Contact Details
Location Charminster
Phone 01202 057739

Wayne Spolander

Partner & Solicitor

Business Services

My Approach

I am passionate about delivering an excellent client service being accessible, responsive and finding effective solutions tailored to the client’s needs.

Leading on corporate transactions, I will work closely with the other specialist teams within Ellis Jones to ensure clients receive quality legal advice in relation to the various different issues which arise during the transaction.

I have developed strong relationships with other professionals (such as accountants and tax advisers) who I work closely with to ensure clients are given best advice on the structure of the deal from the outset.

Areas of Expertise

I deal with non-contentious business related legal work covering companies, limited liability partnerships (LLP), partnerships (traditional) and sole traders. I have acted for a range of businesses from small owner managed to listed companies and high net worth individuals. My expertise includes:

  • Corporate transactions involving disposals and acquisitions of companies by shares and businesses by asset sales and purchases – range of deal values from modest to circa £35 million
  • Management buy-outs (MBO) including using Newco structure as acquirer of the target(s)
  • Company purchase of own shares (CPOS) / Share Buy Backs.
  • Company reorganisations
  • Corporate restructures
  • Shareholders agreements and related cross option agreements (re “keyman insurance”)
  • Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Share Options, Scheme/Plan Rules and related documents
  • Company Articles of Association, Board Minutes, Shareholder Resolutions Business joint ventures between companies and/or individuals
  • Share issues and transfers
  • Limited Liability Partnerships Agreement and Partnership Agreement (traditional partnership)
  • Franchise agreements and related documents
  • Licence agreements
  • Loan agreements and related security documents
  • Independent advice on director Personal Guarantees
  • Supply of goods and services contracts ranging from complex high value LTC (long term contract) and across various sectors, including Information Technology (IT) and Aerospace
  • Website development agreements
  • IT support/maintenance service level agreements
  • App licence and terms of use
  • Standard terms and conditions of business – business to business, business to consumer – including website, in store, doorstep etc

Recent work includes

  • Shares sale acting for selling shareholders- circa £2m deal value
  • MBO acting for newco/management team – multi target companies – deal value circa £4m
  • Company restructure via formation holdco and two stage capital reduction process
  • EMI scheme and share options
  • Various shareholder agreements

Professional Associations & Qualifications

  • Solicitor (England & Wales), admitted 2001
  • Attorney (South Africa), admitted 1998 (non practising since relocation to England 1999)
  • Mentioned as a key lawyer in Legal 500 2022.