Growing your business

As your business develops, new challenges and opportunities arise. You might need help negotiating a key commercial contract. You might want to buy a business which will complement your own. You might want to introduce an employee share incentive scheme. You might want to joint venture with a new commercial partner. You might need advice when hiring and firing. You might want to expand internationally. Whatever the challenge, whatever the opportunity, the Drive team can help with clear and timely advice.

We can help you with:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Employee share schemes
  • Employment advice
  • M&A
  • Joint ventures
  • International expansion
  • Corporate governance issues

Get in touch with one of our specialist lawyers for further help:

Rahul Thakrar

Rahul advises entrepreneurs and businesses on a variety of corporate matters including equity raises, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions as well as assisting clients with day to day commercial agreements.
He also advises both borrowers and lenders on debt and mezzanine finance transactions and has significant experience in advising investment funds and fund managers on structuring and regulatory issues.
Rahul trained at Boodle Hatfield and has been recognised as a “Rising Star” by Superlawyers and “one to watch” by Legal 500.

Richard Beavan

Richard has been a corporate lawyer since 1998 and has extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions (public and private), venture capital and private equity, public company listings and fundraisings, compliance under the Listing Rules and AIM rules, joint ventures, acquisition finance, corporate and share capital reorganisations, investment funds, directors’ duties, corporate governance and commercial contracts.

Charlie Hewlett

Charlie advises on a range of corporate matters including M&A, reorganisations and equity raises. He also helps a number of private companies with their day-to-day corporate and commercial arrangements. He specialises in working with entrepreneurs and family businesses.

In addition to his legal experience, Charlie was formerly a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and holds an MBA from London Business School.

Recent transactions include:

  • Advising on the sale of a fast-growing recycling company
  • Advising the family owners of a schools group on the sale of their business
  • Advising on the purchase of a financial services firm
  • Helping a client in the consumer goods space secure venture capital and angel investment
  • Working with an entertainment group to secure funding for a new central London location
  • Advising a well-known UK manufacturer on the reorganisation of its group