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CORPORATE
 
 
 
 
 

Our Corporate practice is one of the cornerstones of AJA's reputation.

Within the umbrella of our corporate services, our practice is broad and often intersects with closely related practices – particularly tax, securities, employment, insurance, real estate and intellectual property.

We are actively solicited by our clients in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions – major mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as equity investments and change of control transactions.

Company Law

We act as general counsel for corporations and corporate groups and advise them on all aspects of their corporate life, from the  establishment of the enterprise and throughout its day-to-day operations, providing the following services :

  • Company Incorporation including drafting the articles of association and the minutes for the meetings of the first board of directors and the founders’ general assembly, notarization and registration before the commercial registrar;
  • Preparing calls and minutes of meetings and attending the same;
  • Handling company matters before the relevant fiscal and social security authorities;
  • Company Secretarial;
  • Administration & Safekeeping;
  • Structuring the initial capitalization and other required corporate finance schemes such as capital increases by (i) issuance of new shares and/or capitalization of reserves/retained earnings and/or increase of the nominal value per share and/or by (ii) recourse to a wide range of public and private debt and equity instruments.

 

Corporate Governance

In line with the continuous effort by AJA’s team to hone their skills in accompanying progress, we pioneered in specializing in the legal and regulatory aspects of the dynamic area of Corporate Governance with the aim of helping senior management and boards of directors achieve their business objectives within the framework of best practices for directors and officers.

Our corporate attorneys counsel corporations, banks and other legal entities on all aspects of corporate governance matters, including board and committee membership and operation issues, executive and director compensation and liability, conflicts of interest and audit committee responsibilities and requirements, internal controls, compliance matters and disclosures.

Taking into consideration the tax implications and other shareholder-related matters, we help both executives and companies structure incentive and compensation packages that keep key managers satisfied and motivated including severance and change-in-control agreements, stock options, equity and other incentive compensation plans.