Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions
Be it friendly or hostile, an acquisition can prove to be a messy business. Whether you are buyer or seller, you will need a diligent janitor to guide you through the spring cleaning. We come suitably equipped to take care of your corporate constructions. Once the groundwork has been laid and the finer details applied, the pen may finally be drawn to seal the deal. We provide solid advice in all aspects related to corporate law and in transactions at home and abroad. From start-up to going public, we keep your house safe and clean.
Life and human nature are unpredictable. Business may have ups and downs and even the most reliable workers can put down tools at any time. In such cases, disruption to normal operations must be kept to a minimum. That’s where our technicians come in with a precision repair kit featuring prudence, consideration and discretion to ensure your business is restored to full working order. We make sure that expansion, secondment, transfer of undertaking, downsizing, collective bargaining are not synonyms of headache in your dictionary anymore.
Making a good contract is fastening your seatbelt before you start the engine. Detecting ambiguous points in a contract can save valuable management time and straightforward negotiations are a key to avoiding later misunderstandings. Each contract is a work of art, be it a distribution agreement, a franchise agreement or the general terms of sale. In case of a dispute, our ambulance team is there for you to minimise the damage.
Competition Law/Antitrust Law
Long gone are the days of the wild west when you could suppress the competition by pulling out a Colt from under your leather coat. Instead, Competition and Antitrust Laws provide for some nasty grenades and rifles for the authorities – and they are not afraid to use them. This is not the place for playing Clint Eastwood – go in all guns blazing and you’ll only end up shooting yourself in the foot. We offer advice on distribution mechanisms, control of mergers, stopping unfair competitors and settlement of other disputes.
Lady Justice may be blind but our eyes are trained to see the finest of details where the devil is hiding. Litigation requires endurance, thoroughness and charisma. We are conditioned to fight and do not shy away from disputes, but we nonetheless keep an eye on the economic outcome. We regularly take action for our clients in litigations and other court or administrative proceedings.
Intellectual property law
Facebook creates no content, Airbnb owns no hotels, Uber owns no cars. What they own is the finest grey matter that drives the world ahead. Our intellectual property watchdogs are trained to keep copycats away. Your idea needs protection from the moment it is born – leave it to the experts. We prepare software licence agreements, utilisation agreements, research contracts; we take care of your trademark and patent applications and we combat product piracy and other unfair competition practices.