Corporate & Financial Law
Corporate finance law focuses on an important part of the society’s economy. Corporate finance law consists of the legal rules that structure the financing of a business or start-up, i.e. how a company can obtain funds to finance its operations. Corporate finance law is related to other areas of law such as general contract law, property law, corporate law and securities law.
Corporate finance law refers to the sources of funding and capital structures used by corporations to increase the business value, raise operating capital and improve financial results of shareholders. Capital structure is more than simply the firm’s selection of its debt to-equity ratio. Generally speaking, it is the decision of how to raise the funds to pay for the corporation’s assets. The term “corporate finance” is also related to investment banking. The typical role of an investment bank is to evaluate the company’s financial needs and raise the appropriate type of capital that best fits those needs. The primary goal of financial management is to maximize or to continually increase shareholder value.
Corporate & Company Law
Corporate law is a part of the broader Companies law. It is the study of how shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders, such as consumers, the community and the environment, interact with one another under the internal rules of the firm (or law of business associations). Other types of business associations can include partnerships, or trusts (like a pension fund) or companies limited by guarantee (like some universities or charities). Corporate law is about big business with separate legal personality, with limited or unlimited liability for its members or shareholders. It deals with the firms that are incorporated or registered under the corporate or company law of a sovereign state or their subnational states.
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Litigation refers to the resolution of disputes through the court system. It encompasses everything from traffic court and small claims to murder trials, class-action suits, and Supreme Court cases on the posting of the Ten Commandments. Litigators must be competent in three areas: the substantive law governing the subject-matter of the dispute (contracts, family law, criminal law, civil rights, torts, etc.), the procedural law governing how the court system works at all three phases of litigation (pretrial, trial, and appeal), and the principles of good advocacy.
Immigration law refers to the national statutes, regulations, and legal precedents governing immigration into and deportation from a country. Strictly speaking, it is distinct from other matters such as naturalization and citizenship, although they are often conflated. Immigration laws vary around the world, as well as according to the social and political climate of the times, as acceptance of immigrants sways from the widely inclusive to the deeply nationalist and isolationist. Countries frequently maintain laws which regulate both the rights of entry and exit as well as internal rights, such as the duration of stay, freedom of movement, and the right to participate in commerce or government.
Shipping and Maritime
Maritime transport is the shipment of goods (cargo) and people by sea and other waterways. Port operations are a necessary tool to enable maritime trade between trading partners. To ensure smooth port operations and to avoid congestion in the harbor it is inevitable to permanently upgrade the port’s physical infrastructure, invest in human capital, fostering connectivity of the port and upgrade the port operations to prevailing standards. Hence, port operations can be defined as all policies, reforms and regulations that influence the infrastructure and operations of port facilities including shipping services.
Oil and Gas
According to the Sustainable Development scenario put forward by the International Energy Agency (IEA), oil and gas are set to continue playing a vital role in meeting the world's energy needs, accounting for nearly half of the primary energy mix in 2040. As consultants to integrated oil and gas operators, we advise our clients to provide affordable, reliable and clean energy. In an industry with an ever-growing number of constraints, we are harnessing our expertise and innovation capabilities to prepare the future of energy for our clients.