One of the greatest challenges being currently faced by family businesses is handing the helm down to the next generation. This is not a simple or swift process. It requires many years’ preparation and choice of appropriate tools. Poorly “tailored” succession may not only impair development of the business, but can also become a source of long-lasting family problems.
The Law Firm ensures comprehensive advisory enabling mitigation or elimination of tax and penal fiscal risks. It provides the services of reorganisation of business operations (divisions, in-kind contributions, mergers), preparation of foreign expansion, capital reorganisation, succession in business, business acquisition or sale. It carries out tax audits of structures in terms of their exposure to the taxation avoidance regulations and the tax law circumvention clause.
The Law Firm provides comprehensive corporate advisory, including for day-to-day operations. Civil law and commercial law services are offered. It advises on ownership relations, corporate governance, compliance, and liability of corporate authorities’ members. It carries out transformation and restructuring processes, including in connection with family business successions. The Law Firm draws up and gives opinion on commercial contracts and supports Clients in negotiations with business partners. It represents Clients in court and administrative proceedings in civil-law, commercial, and inheritance cases.
The Law Firm offers comprehensive legal and tax advisory on transactions of acquiring and disposing of enterprises or stocks and shares, on joint-venture agreements, and minor shareholder’s investments. It advises both on the seller’s and on the buyer’s sides, ensuring services at every transaction stage – from organisation of the transaction, through performance of a due diligence, preparation and negotiation of transaction documents, to the transaction closing and post-transaction services.
The Law Firm ensures comprehensive advisory on the goods and services tax (VAT), excise tax, and customs duty. It not only helps to correctly and efficiently settle the same and identify tax risks, but also proposes solutions leading to mitigation of those risks.
In order to ensure tax security, the Law Firm ensures comprehensive transfer pricing advisory. It helps both to fulfil the obligation to provide documentation for transactions with related entities and also to determine transaction terms and conditions, to optimise the risk arising from the possibility of upward adjustments of taxable income by tax authorities, and also to optimise the danger arising from penal fiscal liability.
The Law Firm represents taxpayers before tax authorities and tax inspection authorities at every stage of the tax proceedings, as well as in administrative court proceedings.
The Law Firm assists in ensuring compliance of the conducted business operations with national and international legal regulations, industrial regulations, rules and principles of ethics, and in effective management of potential risks. It attends to the Clients at every stage of building the compliance management process – from the concept, through the implementation, to post-implementation services.
The Law Firm offers comprehensive legal advisory for corporate and individual Clients on administrative, building, and real estate law. It advises at every project stage, starting from legal due diligence of the real property, through coverage of legal risks, acquisition, regulation of the legal status, performance of the real property investment, to legal support for property management and commercialisation.
The Law Firm ensures legal advisory on civil law and commercial law, with particular emphasis on copyright law, press law, and industrial property law. It draws up and gives opinion on commercial contracts, and supports Clients in negotiating broadly understood intellectual property with business partners. It advises TV and radio broadcasters, advertising agencies, media houses, and press and book publishers.