Corporate and commercial law

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In today’s environment, everyone is facing increasing levels of scrutiny from many stakeholders, including regulators, shareholders, customers and the general public. And this is increasingly true as entities grow and look to expand to provide new products or services into new markets.

EY Law is uniquely positioned to assist with a broad range of corporate and commercial legal needs alongside the wide range of services that EY offers to its clients.

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What EY can do for you

Our corporate and commercial team are part of a multinational network of more than 3,500 lawyers worldwide that provides legal advice in all major business areas, including corporate, commercial, employment and benefits, environmental, intellectual property, finance, and tax law. This helps us cover the range of issues that may arise in a single corporate transaction, so that you can operate with confidence across the globe and maximise today’s business opportunities.

  • Corporate Law

    We provide corporate and commercial legal advice to domestic and international private companies, public corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds, investors and individuals.

    We advise clients on a broad spectrum of matters, including:

    • Planning, negotiating and executing strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), takeovers, joint ventures, and acquiror and vendor legal due diligence
    • Capital raising transactions
    • Corporate governance and board advisory 
    • Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions
    • Structuring, negotiating and documenting joint ventures, partnerships and other complex commercial arrangements
    • Investment by overseas persons / entities, including establishment of local entities and businesses, regulatory compliance and Overseas Investment / FIRB applications
    • International expansion – corporate structuring and formation, including implementation of cross-border transfer pricing, IP strategy and tax structures
    • Legal entity rationalisations and corporate reorganisations
    • Infrastructure and capital projects
    • General commercial contracting
    • Information technology, privacy, digital and e-commerce
    • Intellectual property, including structuring and inter-company licensing arrangements
    • Outsourcing and co-sourcing
    • Restructuring, reorganisation, liquidation and related transactions
    • All areas of corporate compliance, including company secretarial matters
    • Legal transformation and project management
  • Commercial law

    We counsel businesses in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors. We provide advice on all forms of commercial contracts to support day-to-day and strategic business activities.

    Our experience extends across sectors and regulatory regimes, including:

    • Contracts covering outsourcing conducted through detailed procurement processes
    • Services distribution
    • Software licensing
    • Development agreements
    • Product marketing
    • Manufacturing
    • Supply arrangements
    • Maintenance and support
    • White labelling
    • Collaboration and joint ventures
    • Data protection and privacy
    • Online terms and conditions
  • Shareholders’ controversy, corporate governance

    We provide advice on disputes, lawsuits and claims among company shareholders or company shareholders and the company. These issues can include claims and legal actions regarding resolutions of the board of directors or the general shareholders’ meeting, court-ordered dissolution and the liability of company directors.

    We advise on many aspects of corporate governance, including director and officer liability.

    We offer advice to listed companies, institutional investors, private equity investors, underwriters, board committees, directors and others.

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