Our firm's M&A practice included a number of large, medium-sized and smaller
transactions, for both traditional and emerging technology companies. Our lawyers
represent local and international clients in negotiated transactions, including
mergers, stock or asset purchases, leveraged buyouts and post-buyout transactions,
as well as contested transactions and other transactions involving changes in
corporate control. We handle recapitalizations and restructurings, quasi-reorganization,
spin-offs and other methods for maximizing value. We also assist clients in acquisitions
of financially troubled companies.
We advise investors on the securitization of financial assets, ordinary and
syndicated commercial loans, mortgages, registration of equity and debt securities,
derivatives and trade receivables as well as public offerings.
We have successfully handled project and asset finance ensuring compliance with
local laws. These projects have involved all types of financing arrangements,
including commercial bank financings, multilateral, bilateral financings, and
term debt facilities, equity and debt syndications, commercial partnerships, joint
venture agreements, and various lease-based transactions, including sale-leaseback,
operating and synthetic lease financings, structured receivables arrangements
and complex asset-backed financings. We have advised lenders and sellers in ship
and aircraft acquisitions. Our firm has prepared and negotiated the documents
involved in these types of financing. We have been able to resolve the full range
of difficult issues presented in these projects because of the strong support
of dedicated lawyers and consultants from banking, finance and other practice
groups affiliated and working with our firm.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in both advisory and contentious tax
work dealing with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Court of Tax Appeals.
We represent clients at every level and in every type of dispute with the taxing
authorities. Drawing on our depth of litigation experience, our lawyers tailor
each representation to the client's objectives.
We have handled cases involving a broad range of tax issues, including disputed
assessments, valuation controversies, and claims for tax refund or tax credit.
The firm has achieved resolutions favorable to our clients at every phase of the
We offer strategic tax planning and advice on resolution of tax issues associated
with multi-jurisdictional, cross-border ransactions.
Our firm provides clients with in-depth planning, including the preparation
of wills and trusts, designation of beneficiaries, and analysis of the estate,
gift and income tax consequences of an estate plan.
Our extensive representation of corporations and other businesses has resulted
in a special emphasis on estate planning for business owners. This area of practice
focuses on estate planning strategies for crucial "transition events"
in the life of a business owner. We help business owners with "succession"
planning, looking to the eventual passage of the business on the owner's death
Our legal service encompasses work relating to the acquisition, enforcement
and commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights, including litigation
arising from infringement thereof, technology transfer, outsourcing and licensing
agreements, and other transaction-related services. We help our clients navigate
through the complex issues that often arise when developing, licensing or acquiring
information technology. All aspects of information technology and e-commerce transactions,
ranging from small, one-time license agreements to technology joint ventures are
handled by our lawyers.