EY Legal services

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Corporate and Commercial

We represent corporations in many aspects of their corporate life — from the original establishment of the enterprise through to various aspects of their evolution and operation. This encompasses:

  • “Day-to-day” advice to companies of all forms, on any corporate and commercial legal aspects
  • Effective planning and implementation support for corporate reorganizations
  • Domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as equity investments and change of control transactions
  • Support and advice on devising and implementing corporate compliance programs
  • Corporate legal secretarial services

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Labor and Employment

We advise our clients on complex Labor and Employment Law projects across geographies. We provide pragmatic, business oriented solutions to assist our clients in the day-to-day proactive management of their workforces.

Our Employment Law teams support clients throughout the evolution of their businesses, providing advice across every stage of growth, and helping them to manage the people-related legal aspects of restructuring, mergers and takeovers.

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M&A / Transaction

We support buyers and sellers at all stages of transactions—from bid preparation and submission to negotiation, sign-off and closure. We advise on a full range of deal structures, from public takeovers and tender offers through to divestments, auctions, privatizations, and demergers.

Our track record in M&A, together with our expertise and local knowledge, ensures that we deliver cost-efficient, high-quality legal advice.

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Financial services

As the scope of financial regulation widens, our integrated, cross-disciplinary approach is designed to steer financial services companies through the regulatory maze.

We provide advice to national and international banks, securities dealers, insurers, asset managers, financial companies and pension institutions on a broad range of transactions, product development, regulation and structural issues. Our team also advises regulatory authorities, supra-national bodies, governments and government agencies. We work actively with market organizations to develop documentation, policy and best practice.

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Applying our understanding of markets, competition, technology and IP Law, we help our clients to identify, prioritize and protect their core value propositions with patents and other appropriate IP assets. We focus on building and shaping IP portfolios that reflect and advance our clients’ strategic goals and relationships.

You invest in ideas, innovation, creativity and your brand. Our IP/IT lawyers can help you make the most of this investment by advising on contractual and regulatory projects in connection with the use of IT and on transactions dealing with intangibles.

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Insolvency and Restructuring

We advise corporates and lenders on how to minimize risk or achieve an appropriate outcome from financing and restructuring.

This encompasses advice on restructuring and rescheduling debt; raising and restructuring equity capital; distressed M&A activity; investigation; asset-tracing and insolvency litigation; formal insolvency procedures and contingency planning; distressed creditor and equity investment; and trading and debtor advisory work.

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Real Estate

We combine our specific expertise in the field of Real Estate with a deep and broad knowledge across our global organization. Our team appreciates the issues that can arise in a Real Estate transaction and can evaluate them from all angles.

We offer clients comprehensive legal advice by combining our strengths in Real Estate, Corporate, Finance and Tax Law. Our full-service approach helps you to meet your priorities.

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Distribution and franchising

Distribution and franchising often goes hand in hand with intellectual property (IP). Our lawyers are ready to assist you to integrate the necessary IP protection into your distribution and franchising structure.

We also work with our transaction and carve-out lawyers to help you to put your distribution structure in place immediately after a merger or disposal.

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Corporate reorganizations and project management

In an increasingly competitive market, success requires an efficient corporate structure that is designed to minimize costs and optimize profits. Whether prompted by an acquisition, spin-off or internal restructuring, EY Law helps clients to manage changes to their corporate organization more effectively. We can deliver better value with less risk by strategically addressing all legal implications for our clients, by providing high quality client centric legal advice and sophisticated project management.

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Global Immigration

Our global immigration practice consists of more than 600 professionals operating in 140 countries worldwide. As the largest single-provider global immigration network, we assist with the complete spectrum of business immigration services:

  • Visa, work and residence permit applications
  • Business traveler support
  • Entry and exit clearances
  • Immigration program and policy drafting
  • Immigration advisory, compliance and risk assessments

We work closely with our tax, social security, assignment services and compensation specialists to offer an integrated mobility solution to our clients.

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