Ratheaux guides the businesses which are its clients from their creation and as they develop, in their day-to-day life and through more complex operations. The Corporate Law Department works in coordination with the tax and employment departments.
It proposes and implements solutions geared towards the effectiveness and security needed by its clients:
THE CREATION OF COMPANIES, in all their forms, groups and non-profits, after defining and structuring the client’s needs.
Follow-up of their legal operation and growth.
GROUPS OF COMPANIES :
The creation of holding companies ; the organisation of groups, agreements setting interco relations within companies in the same group (coordination, services, treasury; restructuring and alignment operations).
INTERNAL GROWTH OPERATIONS :
Strengthening of the company equity, entry of third-party shareholders, issuing of stocks giving immediate or deferred access to share capital, bonds, mergers, demergers, contributions in kind, full asset transfers.
EXTERNAL GROWTH AND ASSIGNMENT OPERATIONS :
Due diligence for acquisition operations, preparation and structuring of takeovers or assignments, production of legal documentation for the preparation phase (NDA, data room rules, letter of intent) and the implementation phase (Share Purchase Agreements, assignment agreements, representations and warranties, associated board / shareholders decisions) of operations; LBO’s; take-over, offer bid on businesses in difficulty.
RELATIONS BETWEEN SHAREHOLDERS :
Special agreements or arrangements dealing with the entry or departure of shareholders : Shareholders’ agreements, stock commitments, preference shares, organisation of powers and management bodies, governance principles, particular advantages, defence of the rights of minority shareholders.
ADVICE TO COMPANY DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS :
Legal, tax and employment status, stock-holding structuration and associated remuneration, drafts in view to organize contemplated business transfers, anticipation of transfer or devolution of stocks and / or the business; civil torts and criminal liability.
EMPLOYEES’ AND MANAGERS’ SHARE OWNERSHIP :
Access to the share ownership tools stipulated by law, profit-sharing, Management Buy-Out, employees’ holding company, involvement in governance bodies.
TRANSFORMATION, DISSOLVING, LIQUIDATION OF COMPANIES AND ASSETS AND DEBTS allotment :
In addition to this advisory activity is the implementation and follow up of pre-litigation and litigation procedures in all these areas, in conjunction with our litigation department.