Corporate: Related Insights


WBD advises Puma Private Equity on investment into Tictrac

05 Jun 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Puma Private Equity which led a £6 million equity investment into Tictrac, a leading health engagement company. The corporate team was led by Partner Leon Miller, Managing Associate Alex Fergus and South African qualified lawyer Alice Millar who advised on the transaction.

COVID-19 tax changes and what to do

19 May 2020
It seems that a burgeoning deficit is one of the more guaranteed results of the UK government's extensive support packages to prop up our economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The media is now replete with speculation about how Government may seek to address this, including through tax policy changes. In this article we briefly summarise some of the recent crystal-ball gazing on how tax policy may develop, together with highlighting some initial suggestions about how clients might seek to prepare.

New signing procedures to keep real estate transactions moving

06 May 2020
At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown we provided clients with the ability to e-sign documents that do not need to be registered at the Land Registry because Womble Bond Dickinson is fully licenced to use DocuSign, a market leading e-signature platform. As an early adopter of e-signatures in the legal sector, using this technology to sign contracts and other documents was an easy step for us to take to help our clients continue with their transactions. 

WBD leads the way on e-signatures to facilitate transactions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

29 Apr 2020
The restrictions which have been imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have posed fundamental challenges to lawyers and their clients in relation to the signature of legal agreements and the management of transactions. For Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), one obvious solution was the use of electronic signatures – e-signatures – and e-signature platforms to continue to facilitate transactions and provide clients with the same high standard of service they have come to expect from the firm.

COVID-19: the Future Fund – bridge funding for UK start-ups

28 Apr 2020
The Government is setting up a co-investment fund, known as the "Future Fund", to provide convertible loans of between £125,000 and £5 million to UK high growth companies. Private third party investors ("Matched Investors”) must at least match the amount of bridge funding provided under the convertible loan.