Commercial Law Solutions
Companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges at the French, European and global levels, including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Taj can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions.
Taj invests time to understand the needs and operational nuances of our clients. We offer a broad base of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions. Our experience and global reach allow us to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalized, tailor-made services.
LEGAL AND CONTRACTUAL FRAMEWORK OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
Legal and contractual frameworks for supply chain management and distribution networks are essential to helping businesses operate smoothly worldwide.
Taj professionals have extensive experience in supporting cross-border transactions in all major industries. Our approach focuses on avoiding disputes and litigation by drafting and negotiating appropriate, unambiguous and enforceable contracts.
Taj specialists take businesses’ commercial objectives and translate them into robust contractual documentation including general terms and conditions appropriate to a variety of distribution (e.g. agency, dealership), supply and transportation agreements as well as export regulations and customs, and analysis of clients’ risks under European and French consumer and competition law.
RESTRUCTURING BUSINESS FUNCTIONS AND OUTSOURCING
Today’s globalized economy has opened up new opportunities for businesses looking to find cost savings through progressive sourcing arrangements. Centralization of business functions that take advantage of economies of scale, offshoring or outsourcing work to low cost providers and co-sourcing are common practices. Taj assists companies with an array of sourcing arrangements and covers technology infrastructure and support, business process outsourcing, manufacturing, and telecommunications.
Our approach focuses first on the commercial objectives of the business. We help companies establish the flexible working relationships and effective contracts needed to be competitive in today’s market. We can support businesses at any stage of the lifecycle including:
- Negotiation of new contracts
- Amendment or transfer or termination of contracts
- Re-evaluation and renegotiation of current outsourcing arrangements
- Dispute resolution
- Development of a negotiation and litigation strategy
- Mediation, arbitration and court proceedings
REAL ESTATE INCLUDING ACQUISITION, DISPOSAL AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
The global real estate market continues to be impacted by the worldwide financial crisis and weak recovery. This is exacerbated by a rapidly changing legal environment. To navigate successfully, businesses need an experienced legal advisor who understands business strategy and can provide practical and prudent advice for achieving commercial objectives.
Taj advises companies on the legal implications of business activity in the real estate sector, including acquisitions, due diligence on real estate, negotiation of contracts and related commercial matters. We also provide assistance with the commercialization of shopping centers, office buildings etc.
Taj looks at strategic business objectives from multiple perspectives and provides practical guidance from multiple perspectives.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INCLUDING REGISTRATION, PROTECTION, DEFENSE AND IT PROJECTS AND CONTRACTS
Globalization, continually changing legal regulations and technological advancements have increased the complexity of business operations. As a result, legal and compliance risks in the area of intellectual property (IP) rights need to be even more diligently managed than ever before.
Taj assists businesses and individuals with the handling of all IP related matters, in particular the management and defense of their intellectual property: copyrights, designs, models, trademarks, know-how, inventions and trade secrets, the drafting of license agreements and representation before authorities together with legal assistance in IT projects and contracts, as well as in Internet, ecommerce and media convergence matters. Additionally, Taj provides IP right protection services either in court or in alternative dispute resolution forums.
Taj combines a broad and deep base of knowledge and experience in local legislation with global reach and capabilities to provide cross-jurisdiction legal advice to businesses.
UNFAIR COMPETITION AND ANTITRUST
Taj represents both companies and senior executives under investigation by national and transnational authorities such as the European Union and other governing bodies focused on trade restrictions, unfair competition and antitrust. Taj assists companies within the framework of competition law judicial proceedings or for proceedings before the French and European competent authorities.
Taj provides companies with guidance on pragmatic risk management strategies, compliance policies, crisis management and litigation exposure assessment.
Taj ‘s global reach and depth of cross border experience is well suited to advising companies on international trade matters and on issues relating to cartels and behavioral investigations by governing authorities, including advice prior to partnerships, acquisitions or restructurings.
LITIGATION IN ALL FIELDS OF BUSINESS LAW, INCLUDING WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Taj lawyers can provide advice prior to litigation to help companies define their litigation strategy.
Companies may find themselves drawn into litigation before a foreign court or before a foreign tribunal of arbitration. Taj can assist companies with a variety of business litigation needs in many jurisdictions worldwide.
Taj litigation practices include generalists in commercial business case law and liability matters, as well as specialists in areas such as criminal law.
Taj is unique. Our approach combines deep legal expertise with experienced business advisors. We are qualified to assist businesses with domestic and cross-border litigation based on our global footprint, our history of working with local authorities and a deep understanding of the cultural and procedural differences that can complicate the path to resolution.
Taj lawyers can also assist companies and individuals to settle disputes without the need for litigation.
BANKRUPTCY, INSOLVENCY AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
The global financial crisis has pushed many businesses into a state of instability. When companies are struggling with difficult choices, Taj can assist with suggesting options to help recovery, such as restructuring outside of insolvency proceedings (specific pre-insolvency procedures such as “mandat ad hoc” and “conciliation”), a structured sale or provide assistance with judicial insolvency proceedings. We work with both companies in distress and potential buyers (corporate or specialized investment funds), shareholders and directors, creditors and insolvency administrators.
Taj insolvency practices bring years of experience in working with third parties such as bankers, turn-around investment funds, lawyers, insolvency courts, credit insurers, and public authorities. Taj works together with colleagues who have specialized skills in financial, tax or labor law from around the world to deliver guidance based on multiple points of view. Taj leads a Deloitte specialized working group of insolvency lawyers.
STATUTORY AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Companies today need to comply with what can be a daunting multitude of national and international legislation and regulations, and need effective business processes to ensure compliance and prevention of regulatory issues. Taj provides businesses with guidance on statutory and regulatory obligations relevant to their industry and their operational base including:
- Trade conventions
- Credit and financial regulations
- Intellectual property restraints
- Environmental regulations
- Data privacy, controls, compliance and proceedings
Taj spends the time necessary to understand the unique needs and operational nuances of individual companies. We offer a broad base of commercial business solutions and have a large global footprint. Our experience allows us to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges cohesive, practical advice.