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We are one of the Enterprise Investment Scheme industry’s leading law firms, and have won awards as Best Legal Adviser from the EIS Association.

We advise companies seeking to qualify under EIS and ensure they are EIS compliant. We can handle applications to HMRC seeking advance assurance that the company is compliant with the legislation. We will negotiate and put in place relevant shareholder agreements and articles of association to protect our clients interests. We also prepare documentation and advise on all regulatory matters in connection with private and public fundraisings, whether by way of information memorandum or prospectuses.

We have structured many EIS funds, both HMRC approved and unapproved. We advise on all applicable FCA regulatory matters to ensure fund managers are compliant with their requirements and have requisite authorisation with the FCA. We will ensure that our clients EIS fund does not fall foul of the Unregulated Collective Investment Scheme regulations and that they comply with AIFMD regulations. We advise and assist fund managers with their investments, carrying out appropriate due diligence and ensuring the funds’ interests are protected through documentation such as shareholders agreements and articles of association.

We equally advise on Seed EIS acting for investors, corporate entities seeking Seed EIS status, and fund managers in relation to their Seed EIS funds and Seed EIS investments.

Examples of work which we have undertaken in this area include:

  • Mercia Growth Fund – We advised Mercia Fund Management on their issue of one of the first hybrid EIS and Seed EIS funds focused on investing in technology companies
  • MMC Ventures EIS Fund – We advised MMC Ventures in respect of their EIS fund and related regulatory matters. We drafted and approved their information memorandums and customer agreements
  • Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc – We acted for this first of a kind Welsh tidal energy project company from their inception as an EIS company to their community share offering raising £10 million, of which half was under EIS
  • Shoreditch Music Plc – We acted in Shoreditch’s offer of shares to raise £5 million, taking advantage of the Financial Service and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 exemptions, in order to raise finance for the production and distribution of music albums, the first being a Sir Paul McCartney tribute album featuring 38 legendary artists
  • Albannach Brands Limited – We advised on structuring the group with its Hong Kong holding company to enable it to obtain EIS relief for its £2 million share issue. The proceeds were used to expand the group’s UK and overseas bar and restaurant operation

Contact our Corporate & Commercial Team
telephone: 020 7691 4000
or email: enquiries@edwincoe.com

Victor Hawrych is noted for his excellent levels of service and experience.

Legal 500 2013

Victor Hawrych is noted for his excellent levels of service and experience.

Legal 500 2013

Victor Hawrych is ranked as a Leading Individual for Flotations: small and mid-cap

Legal 500 2012

Victor Hawrych is ranked as a Leading Individual for Flotations: small and mid-cap

Legal 500 2012

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Highly Commended - Best EIS Legal Adviser 2014


EIS Association

Highly Commended - Best EIS Legal Adviser 2014

EIS Association

Winner of Best EIS Legal Adviser 2012


Winner of Best EIS Legal Adviser 2012

Runner up for Best EIS Legal Adviser 2011 & 2013


EIS Association

Runner up for Best EIS Legal Adviser 2011 & 2013

EIS Association

Winner of Best EIS Legal Adviser 2010


EIS Association

Winner of Best EIS Legal Adviser 2010

EIS Association

Voted AIM law Firm of the Year 2011


Voted AIM law Firm of the Year 2011

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Corporate & Commercial

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

We are one of the Enterprise Investment Scheme industry’s leading law firms, and have won awards as Best Legal Adviser from the EIS Association.

We advise companies seeking to qualify under EIS and ensure they are EIS compliant. We can handle applications to HMRC seeking advance assurance that the company is compliant with the legislation. We will negotiate and put in place relevant shareholder agreements and articles of association to protect our clients interests. We also prepare documentation and advise on all regulatory matters in connection with private and public fundraisings, whether by way of information memorandum or prospectuses.

We have structured many EIS funds, both HMRC approved and unapproved. We advise on all applicable FCA regulatory matters to ensure fund managers are compliant with their requirements and have requisite authorisation with the FCA. We will ensure that our clients EIS fund does not fall foul of the Unregulated Collective Investment Scheme regulations and that they comply with AIFMD regulations. We advise and assist fund managers with their investments, carrying out appropriate due diligence and ensuring the funds’ interests are protected through documentation such as shareholders agreements and articles of association.

We equally advise on Seed EIS acting for investors, corporate entities seeking Seed EIS status, and fund managers in relation to their Seed EIS funds and Seed EIS investments.

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