Corporate & Commercial
Will you regulate your ownership and co-operation by way of a shareholders’ agreement, a joint venture agreement or another form of partnership agreement? What are the responsibilities of the board and the CEO of a limited liability company? Do you require assistance and advice setting up an option program for key personnel?
Company- and contract law affect all entrepreneurs, and therefore our clients, irrespective of whether they are public or private companies, family-run companies or other forms of owner-led companies, startups or growth companies.
Wistrand assists Swedish and international companies with all types of corporate law issues regarding company formation and structure, as well as issues relating to ownership and corporate governance. Furthermore, we advise on all types of legal matters that arise in connection with share issues and other forms of capitalization, as well as mergers and liquidations.
We assist our clients in reviewing, establishing and negotiating both strategic and ongoing commercial contracts, such as non-disclosure agreements, service- and consultancy assignments, as well as contracts and general terms and conditions regarding purchasing and sales as well as manufacturing and distribution.
We provide advice in areas such as:
- Capitalization, options- and other forms of incentive programs
- Share emissions, stock options, and convertibles as well as strategies for adjusting capital structure e.g. reducing share capital
- Shareholder agreements
- Agreements regarding joint venture, investment and collaboration
- Corporate governance including the preparation and managing of annual general meetings and board meetings
- Restructuring, mergers and liquidations
- Family succession planning
- Preparing, negotiating and concluding sector-relevant commercial agreements and pertinent terms and conditions
- Responsibilities of the managing director, the board, and company owners
- Compulsory acquisition and protection of minority shareholders
- Control balance sheets and managing so-called critical capital shortage
- Registration matters