MCM Legal Consultants

Corporate Legal Services

We provide a wide and varied range of legal services to our clients throughout United Kingdom and beyond. With 8 years of successful legal consultancy behind us, we have the expertise to help you. Get in touch today for hands on expertise

We offer financial firms of all sizes and types, strategy, planning and solutions. Through this we can help companies address all sorts of compliance issues, from assessing how robust their systems and processes are, to making recommendations for improvements, training staff and communicating a culture of compliance within organisations or helping to resolve issues and problems which may arise.

We have extensive expertise, working across:

  • Finance

  • Investments

  • Brokerages

  • Banking

  • Immigration

Finance Services & Compliance

  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance & Investigations
    • Money laundering in the UK is treated extremely seriously. The consequences of failing to report suspected money laundering activity can be severe for individuals and businesses alike. We are able to make introductions to fully regulated partners, for those who need advice or representation in connection with any aspect of UK money laundering law contact us now.

 

  • UK Money Laundering Regulations
    • Even the most experienced, prudent professional or businessperson can unwittingly become a conduit for money laundering. The provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 have extended these situations, and HMRC anti-money laundering requirements which, if not met, can result in penalties and prosecution. This is very important, as it can affect your liberty (if a criminal prosecution follows), your professional/business reputation, and your financial situation.
    • Our team of experts can help review your existing anti-money laundering systems, or assist your company set up systems which can ensure that you avoid non-compliance penalties and prosecution.

Regulatory, Compliance & Professional Disciplinary Matters

  • Regulatory FCA Requirements
    • We assist with all regulatory requirements from FCA authorisation to enforcement and from consulting to application preparations.
    • We work with partners that provide, Appointed Representative (AR) status, check the checker services and, if necessary, help to rectify and remedy systemic compliance issues identified from historic business practices.

Financial Legal Opinions

  • Legal Opinions
    • Legal opinions are commonly used in a variety of situations. For example, in the context of a cross-border transaction, a legal opinion may be used for the purpose of opining on whether certain transaction documentation is valid and enforceable in a particular jurisdiction and complies with the local law of that jurisdiction.
    • In transactions involving multiple jurisdictions where the governing law of the documentation is English law, a combination of foreign and English law legal opinions may be required and in such circumstances, the lawyers in the relevant jurisdictions will need to ensure that together with the legal opinions opine on all relevant matters.
    • In finance transactions, a legal opinion may be required to satisfy certain conditions precedents in the transaction documents (either to enable the transaction to complete or to support a particular credit rating) and will usually be required by the lenders to give them reassurance that the legal effect of lending in the transaction concerned is what they expect it to be.

Business Disputes Resolutions

Resolving disputes outside courts. This mitigates the escalation of a dispute and encourages the parties to move to an early satisfactory resolution.
The objective is to avoid expensive, complicated litigation.

Joint Ventures (Real Estate)

We help you consider the most appropriate structure for your joint venture e.g. through an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) via a company or limited liability partnership, or else by a simple collaboration agreement pursuant to which the parties will pool resources and share profits.

 

Mergers & Acquistions

We expertise in sourcing Financial Services Companies, there are many reasons why you may wish to sell or buy a business. You may be approaching retirement, moving on or have received an offer you cannot refuse or a need to partne

We provide the following consulting services as “your M&A introducer and portal on demand”

  • Back-Up Consulting
    • For the M&A project that is under negotiations and the negotiations between an interested party and you,
      We will evaluate and examine the process of negotiation and conditions to back you up and work alongside with your chosen industry experts to make your negotiations to your best interest.
  • Evaluation
    • In partnership with experts we assist in Company valuation, Business valuation, Share valuation, Mergers and consolidation ratios, Share exchange ratio to a specific target company or business.
  • Value-add Consulting
    • This is the strategic consulting services that we propose the corporate value improvement measures of client based on the Feasibility Consideration of specific M&A, Restructuring of the business portfolio, Capital policy, and Financial Strategy.

Shareholders Agreements & Shareholders Disputes

Small, private or family owned companies often operate as “quasi-partnerships”, relying on the closeness of the shareholders’ relationships to solve any problems which may arise. However when problems do arise, they are liable to strain or even destroy such relationships.

We can help you to draw up a shareholders agreement which will anticipate and provide solutions to deal with ‘what if’ or worst case scenarios. This can save you significant time and money and might also highlight areas where your expectations are not as similar to those of your business partners as you imagined.

A shareholders’ agreement is a worthwhile investment for your business now, as well as valuable insurance for the future. It can also be important for protecting the rights of investors in the Company.

Immigration Consultancy

Immigration is a highly specialised area of the law, and it can be quite complex for those who wish to enter or remain in the United Kingdom. We can assist you on all immigration matters. From simple visa applications to complex immigration issues, we provide legal support and friendly service to people who wish to remain in the UK, enter the country for work or on holiday, or settle permanently in the UK.

Overview

You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if:

This category is for ‘skilled workers’ from outside the EEA with a job offer in the UK. It includes skilled workers who are transferred to the UK by an international company, skilled workers where there is a proven shortage in the UK, ministers of religion and sportspeople. You need to be sponsored (ie have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor) before you can apply to come to the UK to work.

You can apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa if:

You must have access to at least £50,000 investment funds to apply.

 

You can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if:

You must have access to at least £2,000,000 in investment funds to apply.

You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa to study in the UK if you're 16 or over and you:

This category is for students aged over 16 from outside the EEA who wish to study in the UK. Applicants must have a place at a registered UK educational establishment before they can apply.