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Corporate structuring and planning

We help a range of organizations, from multinational companies to family offices, to find – or if necessary create – the corporate structures that work best for them. Our credentials include pioneering the use of family limited partnerships in the UK.

Our work with complex international companies of all sizes gives us unique insight when it comes to advising on the best way to organize your business.

Many restructuring efforts are driven by tax incentives, and we excel in maximizing the benefits of s110 liquidations, statutory mergers and foreign tax credits. We have drafted or reviewed the corporate agreements of many of the world’s top hedge fund managers, as well as pioneered the use of family limited partnerships in the UK.
 

This experience has led many successful individuals to trust us with the structure of their family investments. We have assisted a family to correct drafting issues made by a previous law firm on a LLC agreement that held their significant investment portfolio, as well as having assisted several other family offices in forming affiliated registered investments advisors and fund structures to allow the flexibility to manage capital from outside the family, and provide unique tailored governance structures to serve both the business and family needs.

In the US, much of our recent work has focused on the technology industry, where we have recently advised a Silicon Valley robotics company and a Minneapolis financial technology company on corporate restructurings that ensured future growth.

Complex, international projects are a specialty of ours, and we have experience on all sides of such transactions. When the family-owned Bakrie Group of Indonesia needed help restructuring some of its diverse interests in coal mining, oil and gas, steel pipe manufacturing and media properties, our lawyers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Melbourne advised on the sale of $270m worth of coal assets. We even found a buyer, helping to create a joint venture between two other businesses and working with one of India’s leading banks to finance that joint venture’s purchase of the coal assets.

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M. Ridgway Barker

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

Corporate

Steven Wheeler

Steven Wheeler

Partner | Tokyo

Steven Wheeler

Partner | Tokyo

Commercial real estate

William J. Kambas

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

Private client and tax

Mark Lynch

Mark Lynch

Partner | London

Mark Lynch

Partner | London

Corporate

David Guin

David Guin

Partner | New York

David Guin

Partner | New York

Corporate

Polly Chu

Polly Chu

Partner | Hong Kong

Polly Chu

Partner | Hong Kong

Corporate

Gerald Fujii

Gerald Fujii

Partner | Tokyo

Gerald Fujii

Partner | Tokyo

Commercial real estate

Deborah E. Greaves

Deborah E. Greaves

Partner | Los Angeles

Deborah E. Greaves

Partner | Los Angeles

Intellectual Property and Technology

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