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In a business environment that is increasingly global and complex, you want to ensure that you get advice to manage issues as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our global Law network brings together legal specialists from around the world, and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate.

Our approach

We help clients to solve some of their most challenging business issues through the provision of legal advice on complex multinational projects involving a range of complementary services from other parts of the EY network.

We represent the following sectors: automobile, aviation, banking and finance, consumer products, energy and resources, government and public sector, health care, life sciences, power and utilities, private equity, real estate and technology.

Our legal services

 

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 reorganisations
  • 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 & 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 organisations to develop documentation, policy and best practice.

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IP/ IT

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 organisation. 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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Power and Utilities


The need for power and utility asset development in Southeast Asia has never been greater and we are well-placed to assist clients in the development of these projects, especially by working with our infrastructure advisory teams. We can assist clients looking at projects across Southeast Asia, from initial due diligence through project structuring, tendering, regulatory approvals, project documentation and project implementation, as well as acquisition and disposal of existing projects.


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Energy and Resources


We can advise on all aspects of energy and resources projects both upstream and downstream. Services include:

  • Acquisition and sale and greenfield investment
  • Structuring
  • Licensing
  • Environmental
  • Facilities construction
  • Offtake
  • Dispute resolution

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Disputes


We recognize that, in business, conflict can arise from time to time. Our disputes services provide support to clients as issues arise in their businesses. This includes both business dealings and dealings with government bodies. Services include:

  • Contract and regulatory advisory
  • Development of strategy for dealing with business and regulatory issues
  • Dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation

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Disputes


We recognize that, in business, conflict can arise from time to time. Our disputes services provide support to clients as issues arise in their businesses. This includes both business dealings and dealings with government bodies. Services include:

  • Contract and regulatory advisory
  • Development of strategy for dealing with business and regulatory issues
  • Dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation

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