Corporate and Commercial Law
Our Corporate and commercial law department forms a major part of our practice. We advice on all areas of general corporate and securities law.
These include joint ventures, partnerships and other forms of co-operative arrangements, corporate finance, public issues, mergers and acquisition and privatization. We aim to minimize the disruption that a dispute causes while achieving the best possible commercial outcome.
We are also involved in the registration of business names, incorporation of limited liability companies, filing of company returns and company secretarial duties. The strategic solutions we devise for our commercial clients are based on a sound knowledge of the industries they operate in, the business and commercial context and specialist knowledge of all relevant legislations.
Oil and Gas, Energy Law
We possess thorough knowledge of the law and the business of energy (with emphasis on oil and gas law and electricity) and natural resources.
In addition to a broad range of experience in providing traditional legal services to clients in the energy sector, our team also assists clients in choosing the optimum form of business combination through which the business may be effectively conducted.
The team also advises on environmental and regulatory requirements, and assists in formulating and evaluating various methods of Project Financing.
Litigation, Arbitration, Negotiation & Mediation
In advising our clients, we strive to balance the advantage of a vigorously conducted litigation with the benefits of a rapid settlement of disputes such as negotiation, meditation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution as litigation should and in many cases be a last resort.
However, we recognize it can be unavoidable, be it as an unwilling innocent defendant or as a plaintiff forced to protect his rights.
Our firm handles all aspects of civil litigation including corporate and commercial litigation, personal injury at work, defamation and professional negligence matters. Our practical experience ranges from conduct of quickly negotiated settlements to major multi-party litigation involving actions in several jurisdictions including making where appropriate, applications for injunctions, ancillary reliefs etc, at short notice.
We provide legal services for clients in the entertainment industry ranging from issues involving contract negotiation, right to privacy, tax, torts, insurance, agreements, contract disputes, endorsement and sponsorships among players in the entertainment industry.
The intellectual property rights of any business represent an important and increasingly vital part of its assets. Our firm provides comprehensive advice and assistance on the most appropriate and cost effective way to protect and exploit such rights.
Always with the aim of improving the competitiveness of our clients, our intellectual property team advises on domain names, design, licensing, copyright, trademarks, patent and trade practices, as well as brand protection. We are also engaged in patent and trademark services including searching, filling, surveillance, opposition as well as prosecutions.
Legal Risk Management
In our service delivery to our Clients, our emphasis is on efficient Legal Risks Management. We have evolved customized ways of meeting the peculiar needs of our Clients’ businesses and commercial transactions.
In managing the Legal Risks of our Clients, we seek to pre-empt and provide mitigating solutions towards avoiding commercial and other disputes in our Clients’ transactions. We design an effective system to manage clients’ risks, ensure compliance to regulatory laws and prevent undesirable occurrences.
Estates, Trusts and Property Law
At Black & Grey, our real estate team handles the entire property life-cycle, from acquisition and development through to letting and disposal. We advise families and individuals on the planning of estates and trusts.
We provide services such as drafting trusts and will for individuals, administration of estates and distribution of assets to beneficiaries. We take pride in our ability to bring deep technical skills to strong client relationships. We offer advantages arising from our proven capability in dealing with challenges that arise in large scale corporate finance transaction in the real estate sector.
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