The International practice of Conybeare Solicitors provides a reliable and effective advisory service to clients, both corporate and entrepreneurs, operating across borders, who all appreciate the timely, well-considered and pragmatic approach shown by the firm.
Our International experience has seen us involved with transactions, structures and advice concerning not only the UK, but Austria, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.
Whatever the issues and wherever they arise, with the help of our international contacts, we have a track record of providing practical, efficient and effective advice for our clients in English.
International – Joint Ventures – Central Europe
We have advised a number of corporate clients in relation to their negotiations and execution of joint venture agreements, both incorporated and unincorporated, across a range of industry sectors, including waste water, oil & gas exploration and production and technology. We have worked together with tax advisors and local legal consultants to provide a comprehensive and effective solution for different business and local regulatory requirements.
International – Tax Optimised Structure – British Virgin Islands / Denmark / Gibraltar
We worked with specialist international tax advisers to design and develop a tax optimised corporate holding structure for the ownership and operation of a European management consultancy company dealing with worldwide water technology issues and we subsequently worked with offshore service providers to incorporate the companies and set up bank accounts as well as offices.
International – IPR Royalties Structure – Hungary / Netherlands / Gibraltar
We worked with a specialist tax adviser to help our client to design and implement a tax optimised international corporate structure for the ownership, licensing and subsequent collection of royalty income from the commercial exploitation of various intellectual property rights (trademarks and software) within the European Union.
International – Oil & Gas -Singapore / Australia / Europe
We worked with an offshore service provider to assist our client to design and implement an international corporate structure headquartered in Singapore with subsidiaries in Europe and Australia to perform services for majors including BHP Billiton & Chevron in Australia and BP in Azerbaijan, including project management for construction, operation and maintenance of off-site infrastructure for LNG plants; deployment of RFID technologies; cost management and operational efficiency consulting and software; as well as engineering services for upstream oil & gas companies operating worlwide.
International – Hotel Industry – Hungary / Denmark
We worked with a specialist tax adviser to help our client to design and implement a tax compliant and commercially optimised corporate structure to hold the beneficial interest in a new boutique management advisory and consultancy firm advising and executing services in the hotel, tourism and leisure sectors throughout Central and Eastern Europe
International – Investment Structure – Cyprus / Hungary / UK
We reviewed and enhanced a proposed tax-efficient corporate structure to ensure it was both tax and legally compliant for a series of private investments into a Cypriot company which in turn undertook equity investments in a range of Hungarian companies taking advantage of various double taxation treaties and the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive.
International – Group Re-organisation – Cayman Islands / Hungary / Turkey
We acted as special counsel to a Hungarian law firm, whose NASDAQ listed oil & gas client required an intra-group ownership re-organisation concerning its Hungarian registered intermediate holding company and its Cayman Islands registered subsidiary prior to the sale of the parent’s sale of producing assets in Turkey to a Scandinavian purchaser, which involved the review and analysis of legal, tax and financial issues impacting on the sale.
International – Titanium Project – India / Ukraine / Hungary / South Africa / Netherlands / Aus.
We assisted a Hungarian law firm on the extensive negotiations and execution of a master services agreement with an internationally renowned project management and engineering company for a feasibility study to design, build and operate a titanium processing plant in India, which was concluded under English law. Subsequent to this agreement there were a series of ancillary service contracts negotiated and executed with service providers from across the world, all of whom were direct contractors of the client company. The aggregate purchase value of the contracts was in excess of USD 100m.
International – Telecoms – Czech Republic / Uganda / Congo
we acted for the Czech subsidiary of a leading Russian cellular telecoms provider in connection with the review of a number of high value contracts for the installation, operation and maintenance of cellular telecommunications equipment and software in Uganda and Congo and the subsequent detailed advice relating to a dispute with counterparties and other sub-contractors.
International – Software Consultancy – UK / South Africa
We assisted our UK client in extensive negotiations lasting over 12 months for the execution of a detailed high value master services agreement with a leading South African banking group for the provision of various software consulting services including trouble-shooting, software development and licensing of proprietary software, and subsequent transaction-specific agreements with the banking client, as well as a range of sub-contractor agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and the assignment of intellectual property rights.
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