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Corporate

Corporate

Our corporate team is perfectly positioned to support the world’s leading enterprises, emerging startup companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities. From mergers and acquisitions and venture capital to private and public equity and debt offerings, we support clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes.

As a full-service law firm, we provide a complete range of business legal services in all of the jurisdictions in which we operate. Our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions.

Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to our success. That is why alongside their legal experience, all of our corporate lawyers have additional industry-specific focus—whether it is banking, energy, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, technology or other sectors.

Furthermore, in addition to the corporate lawyers with primary transactional responsibility, our deal teams include sophisticated practitioners with experience in key practice areas, such as intellectual property, technology, antitrust, compensation, corporate governance, tax, financial services regulation, employment, pensions, securities compliance and real estate.

Capital Markets

We offer integrated securities advice on complex, cross-border transactions to issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders, sponsors, arrangers, lead managers, originators, dealers, trustees and depositories on a broad range of securities offerings.

Companies, underwriters, and placement agents rely on us to deliver global advice and unmatched local, on-the-ground resources to support public and private equity and debt capital raising transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

 All our lawyers aligned to industry sectors. We understand the internal and external pressures that our clients face throughout a transaction and the industry-specific issues critical to the success of a deal. We guide our clients through every stage of a deal—from due diligence and structuring, to negotiation and preparation of deal documents, to post-transaction transition and post-merger integration.

Our activities unavoidably affect other areas of company law, such as employment, pensions, tax, financial services regulation and corporate governance. Our deal teams include practitioners from these and other areas of law to address all aspects of a deal.

Corporate Governance

Sound corporate governance is an essential pillar of any successful business. Our corporate governance team is a trusted advisor to leading and emerging companies and government entities on corporate governance matters, providing strategic advice and guidance.

We offer comprehensive counsel and representation to public and private companies concerning the regulatory landscape and best practice for corporate governance matters. We assist clients with implementing new governance statutes, rules and regulations; auditing compliance; evaluating disclosure issues; investigating allegations of wrongdoing; and responding to civil, administrative or criminal actions. We also provide board and management continuing education programs.

We have significant experience in advising senior management, boards of directors and special committees of public companies of all sizes on governance matters. Others have experience in areas that directly concern governance issues, such as government controversies (internal investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings), white collar criminal defence, government affairs, securities litigation and executive compensation.

We also have considerable experience in advising shareholders of listed and unlisted companies on best practice in relation to corporate governance issues. We advise clients on:

  • Specifying the distribution of rights and responsibilities for stakeholders, board members, committees and managers
  • Specifying the rules and establishing procedures for making decisions among stakeholders, board members, committees, managers and auditors, and
  • Implementing structures for corporate governance so that the shareholder objectives can be met.

From an institutional investor perspective, we also recognize and advise investors on the importance of governance as a mechanism for monitoring the actions, policies and decisions of corporations in order to achieve an alignment of interests among stakeholders.

Incorporation of offshore companies

A dedicated account manager, specialised in the field of company law and administration, will be your point of contact during the year and will assist you with your company administration, bank account and any other services that we offer. We commit to always reply to our clients’ concerns within one business day.

For matters as important as offshore company incorporation, it is essential to select offshore business specialists who can offer both experience and breadth of knowledge in corporate administration. Our client profiles vary from entrepreneurs, expatriates, law firms, sole traders and high-net worth individuals, to companies.