LLP conversion masterclass

Venue: TBC/ London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 30, 2010
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However, the decision to convert must be made from an informed viewpoint taking into consideration the cultural, legal and financial ramifications of the switchover. Whether you are considering making the change or have begun the process in earnest, Managing Partner’s Conversion to LLP masterclass will give you the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your firm.

This masterclass will be of benefit to managing partners and practice managers of professional services partnerships such as solicitors, accountants, architects, surveyors, civil engineers and other consultants who are considering conversion to a limited liability partnership.

Two of the UK's leading experts in partnership law will help you to:
• Consider whether conversion to LLP status is right for your firm with a clear analysis of both the advantages and disadvantages and potential for better risk management
• Prepare for the conversion process
• Manage the process and the conversion team
• Help you identify how to cope with pitfalls during conversion
• Delve into an explanation of the core documents
• Explore the practical issues you will encounter

Masterclass leaders:

Fergus Payne, Lewis Silkin LLP
Fergus is a partner and joint head of the firm’s Partnerships and LLPs group and provides advice on corporate transactions in a variety of sectors. Fergus advises on and negotiates documents for the constitutional arrangements of partnerships and LLPs, LLP conversions, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
Fergus is recommended in both Chambers and Legal 500 directories as a leading practitioner in the area of partnerships and LLPs. The latest edition of Chambers refers to him as “brilliant on the LLP side,” and being regarded by clients as “knowledgeable and approachable”.
Miguel Pereira, Lewis Silkin LLP
Miguel is a senior associate in the Corporate department at Lewis Silkin and a member of the firm’s Partnership and LLP’s group and provides advice on corporate and partnership transactions in a number of sectors.
Miguel has considerable experience advising on the establishment of partnerships and LLPs, the demerger and merger of partnerships and has worked on the conversion to LLP status for several major partnerships in the legal, surveying, actuarial and marketing and communication sectors. He also advises individuals on their admission to or retirement from partnerships or LLPs.