Our legal experts structure all forms of business transactions and reorganizations, including mergers and acquisitions, credit facilities, issuance of securities, various types of financing, joint ventures and liquidations. Throughout our practice we have helped to set up a large number of joint ventures, subsidiaries and representative offices with specific accent on tax, financial, management and regulatory ramifications.
Our tax and audit specialists provide cost-effective tax planning, corporate and accounting maintenance. At the initial stages of business transactions we provide detailed due diligence review of prospective local partners or in relation to specific transactions. During our due diligence exercise we focus on corporate matters, major transactions, financial standing, legal compliance and business practices of specific entities.
We have been also engaged in counseling banks and credit organizations on issues of banking and finance.
We provide efficient structuring and advice on different issues of tax law at all stages of corporate activity, during formation, reorganizations or liquidations. We help to structure import and export transactions. Our firm has extensive experience on tax litigation in Georgia.
Tax and Customs Law
We prepare various commercial transactions, such as sales, lease, financing, security and agency relations for all kinds of tangible or intangible assets. We participated in numerous debtor-creditor relationships, such as debt recovery transactions, reorganizations, bankruptcies and representations in court. We carry out examination of real estate titles and prepare and represent our clients in contracts involving sales, lease or other rights on real estate.
We prepare employment contracts and policies for our corporate clients with the view of increasing efficiency of employment relationship and minimizing risks associated with old-Soviet labor laws and practices. We advise and represent clients in relation with professional unions and official labor authorities, and we act as a counsel in claims involving wrongful employment termination, labor standards, contracts performance and damages.
Our firm has extensive record of representation in privatization process of a number of state-owned entities. In this process we advise on procedures to be followed, conduct due diligence reviews of state-owned entities with the view of identifying existing liabilities and potential risks, represent our clients during negotiation with relevant government authorities, obtain necessary government consents and licenses, prepare, negotiate and submit bids and share purchase agreements and investment agreements, represent our clients through contracts’ execution and registration phase and provide on-going legal advice to ensure smooth transition from the state ownership to private hands.
Registration of Companies Worldwide and in Free Economic Zones
Our professionals participated in registration process of all forms of business entities worldwide which includes EU countries, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, Dubai Free Zones and Tbilisi Free Economic Zones. Services include opening the banking accounts in internationally recognized banking institutions like Unicredit, Reifeisen Bank, Norvik Banka, Rietumu Banka, CSOB, Hellenic Bank. Services include setting up and reorganization of companies, including mergers and acquisitions, various types of share participations, joint ventures and liquidations. Throughout our practice we have helped to set up a large number of joint ventures, subsidiaries and representative offices with specific focus on opening the banking accounts.
Our team of professionals offers services of tax minimization to non-resident individuals through remote registration as individual entrepreneurs in Georgia and opening corresponding bank accounts. SBC Legal has developed strategies that help clients effectively reduce and minimize their income tax liabilities. Our professionals provide tax minimization solutions to individuals from all over the world.
Tax Minimization Services for Non-Resident Individuals
Our firm offers a comprehensive range of services by an experienced team of specialists to accommodate intellectual property protection needs of our clients, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, logos, designs and trade names. We have represented clients before trademark and patent agents and state offices, assisted in negotiating franchising and licensing agreements and contracts for the transfer or acquisition of technology, and defended intellectual property rights in courts.
We represent our clients on issues of certification, licenses, technical requirements, regulatory issues, structuring of operations of telecommunication companies and other aspects of telecommunications law.
We advise with regard of commercial litigation and international dispute settlement by means of negotiation, mediation and arbitration. We provide a supplementary and vital legal advice to the parties engaged in legal disputes with active analysis of factual matters and discovery, as well as advising the clients with successful trial strategies, coordinating experts’ work and assisting in providing sound court presentations.
Civil Litigation and International Dispute Settlement
Our professionals have experience in preparation and negotiation of a number of Production Sharing Agreements in Georgia on behalf of international companies for extraction of oil & gas. We provide legal counsel services during operations of oil & gas companies on issues of equipment supply, licenses and tax matters.