Our general corporate practice covers very broadly the corporate and commercial sectors dealing with all aspects of corporate life, ranging from general corporate issues (setting up and legal management of companies, corporate governance, restructuring of a company's share capital, setting up and organisation of branches, companies or subsidiaries, shareholders' and voting agreements, stock option plans and other incentive plans, etc.) to a wide variety of transactions (group organisation and structures, business organisation, inter-company relationships, financing and refinancing, etc.) from start-up through the corporate life of a company, including business recovery and companies' reorganisation in difficult times.
With the help of our corporate finance/M&A and tax teams we also assist our clients in relation to succession issues, exit strategies (trade sales, IPOs, etc.), reorganisations and refinancings as well as mergers and acquisitions.
We have developed extensive expertise in the drafting and negotiation of all sorts of commercial contracts (such as joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, credit and loan agreements, distribution agreements, licence agreements, outsourcing agreements, new technologies, etc.) in numerous industries and business sectors (banking, financial services, media, hotels, security, IT, life science and healthcare, luxury industry, real estate etc.).
Our lawyers actively participate in legal developments in these fields and regularly contribute articles to legal publications dealing with corporate or commercial legal issues.
While some specialisation is necessary in response to market needs and demands, we encourage our lawyers to retain as broad an expertise as possible in the corporate / commercial fields, ensuring a better and fuller understanding of our clients' needs and projects which serves as a solid basis for a fully flexible and adaptable service.
See our publications in this field.
CONTACT: Jacques Bonvin ; Phidias Ferrari
include numerous national and multinational corporations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, private equity funds, investment funds, domestic and foreign banks, high technology companies, IT, telecommunications, media, energy, real estate and construction companies, hotel chains, luxury groups, biotech, science and healthcare, medical technology, microtechnology and nanotechnology, start-ups companies as well as individual or corporate entrepreneurs.