A Legacy Intact: a guide to safeguarding your family business in the event of divorce
Written by Partner, Katie O’Callaghan the guide – A Legacy Intact: safeguarding your family business in the event of divorce, details the legal mechanisms that are available to family businesses to protect their assets and avoid them losing control in future. It covers pre- and post-nuptial agreements, using trusts and Family Investment Companies (‘FICs’) as vehicles for holding shares and corporate governance. These instruments can be employed to avoid the severe repercussions of divorce that in the worst case scenario can lead to the sale or transfer of shares, pensions and property. The guide highlights risks family businesses can face around loss of privacy, with the possibility of media access to financial proceedings and the measures that companies can consider to limit this exposure.Find out more.