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Valuations and Commercial Disputes

Commercial disputes may arise from a number of different situations, with the most common disputes relating to business purchase and sale activity, changes to shareholding or partnerships, insurance and banking provisions and contractual disputes. 

 

It is common for losses to be incurred as a result of breach of contract, intellectual property disputes, natural disasters, professional negligence, regulatory disputes or compulsory purchase orders. In all such cases, accurate valuations, taking into account aspects such as tax implications, are essential.

Throughout our practice we regularly undertake valuations for a wide range of purposes, including acquisitions and disposals, taxation, regulatory matters, as well as in support of commercial litigation cases. 

In addition to using a variety of standard methodologies and techniques, our teams use their specific experience and apply their judgment, meaning our valuations are well-researched and unique to each case.

 

How can we help you?

Some of the ways in which Hazlewoods can assist in commercial litigation cases include:

  • Assessment of economic loss following, for example, a contractual breach, failure to supply goods or services, business interruption or a catastrophic event
  • Valuation of shares and businesses for a range of purposes
  • Insolvency matters, including wrongful trading
  • Perceived diminutions in shareholder value

The members of our forensic team have a wealth of experience, having provided valuable support on a range of commercial and contractual disputes from those concerning small, owner managed companies to multinational groups.