Establishment of companies and corporate services
We provide advice to individuals and already existing entrepreneurs on setting up new business entities. Our specialists have assisted with the incorporation of many companies and partnerships of different types - registered partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and joint stock companies. We have also experience in the establishment of foundations and associations.
When all decisions in a company are practically made by one person or when its shareholders have certain knowledge and clarity as to their expectations, the process of establishment of a company may be relatively simple. In such cases, we primarily ensure the efficient and proper fulfilment of legal requirements for company incorporation and registration, thus preventing errors, delays or potential refusal to enter the company in a relevant register.
However, quite often the establishment of a company is a more complex process requiring much more than just complying with certain formalities. We assist with the selection of the best legal form of a company and the formation of its articles of association/statutes to fit specific expectations and (e.g. family) situation. Our specialists take part in negotiations between future shareholders, for example with respect to their obligations upon formation of the company, relations between them and the company during its existence or rules for leaving the company. We also define rules and provisions regarding the fulfilment of additional shareholders' performances in favour of the company. Such arrangements are often made in the form of agreements/investment agreements.
Other issues which need to be regulated include a situation when new shareholders join an existing company and making contributions to it.
Moreover, we offer legal assistance with regard to the provision of regular or periodic corporate services, including the organisation and administration of shareholders meetings/general meetings, meetings of supervisory boards and management boards, making amendments to articles of association/statutes, redemption of shares and shares trading, including the establishment of any security on shares.