Reduction of transaction’s costs
We offer cost reduction solutions, in particular for small and medium size companies, in connection with the financing of the transactions or sale and purchase transactions. We understand the pressure of the investors to reduce the transaction expenses to the necessary minimum.
While certain fees and the cost of certain services cannot be reduced, the careful selection of what is absolutely necessary and selection of appropriate service providers, can save a lot of those expenses.
It applies especially when completing transactions with international, cross-border elements. We advise smart investors how to avoid those unnecessary transaction costs.
Transaction’s advisory: sale strategies and structures
Asset or share deals, location of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and bank accounts, forms of companies adequate to specific transaction, requirements of financial institutions or qualified investors, necessary documents – we offer a full range of transaction advisory services.
Debt advisory and advisory in connection with transaction’s financing
This is a service offered especially to small and medium size companies entering international debt markets, for which the cost of reaching the agreement with the financial institutions is particularly high. For those companies it is important to negotiate with the financial institutions as a strong experienced player to avoid unfavorable conditions or unnecessary expenses.
We offer advice starting from the term sheet phase, through negotiations of the loan agreements, up to fulfillment of final conditions precedent to funding. We help to understand what stays behind particular requirements of the financial institutions to achieve better negotiation position for the investor. It is very common that each such transaction includes several unnecessary steps or requirements which may constitute a significant cost for the investor.
We can directly negotiate the loan agreements or other contractual arrangements, provide legal advice, coordinate external service providers or advise which service providers are the most suitable in the given transaction and which structure is the most efficient - all with the aim to substantially reduce transaction expenses and unnecessary operations.
Project restructuring and management services
We advise institutions when it comes to distressed situations or exit strategies, with the special focus on emerging markets and Russia.
We also offer complete outsourcing services which are often hardly to be undertaken by various split in-house units of the given institution, especially on difficult markets or off-shore in relation to restructuring, exit strategies or insolvency. We are keen to find to appropriate investors for those kind of projects.
Selection of the service providers and subcontractors
In complex, cross-border transactions involving several countries, off-shore jurisdictions, we offer specialized coordination services to avoid overlapping or unnecessary services (legal, tax, accounting or corporate) and suggest selection of the most appropriate service providers. The costs incurred by investors for such services are often unnecessarily high or at all redundant.
Our fifteen years experience dealing with off-shore jurisdictions and service providers can save a lot of money.
To institutions we offer our full-service concept when it comes to distressed situations or exit strategies, with the special focus on emerging markets and Russia. The outsourcing could be partial (e.g. coordination of legal service providers from multiple jurisdictions or management of particular part of the project) or complete. Our outsourcing services are designed to focus in one hand operations which are often undertaken by various split in-house units of the given institution without coordination, especially on difficult markets or off-shore in relation to restructuring, exit strategies or insolvency.
We also offer advice with respect to building operational risk strategies on emerging markets and methods on how to develop internal knowledge and know-how on the given market between the employees of the company. We can provide solutions how to create standard requirements for transactions to control or minimize the risk which can be used by the company in its operations. We help to build procedures to create internal control for all transactions and identify the risks, in particular when it comes to emerging markets.
Incorporation of companies and corporate services
To investors interested to set-up companies abroad, in particular special purpose vehicles (SPVs) in tax favorable jurisdictions, we offer incorporation services with respect to many types of companies as well as related corporate services (representation, accounting, tax) necessary for the company to operate. We take care about the statutory requirements in the given country and necessary formalities. We can also help with acquisition of the shelf-companies. We have experience with several jurisdictions, including among others Luxembourg, Cyprus, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Guernsey, Jersey, Switzerland, UK.