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Restructuring

Restructuring in business refers to the process of making significant changes to an organisation's structure, operations, or financial aspects. This is often done to adapt to changing market conditions, improve efficiency, cut costs, or address financial challenges. Solicitors play a crucial role in assisting businesses with restructuring efforts by providing legal guidance and support throughout the process.

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At P.A Duffy & Co Solicitors, we assist business restructuring across Northern Ireland. Our team are experienced, understanding and diligent and will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure the restructuring process complies with relevant laws and regulations, whilst avoiding any legal pitfalls and liabilities.

Here's how our solicitors can help in restructuring:

Legal Compliance: our solicitors ensure that all aspects of the restructuring process comply with relevant laws and regulations, including employment law, contract law, and corporate governance requirements.

Structuring Transactions: our solicitors can assist in structuring complex transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or asset sales.

Contract Negotiation: our solicitors help negotiate and draft contracts and agreements related to the restructuring.

Debt Restructuring: for companies facing financial distress, our solicitors can assist in debt restructuring efforts by negotiating with creditors, modifying debt terms, and helping the company reach a more sustainable financial position.

Employment Matters: our solicitors advise on employment issues related to restructuring, including redundancy and severance packages, compliance with labour laws, and the legal aspects of employee terminations or transfers.

Due Diligence: our solicitors assist in the due diligence process, reviewing legal and financial documentation.

Asset Sales and Transfers: our solicitors help with the legal transfer of assets, intellectual property, and licenses.

Legal Documentation: they draft and review the legal documentation necessary for the restructuring, including corporate resolutions, transfer agreements, and any required regulatory filings.

Engaging a solicitor with experience in business and corporate law is essential to ensure that a company's restructuring efforts are legally sound, compliant with regulations, and aligned with the company's strategic objectives.

Speak to our solicitors in Dungannon and Belfast. For an initial consultation with one of our experts, call us on 02887722102 (Dungannon/Belfast). We will talk through your situation with you and discuss what the first steps are in restructuring your business. We can also answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you can fill in our online Contact Form and we will ring you.

FAQs

Why do companies undergo restructuring?

Companies undergo restructuring to respond to changing market dynamics, improve profitability, optimise resources, address financial distress, and adapt to evolving business needs.

What is the role of legal professionals in restructuring?

Legal professionals, such as solicitors, play a crucial role in ensuring that restructuring activities comply with relevant laws and regulations. They assist with contracts, due diligence, and other legal aspects of the process.

How can a company determine if restructuring is necessary?

A company may consider restructuring when it faces declining revenues, declining market share, high operational costs, excessive debt, or significant changes in the business environment.

How can I finance a restructuring solicitor?

We know that funding might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:

• Legal expenses cover

• After the Event insurance (ATE insurance)

• Private payment

Book in for a consultation and we will be happy to discuss funding with you to find the best option for your circumstances.

How long does a typical restructuring process take?

The duration of a restructuring process varies widely depending on the scope and complexity of the changes involved. It can take several months to a few years.

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