Our corporate & shareholder conflicts lawyers manage the entire spectrum of transactional conflicts and large-scale, often multi-jurisdictional shareholder and boardroom disputes.
We also have considerable experience advising board members on sensitive transactional and litigation issues, ranging from related party transactions and other transactions concerning possible conflicts of interest.
Corporate Litigation and Governance
Our corporate litigation and governance practice handles all spectrums and issues encompassing the allotments and issue of shares, the variation of class rights, the grant of rights to subscribe, issuing convertible notes and share conversions, share price valuations as a going concern, upon liquidation, sale of minority shares, minimum drag-along price and unlawful dilution of shareholders rights.
We advise directors on the proper exercise of their fiduciary powers, avoiding conflicts of interests. We guide directors who are shareholders in following the proper protocols for confronting conflicts, taking account of their actions as shareholders and to ensure that they do not give rise to conflicts of interest in their work as directors.
The phrase mergers and acquisitions refers to the aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling and combining of different companies that can aid, finance, or help a growing company in a given industry grow rapidly without having to create another business entity. Merger is a tool used by companies for the purpose of expanding their operations often aiming at an increase of their long term profitability. There are several different types of actions that a company can take when deciding to move forward using mergers and acquisitions. Usually mergers occur in a consensual (occurring by mutual consent) setting where executives from the target company help those from the purchaser in a due diligence process to ensure that the deal is beneficial to both parties. Acquisitions can also happen through a hostile takeover by purchasing the majority of outstanding shares of a company in the open market against the wishes of the target’s board.
The majority of corporate disputes handled by our firm belong to multiple jurisdictions and require experience and knowledge of civil law and common law.
Our Unique Proposition
At FAA, we possess the necessary knowledge and expertise to cater to your business’s needs:
- Acquisitions and sales of companies or their assets;
- Joint ventures;
- Takeovers and mergers;
- Investment projects and planning (legal, tax, regulatory);
- Partnerships and profit sharing arrangements;
- Start-up investments;
- Risk management and due diligence reviews;
- IPOs and secondary issues of equity and debt securities;
- Private equity transactions, including buy-outs and buy-ins;
- Corporate restructurings and re-domiciles;
- Share buybacks;
- Corporate governance;
- Compliance and reporting;
- Investor relations;
- Shareholder activism;
- Ancillary matters.