We strive to transform our knowledge and experience into trustworthy and valued assets for our clients. Whether it’s a game-changing acquisition, a crucial joint venture, a critical commercial contract, a private equity investment or a liquidity event, an energy project or the establishment of a new business or minding essential corporate housekeeping, our lawyers work beside our clients to help them understand and manage the legal issues that impact their businesses.
Our corporate and commercial team has meaningful experience in cross border transactions, joint ventures, equity investments and financings and the expertise and resources to provide specialist IP and commercial law advice on ancillary agreements. Our industry expertise is broad, with our lawyers having worked on landmark significant transactions in sectors including transportation, agribusiness, information technology, fuel distribution, retail, consumer goods and many more.
Drawing from the talent and expertise of our dispute resolution practice, our corporate lawyers have been particularly effective in handling shareholder disputes. Since we fully understand and appreciate the implications of conflict in a competitive environment, we focus on avoiding such disputes by advising and providing input at the earliest possible opportunity. We are frequently instructed in relation to business planning and corporate formations and in so doing routinely provide advice in relation to shareholder agreements which can seek to address difficulties that may emerge over time. However, if a dispute arises, we are able to provide practical and grounded advice with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our corporate lawyers regularly advise corporate directors, the board as a whole and senior executives on corporate governance issues such as director’s duties and liability, board structure and composition, drafting of board and committee charters. We have also assisted local and international companies in corporate investigations, including for allegations of bribery and fraud, often in transactional and crisis situations.