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PRACTICE AREAS

Patents

  • Office Practice-filling
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Utility Patent
  • Design Patent
  • Plan Patent
  • National Applications
  • PCT and Foreign Applications
  • Patent Interferences and Derivation proceedings
  • Reexamination
  • Post Grant Review, and Covered Business Method Proceedings

Trademarks

  • Application for registration
  • Prosecution
  • Litigation
  • Counterfeiting and Grey-Market Goods and services
  • False Advertising

Geographic indications

Copyrights

  • Copyright Registration
  • Copyright Litigation

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employee Movements
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • Non-compete /Trade Secret Litigation
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Pre-Invention Assignment Agreements
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Compensation / Equity/ Retention Arrangements

Litigation

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Settlement
  • Trial
  • Appeal
  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Republic of Chad

 

  • Company risk analysis & Legal Management Packages
  • Due diligence and identification of the risks
  • International Company legal Risk Management Package
  • Risk analysis contract reviews mediation and dispute
  • Business procedures, operations, Contract application, and service, product delivery
  • Training and Legal protection
  • Company’s contractual, employment and regulatory risk
  • Legal management strategy
  • International and national Legal Counsel
  • Cross border legal issues
  • Employment Law Foreign & Domestic
  • Product Liability Issues
  • Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Protection of assets
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Project Finance
  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Restructuring
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Environmental issues
  • Tax issues
  • Telecoms – infrastructure – energy- oil & gas – mining
  • Brokers
  • Registration of corporate
  • Sale and acquisition of property
  • Leasing and licensing of property
  • Land use agreements for community groups
  • Creation of easements and various property rights
  • Contract drafting and negotiation including joint ventures and collaboration agreements
  • Dispute resolution and associated litigation in relation to various contracts
  • Compliance issues
  • Land and environment issues
  • Employment law issues
  • Debt recovery

Franchising

  • Preparation of franchise agreements
  • Preparation of Disclosure Document and ancillary documents
  • Compliance with the Franchising Code Conduct
  • Negotiating with government departments and councils
  • Drafting and advising clients on commercial and retail leases
  • Negotiating options contracts and conditions of sale
  • Property development
  • Negotiation with the franchisee’s legal advisors
  • Managing the sale of a franchisee’s business and assignment of franchise to the purchaser
  • Dispute Resolution including negotiating, mediation and litigation
  • Advising on regulatory compliance
  • Renewals
  • Termination
  • Property advice
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property including and social media compliance

Pharmaceuticals and healthcare

  • Licensing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Logistics and Supply channel agreements upstream and downstream

Foreign Owned Subsidiaries

  • Incorporation of local entity
  • Drafting of base documents
  • Company secretarial compliance support
  • Drafting and reviewing service, supply and distribution agreements
  • Provision of employment, contractor and consultancy agreements
  • Business acquisitions
  • Advice on board composition and local law regulations
  • Skilled staff sponsorship for temporary and permanent migration
  • Debt recovery
  • Litigation in all courts

Mergers and Acquisition

  • Acquisitions
  • Restructuring
  • Strategies reorganization

Governance

  • Committees
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Directors and Officers
  • Shareholder
  • Bank Transactions and , Regulations
  • Broker – dealer Regulation
  • Business Agreements and Commercial Contracts
  • Business Structures
  • Cross- Border Transactions
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Financial Institutions
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Free Trade Zone Regulation
  • Infrastructure and PPP
  • Management Equity Packages
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital
  • Professional Services
  • Accounting Firm
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Architecture Firms
  • Business Consultants

Corporate and Transactional Services

  • Incorporation
  • Negotiation and preparation
  • Transaction documents
  • JV agreement
  • Share purchase
  • Agreement
  • Letters of intent
  • Articles association
  • Non – disclosure agreements
  • Memorandum of understanding
  • Due diligence
  • Counseling and training company managers on various aspects
  • Corporate governance
  • Labor issues
  • Liability
  • Transfer of company’s ownership
  • Preparation of competition law compliance
  • Buyouts
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial agreements
  • Competition law
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Fiduciary services
  • Fund raising
  • Incorporation /registration of companies
  • Investment transactions
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Shareholder 
  • Special Committees
  • Takeovers and Tender Offers
  • Takeovers Tender
  • Venture Capital
  • Assessing risk associated with contracts
  • Business ventures
  • Sanction, export controls
  • Due diligence, drafting and negotiating
  • Contractual protections
  • Jurisdiction issues
  • Secure export
  • Sanction licenses
  • Regulatory investigation
  • Memoranda and regulatory interpretation
  • Tracking regulatory developments
  • Approaching authorities and negotiating settlements
  • Perform legal due diligence
  • Review agreements
  • Draft corporate constitutional documents
  • Foreign exchange
  • Bank Mutual
  • Bank Capital
  • Capital Raising
  • Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Institutions Regulatory
  • Asset ‘Finance and Lending
  • Syndicated Lending
  • Debt Capital
  • Leasing and Finance
  • Financial Regulation
  • Fund Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Financial Institutions Regulatory
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate Debt
  • Public Finance
  • Accident and Health Insurance
  • Catastrophe and Major Claims Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
  • Financial Products Litigation
  • Long Term Care Insurance Litigation
  • Sales Practices Litigation
  • Regulation
  • Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Compliance
  • Enforcement Intervention
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • and Sureties
  • Life Insurance and Annuities
  • Professional Liability
  • Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Title Insurance
  • Insurance brokers, agents & intermediaries
  • Public authorities
  • Property companies
  • Car manufactures
  • Shipowners
  • Insurers
  • Reinsurers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Developers, construction firms
  • Industrial concerns
  • Air companies
  • Multimode transport firms
  • Insurance contract law (life & non-life insurance)
  • Insurance distribution – Insurance contracts for public authorities and bodies
  • Insurance company regulation
  • Insurance and taxation
  • M & A and insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Industrial risk
  • Pharmaceutical Companies and Products
  • Diagnostic Companies
  • Investigations and Defense
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Agriculture
  • Procurement
  • Project Finance
  • Transport Infrastructure: Airports, Bridges, Ports, Rail, Roads
  • Waste
  • Water: Water Waste, Water Management
  • Accommodations
  • Government Buildings
  • Infrastructure and PPP (Public – Private Partnership)
  • Government Contracts
  • Global Anti-Corruption
  • Political Law Ethics and Disclosure
  • Public contracting compliance
  • Project Finance
  • Procurement Law and Government Contracts
  • Project et Development
  • Concessions and Government Franchises
  • Construction
  • Design Services
  • Off take and Product Sales
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Contractors and Grantees
  • Government Corporations
  • Multinational Agencies and Institutions
  • National Government
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Nonprofit Entities
  • State, Regional, Provincial Municipal and Local Government Bodies
  • Transport Authorities
  • Temporary/Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Consular Processing
  • Employers
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Visitor for business
  • Treaty trader/investor
  • Student
  • Temporary worker
  • Journalist
  • Exchange visitor
  • Intra-company transferee

Climate Change and energy

  • Climate Policy
  • Emissions Regulation
  • Emissions Trading
  • Carbon Tax

 

Electricity

  • Registration of companies -Licensing 
  • Supply and Retail
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Market Reform and Derivation
  • Project Approval
  • Trading, Marketing, and Derivation
  • Electric Rates
  • Power Pools and Projects
  • Transmission Access and Pricing
  • Electric Power Transactions
  • Drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements
  • Negotiating financing agreements for private power project
  • Negotiating consents between lenders providing financing for a project and the utility purchasing power from the project
  • Negotiating settlements of claims arising from termination of power purchase agreements
  • Privatization
  • State-Owned-Enterprises
  • Water

Energy Conventional  

  • Registration of companies, Licensing, Negotiating Contracts
  • Fossil/Fuel
  • Oil and Gas
  • Downstream
  • LNG
  • Midstream
  • Oilfield Services and Equipment
  • Petrochemicals and Refining
  • Pipelines
  • Shipping
  • Upstream
  • Nuclear

Renewable Energy

  • Hydroelectricity
  • Biofuels
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Biomass
  • Solar
  • wind

Regulation

  • Domestic Content Requirements
  • Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Micro-FIT,FIT
  • Policy
  • Renewable energy Approval

Representation

  • State-Owned Enterprises
  • Utilities
  • Water

Mining

  • Mineral Exploration. Licensing and Permitting
  • Title Review and Due Diligence Mining
  • Mining Public Policy. Regulation, Community Relations and Disclosure
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Mining Disclosure
  • Mining Regulation and Compliance
  • Mining Joint Ventures
  • Mining Litigation and. Dispute Resolution
  • Mining Operations
  • Mining Transactions
  • Cross-border and Multijurisdictional Transactions
  • Mine Development and Mining Production
  • Mine Reclamation and Closure
  • Mineral and Mining Title
  • Mining litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Certification de la CIRGL
  • Initiative de traçabilité de l’Or d’Exploitation Artisanale (ITOA)
  • Kimberley pour être certifiés

Forestry Products

  • Forest products
  • Biotechnology, Crop and Plant Breeding, Protection, Fertilizer and Fiber R&D
  • Carbon credits and REDD+,
  • Emissions Regulation
  • Emissions Trading
  • Carbon Tax
  • Lumber Trade and production
  • Timberland investment and Land Protection trusts
  • Climate change

 

Climate Change

  • Climate Policy urban, transport and forests
  • Emissions Regulation
  • Emissions Trading
  • Carbon Tax
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Contaminated sites and land
  • Crises Management
  • Emissions and Carbon
  • Environmental Disclosure and Corporate
  • Environmental Transparency
  • Environmental litigation
  • Export control
  • Nature protection and Biodiversity
  • Renewable and clean Technologies
  • Waste management regulation
  • Relations with location communities
  • Environmental Assessment and permitting
  • International environmental, Human rights and Trade
  • Environmental, product and trade Law and Liability
  • Environmental and health and safety Law
  • National, regional and international Levels.
  • Management of cross-border due diligence

 

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Conciliation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Investment arbitration
  • Representative Matters
  • Multinational Trade Negotiation
  • Free trade Agreement Negotiations
  • Antidumping Policy
  • Safeguard Duties
  • Subsidies and Countervailing Duty Policy
  • WTO Analysis and Advocacy
  • Advice to Governments
  • WTO Litigation
  • Preferential Trade Agreements and Investment Protection
  • Implementation of and compliance with WTO regulations
  • Anti-dumping and countervailing duty inquiries, safeguards and other remedies trade remedies
  • Customs value for duty and transfer pricing
  • Tariff classification
  • Import and export controls, economic sanctions and trade embargoes
  • Strategic application of tariff and investment agreements, including WTO and
  • Customs audits of tariff classification, value and origin for preferential treatment
  • Civil seizure, forfeiture and penalty cases
  • market access and investment services;
  • customs and trade facilitations;
  • import formalities and requirements;
  • non-tariff barriers (NTBs);
  • technical barriers to trade (TBTs);
  • intellectual property rights;
  • public procurement;
  • corporate social responsibility;
  • sustainable development;
  • sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures;
  • agriculture and fisheries;
  • competition policy and state-owned enterprises;
  • proceedings and expertise linked to WTO dispute settlements and trade defense instruments;
  • identification and efforts to remove market access barriers in third countries;
  • advocacy with third country governments and civil society organizations;
  • taxation issues;
  • trade policies;
  • economic, social and environmental impacts of trade liberalization;
  • economic modeling
  • Customs
  • Valuation
  • Classification
  • Binding rulings
  • Import bonds
  • Focused Assessments (CBP)
  • Duty reduction programs
  • Country of origin and marking requirements
  • Penalties and prior disclosures
  • Chemical substances;
  • Product approvals and technical standards;
  • Food safety rules; and
  • Environmental protection measures
  • Trade Remedies
  • Trade Barriers in Export Markets
  • Other Areas of Trade and Market Access Expertise
  • SADC, CEEAC, EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY, CEMAC, COMESA, CIRGL, ACP-UE

Internet and Computer

  • Data Privacy Policy and Compliance
  • Terms of Service Agreements
  • Software Licensing
  • Electronic communication: internet issues (e- commerce, e-reputation, marketing) and regulatory advice
  • Dematerialization matters: electronic signature, archiving, record-keeping
  • It services matters and agreements: cloud computing, outsourcing It ,Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), integration system agreement, software licensing all aspects of copyright, related rights, trade mark protection and patents
  • Date protection and privacy
  • Corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions, which require specialist it input.
  • Compliance With data protection laws
  • Collection and use of personal data
  • Export of personal data to countries outside EEA
  • Direct marketing activities
  • Electronic commerce
  • Consumer protection laws (distance selling, consumer rights etc)
  • Electronic signatures
  • Cyber crime

Privacy & Data Security

  • Interactive Advertising
  • Software & Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • Interactive Development & Operations
  • Interactive Entertainment
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Promotions
  • Sponsorships
  • Multiplatform Media
  • Regulatory
  • Talent Agreements
  • Public Relations
  • Digital Media
  • Motion Pictures, Television and Radio
  • Music
  • Publishing
  • Branded Entertainment
  • Sports

Motion Pictures, Television and Radio

  • Program syndication, foreign distribution, foreign and domestic co-production, and joint ventures for program production and distribution
  • Financing, production and global distribution of documentary motion picture
  • Licensing and production arrangements for live-action and animated programs that are produced exclusively for internet and mobile media distribution
  • Acquisition and sales of motion picture, television and other rights and options related to literary properties and life stories
  • Contractual issues for deals with writers, performers, directors and composers
  • Copyright, privacy and defamation
  • Character, copyright and trademark licensing
  • Pre-broadcast review and advice to broadcast and producers on the rights of privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark and libel law
  • Live event programming, including sponsorship and other cross-promotional arrangements

Music

  • Joint marketing and sponsorship agreements
  • Artiste services and production agreements
  • Artiste representation agreements
  • Music synchronization and master recording licensing agreements
  • Copyright, trademark and endorsement issues
  • Expert musicologist testimony and advice

Publishing

  • Promotion, marketing and advertising issues for new titles
  • Consumer product safety reviews and representation
  • Charitable industry and initiative tie-ins
  • Author and publishing agreements
  • First amendment litigation
  • Cross-promotion media arrangements
  • Trademark counsel matters
  • Pre-publication review and advice to publishers on the rights of privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark and libel law
  • Major author representation in all media-related matters
  • Publishing and electronic rights agreements

Entertainment

  • Business issues facing brands marketers in pursing integration opportunities, such as duration of commitments, international opportunities
  • Unique copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, issues facing marketers and broadcasters
  • Claim substantiation risk and exposure
  • FCC, FTC regulatory landscape
  • Ownership, control and financial opportunities
  • The voice telephony market ;
  • The land public networks markets;
  • The mobile telephony markets;
  • The mobile telephony networks markets;
  • The interconnection markets; and
  • The leased lines markets;

 

  • Bargaining and negociations
  • Purchase and sale of teams
  • Complex financings,
  • The naming of stadiums
  • high-stakes contract negotiations
  • Sports-related financial transactions, including stadium financings, franchise acquisitions, and other corporate matters;
  • Marketing, promotions, privacy, sponsorship, domain name, social media, and other intellectual property matters;
  • Sports sponsorships, including venue partners, event contracts, broadcast Programming, and arena naming rights;
  • Brand protection for professional athlete clients in all of their personal, professional, and charitable endeavors, including endorsement, domain name, social media, trademark, corporate, trust and estates, tax, charitable foundation, and litigation
  • Licensing agreements
  • Stadium construction and financing
  • Collective bargaining Agreements
  • Antitrust and litigation
  • New media rights
  • Develop and protect Sports Brands
  • Negotiate Individual Athlete Agreements
  • Structure Television and Other Media Distribution Deals
  • Negotiate Employment Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Sports media and Technology
  • Naming rights and sponsorship
  • Team Financing
  • Sports Acquire or sell sports franchises
  • Sports Facility development
  • Sports Financing
  • Sports Media deals
  • Sports Franchises investments;
  • Radio, television, and cable broadcast agreements;
  • Stadium leases;
  • Stadium construction agreements;
  • Advertising and sponsorship agreements;
  • Collective bargaining agreements and player arbitration;
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Competition and Antitrust Counseling and Compliance
  • Competition and Anti-trust Litigation
  • Competition Law
  • Merger Control Review
  • Individual Tax planning
  • Tax dispute resolution
  • Tax – effective supply chain management
  • Investment structuring and restructuring
  • Market entry and exit strategies ,
  • Cross – border investments and transactions
  • Tax structure for investments projects
  • Tax analyses of business transactions
  • Tax optimization
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax matters in day – to – day corporate operations
  • Communication with tax authorities and government agencies
  • Management Tax dispute
  • Business Structures and Tax Planning
  • Charities and Non-Profit Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Funds
  • Entertainment Taxation
  • Individual Taxation
  • Partnerships and Other Pass-Through Entity Taxation
  • Resource Taxation
  • Restructurings and Bankruptcy Tax Planning
  • Sales Taxes ( Value AT)
  • Sub national Taxation
  • Tax exempt Organizations
  • Debt financings
  • Equity Investments
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency
  • Finance and Restructuring
  • Bankruptcy administrator (trustee)
  • Debtors, creditors, committees, individual creditors, lenders, trustees, receivers and liquidators.
  • Draft, implement and enforce Bankruptcy and liquidation plan
  • Liquidation committees and proceedings
  • Compulsory liquidation proceedings
  • Claims in Bankruptcy and liquidation
  • Risk management
  • Support, Eligible Financial Contracts, Transactions.
  • Creditor Composition and Assignment Agreements, Schemes of Arrangements and Voluntary Arrangements
  • Cross-border Restructuring Matters
  • Debtor Representation
  • Debtor-in-Possession financing
  • Distressed M&A. Investing and Debt Trading
  • Financial Institution Insolvency
  • Independent Administrators Monitors Receivers. Trustees and Other
  • Officeholders
  • Insolvency Litigation and Enforcement
  • State contracts, PPP, Policy, Regulation, Procurement Law project Finance
  • Represents employers and employees
  • Labors dispute
  • Day- to – day employment matters
  • Preparation and employment matters
  • Preparation and review of labor contracts
  • Bargaining contracts, training agreements, Non – competition agreements and HR policies
  • Employment and Labor
  • Business Immigration
  • Corporate Board and Committee Representation
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Employee / Independent Contractor Classification and Disputes
  • Employment Contracts, Handbooks and Policies
  • Executive Employment agreements
  • Board Compensation Committee Representation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Executive Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Government and Public Sector plan.
  • Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Multiemployer Plans (MEPPs / Industry-Plans )
  • Pensions and Benefit Disputes
  • Pensions and Benefits in Transactions and Reorganizations
  • Pensions and Retirement Plans
  • Plan Fiduciary Advice, Funding and Investments
  • Plan Governance
  • Share Schemes and Equity / Stock-Based Incentive Plans
  • Board compensation Committee Representation
  • Executive compensation
  • Executive Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Government and Public Sector Plans
  • Health and welfare Benefits
  • Multiemployer Plans (MEPPs/Industry-wide Plans)
  • Pensions and Benefits Disputes
  • Pensions and Benefits in Transactions and Reorganizations
  • Pensions and Retirement
  • Plan Fiduciary Advice, Funding and Investments
  • Plan Governance
  • Share Schemes and Equity/Stock-Based Incentive Plans
  • C-suite employment and severance agreements
  • Annual incentive plans
  • Golden parachute plans and other change in control arrangements
  • Deferred compensation
  • Rabbi trusts
  • Option and other equity plans
  • Innovative equity for LLCs, including carried interest to attract, retain, motivate and incentivize your most critical asset-your key personnel
  • Construction
  • Zoning and planning
  • Acquisition Disposition and Property Management
  • Finance
  • Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Other Co-Ownerships
  • Leasing Occupation and operation
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • And Tax-Advantaged Investing
  • Contractors and Suppliers
  • Design Professionals
  • Developers and Owners
  • Insurers and sureties
  • Project Operation
  • Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Residential and Condominium Development
  • Apartments, condominiums and subdivisions
  • Manufacturing, industrial and warehouse facilities
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Office buildings and complexes
  • Retail and shopping malls
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Purchase/Sale of Commercial Properties
  • Condominium Development
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Construction Agreements
  • Borrowing and lending
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Concessions
  • Freight and Logistics
  • Maritime
  • Rail
  • Roads transportation Regulation

Transportation

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Concessions and Government Franchises
  • Freight and Logistics
  • Government and Transportation
  • Privatizations
  • Maritime
  • Rail
  • Rail Freight and Logistics
  • Rail Operations
  • Transportation Infrastructure and PPP
  • Roads
  • Transportation Competition and Antitrust
  • Transportation Finance
  • Asset Finance and Lending
  • Project Finance
  • Transportation Infrastructure and PPP
  • Transportation Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Transportation Manufacture and Supply
  • Transportation Procurement
  • Transportation Regulation’
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Transportation Technology and IT
  • Transportation Transactions

Maritime

  • Bills of lading and contracts of carriage
  • Claims for loss of or damage to cargo
  • Collisions
  • Employment matters; personal injury claims
  • General average
  • International sales of goods
  • Marine insurance
  • Piracy and maritime security
  • Pollution
  • Registration or deletion of vessel
  • Salvage and wreck removal
  • Ship acquisition and disposal
  • Ship arrest
  • Ship building and ship repair contracts
  • Ship finance
  • Cruise lines and yachts
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Maritime and logistics contracts
  • Maritime appellate and amicus
  • Maritime bankruptcies, foreclosures and workouts
  • Maritime casualty , pollution and salvage
  • Maritime intermodal and terminals
  • Maritime transactions
  • Maritime: energy, LNG/LPG and cables
  • Maritime regulatory, government and security
  • Regulator and litigation
  • Securitization
  • Operators
  • Ferry services

Contracts

  • Bareboat and time charter party agreements and contracts of affreightment ship management agreements
  • Negotiating ship construction contracts and security for the yard’s obligations
  • Contract negotiation concerning an on-site (manufacturer’s facility LNG satellite tank operation
  • Regulatory
  • Regulatory approvals and court approval for an LNG import terminal
  • All aspects of regulatory compliance, including ship security, cargo manifesting, vessel crew requirements
  • International maritime convention compliance (IMO SOLAS, STCW, ISM, ISPS codes and other standards)
  • full scope of services for managing your undersea cable project
  • cable regulatory
  • cable construction and maintenance
  • cable fault litigation
  • cable and infrastructure security

Logistics Transports

  • Review of tenders
  • Drafting and reviewing customer agreements
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Employment
  • Workplace Health & Safety (WHS)
  • Advice on transport legislation and regulations

Finance and operations

  • Ship charters
  • Service Contracts
  • Terminal leasing agreements
  • Onboard and shore side concession contracts
  • Crewing agreements
  • Onboard food and beverage service contracts
  • Vessel construction
  • Sales and scrapping
  • In addition
  • Vessel financing issues
  • Securities filings
  • Development and licensing of reservation and back-office systems and corporate governance
  • Financing new building construction of LNG carriers and specialty tuboats, including structured finance synthetic leasing transactions
  • Transfer of equity interest in liquefaction facility
  • Re-financing/synthetic lease of an LNG carrier
  • Financing and chartering of tugboats with specially built fire-fighting equipment

Regulatory

  • monitoring , state and international legislation and administration policy in the telecommunication, security and maritime areas
  • reviewing seller-drafted asset purchase agreements
  • advised a public utility on restructuring undersea power cable maintenance and crossing agreements
  • Customs border protection matters
  • Regulatory and compliance matters
  • Customs border protection
  • Maritime administration
  • Department of homeland security
  • Environmental protection
  • Immigration service
  • Department of energy

Environmental

  • review of environment obligation associated with existing and planned international federal and state licenses and permits
  • review of marine ecosystem and other cable protection measures to ensure maximum value and legal compliance
  • vessel loss or damage
  • cargo loss or damage
  • personal injury and death claims
  • natural resources and other environmental damage
  • oil pollution liability
  • emergency oil spill reporting and response requirement s, vessel general permits and reporting requirements,
  • prosecution of environmental crimes including MARPOL
  • APPS violations and ballast water management regulations. Oil pollution liabilities arising under international conventions to
  • International convention for civil liability for oil pollution damage
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Safety and protection in the homeland security framework

 

  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Child Adoption
  • De-Facto Relationships
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Violence & AVOs
  • Parenting Issues
  • Property Settlements & Superannuation
  • Anti-money laundering (AML)
  • Diligence requirements
  • Establish customer
  • Identification and documentation requirements
  • Review and prepare customer /investor
  • Legal opinions on the application of the anti-money laundering statutes to specific transactions
  • Preparation of customer / investor profile forms
  • Establishment of numerous AML compliance programs
  • Advice on offshore AML requirements
  • Counsel and assistance in conducting AML due diligence
  • Yacht owners and builders and yacht clubs
  • Counsel clients on all aspects of their operations
  • Including business and finance
  • Regulatory
  • Litigation and financial investigations
  • Large cruise brands
  • Smaller specialty cruise companies operating
  • Condominium apartment
  • Cruise ship services
  • Harbor
  • Designers
  • Builders
  • Cruise line industry
  • CEEEAC-CEMAC-SADC

Financial investigations

  • Health
  • Safety and environment violations and discharges
  • Incidents
  • Corporate compliance
  • Prevention programs
  • To onboard crime
  • International piracy protection issues

 

  • Business and human rights
  • Human rights risk assessments, audits, and internal investigations
  • Formulating codes of conduct and internal policies, training, establishing complaint mechanisms
  • International regulatory compliance risks
  • Drafts and revises agreements and memoranda of understanding
  • Due diligence, risk mitigation
  • Audits on partners, consultants, representatives, and
  • Public statements

 

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