Our Services

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We believe experienced and professional contract negotiation is critical to ensure your business relationships get off to the right start. We support businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to established global ogranisations in the industry. As your business grows, the legal support you receive from us will grow with you- from the very beginning where the focus may be on setting up your company, hiring, seeking regulatory permissions, engaging service providers, marketing your services and developing new products, right through to expansion, enhanced permissions, acquisitions and the streamlining of your day-to-day business.

Cleveland & Co External In-House Counsel™ offers an alternative to using external counsel and hiring a contractor. We work just like any other in-house counsel, using internal documentation, liaising directly with all relevant business people (including front office, middle and back office, business development, finance, risk, compliance and legal) and escalating matters to the head of the department as part of the client’s usual process. Our expertise and previous in-house experience allow us to work with a cross section of industry professionals, from portfolio managers through to CEOs, in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America.


We provide all legal, compliance, regulatory, commercial, practical and strategic advice across a full range of business lines – for examples of what we cover click on the terms below.



Commission Sharing


Corporate & M&A


Derivatives Trading


Execution and Clearing


Hedge Funds




Real Estate


Templates & Research
Building Legal Teams


Company Secretarial


Corporate Restructuring




Finance & Lending




Pooled Pension Funds


Repurchase Transactions


Transition Management
Broker Agreements


Commercial Advice




Employment Advice


Financial Services Regulation


Listed Investment Companies


Private Equity


Securities Lending




We offer an oath administration service to our clients whereby we can verify one or more written statements of fact for you in the form of an affidavit.

Our fees are in line with those prescribed by the Commissioners for Oaths (Fees) Order 1993/2297 and are as follows:

– administering an oath in an affidavit or an affirmation or a statutory declaration – £5.
– each exhibit or schedule referred to in the affidavit/ affirmation/ statutory declaration, which is required to be marked – £2.

All fees are inclusive of VAT.

If you have any questions about oaths, affirmations and statutory declarations and when they are required, please do get in touch.


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