Corporate and M&A
We advise a broad range of companies in their daily corporate life, starting with helping our clients choose the right structure to best fulfill their needs by assessing the applicable regulatory and capital constraints, the tax environment, the intended involvement of shareholders in the business, and the risks. We also assist corporate clients in preparing shareholders and board meetings as well as in ensuring compliance with all regulatory obligations such as those applicable in audit and accounting as well as completing the regulatory filings of state-supervised enterprises.
Thanks to the broad experience our lawyers who have worked at top law firms in Switzerland and abroad, we are able to advise corporate clients and their stakeholders with respect not only to their commercial needs: through structuring specific ventures and raising capital or debt, and by incentivizing employees, defining and organizing corporate governance, exiting, purchasing, selling, combining or restructuring businesses, and drafting contracts with suppliers, clients, employees, investors and banks. Teaming with our litigators, we also prepare or defend shareholder actions as well as M&A litigation.
Because we understand the needs of our clients’ businesses, being ourselves board members of companies, as well as the concepts underlying corporate rules, we are able to tailor appropriate corporate governance structures to fit the size, the economic importance and the risks of each of our client’s businesses.
We know how to defend shareholders and companies and how to enforce their rights. Our substantial experience with the judiciary enables us to develop and implement the best legal strategies for our clients when it comes to any dispute or litigation arising from corporate disputes.
Compensation matters are also a particular focus of our law firm, in particular through our employment law practice, which benefits as well from our substantial experience with the employment courts.
We represent banks and companies in lending transactions (project finance, structured finance and commercial lending) as well as corporations seeking to bolster their equity base.
We know how to defend shareholders and companies and how to enforce their rights. Our close ties to the judiciary enable us to develop the best legal strategies for our clients when it comes to litigation of corporate disputes.
Compensation matters are also a particular focus of our law firm, in particular through our employment practice, which benefits from direct links to the judiciary.
We represent banks and companies in lending transactions (project finance, structured finance and commercial lending) as well as corporations that seek to bolster their equity base.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We facilitate transactions for our client by seeking practical, creative and innovative solutions while defending sound positions as efficiently as possible. We are passionate about complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions, debt and equity financing, untested legal questions and human issues that call for the combination of excellent legal skills, hard work, risk assessment, planning, strategy, project management and leadership. We offer our clients due diligence services, contract negotiation and drafting, structuring memoranda and all ancillary services. We are also very comfortable in understanding complex accounting and corporate finance issues.
We have a long tradition of advising clients in leveraged and management buy outs, which are well known for benefitting from having the lawyers who are involved possessing a broad range of expertise. The same is true with respect to venture capital, where our focus on intellectual property rights enables us to help our clients protect their core assets in a carefully planned and efficient manner.
Our experience in capital market transactions enables us to understand the particular needs of large corporations undertaking local or cross-border M&A transactions.