We advise domestic and foreign companies, from start-ups and independent entrepreneurs, to SMEs and multinational companies, on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including contracts, transactions, proceedings and structuring, both in a domestic and international context. Together with our litigation team, we also assist and represent our clients in litigation and arbitration matters related to commercial and M&A transactions.
Our services include expert advice and assistance on various aspects of corporate law, such as :
- incorporation of companies: drafting of articles of association, internal regulations and all types of corporate documents,
- corporate finance: capital increase, shareholder loans, contributions in kind, pledge agreements,
- shareholders and investors relations: shareholders’ agreements, investment agreements and joint-venture, and
- corporate governance: composition and duties of board of directors, delegation of powers, shareholders rights,
Our tax specialists provide advice from an international and domestic tax perspective regarding all aforementioned aspects.
We further offer legal outsourcing services with respect to the drafting and updating of corporate documents (« corporate housekeeping »): update of articles of association and internal regulations, board resolutions and minutes of shareholders’ meetings, registration proceedings with the commercial register.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our team has developed strong expertise with respect to mergers and acquisitions (share deals, asset deals, mergers and spin-offs), in a variety of sectors, including banking and finance, watchmaking industry, biotech, healthcare, IT, telecom, trading and shipping, mining industry, hospitality, education and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). We assist our clients at every stage of a transaction, including structuring of the deal, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of the transaction agreements and documents, and closing procedure. We work closely with our tax team and make sure that any transaction is thoroughly analyzed from a tax perspective.
Financing and Investment (Venture Capital/Private Equity)
Our team specializes in advising and assisting clients, from early stage investors and entrepreneurs to SMEs doing business with international suppliers or customers, with respect to Venture Capital/Private Equity and debt financing transactions. We also assist our clients throughout the whole process by conducting due diligence and the drafting and negotiating of the legal documentation (term sheet, investment agreement, shareholders’ agreement, convertible loan, various pledge agreements and credit facility agreements).
We assist our clients with respect to their commercial activities, in particular with the drafting and negotiation of various types of commercial contracts, including services agreements, loan agreements, distribution agreements, agency agreements, licensing agreements, franchising agreements and lease agreements.
Employment / Permits
We also provide advice in relation to employment law, including drafting and negotiation of employment agreements, termination and settlement agreements, as well as employee incentive schemes. Our services further include applications for work permits.