BM&A offers its clients extensive experience in all types of corporate affairs (business, civil and related), covering all stages of corporate life: incorporation of trade companies; regular business involving legal aspects; all kinds of capital increases and reductions; issuance of obligations; amendments to articles of association; changes to the composition of the company’s administrative, executive and management bodies; mergers and spin-offs, and corporate dissolution and liquidation processes.
In this area, several members of the firm are appointed as lead counsel, secretary of the board of directors or member of delegated committees, providing immediate advice that may be required during a session or issuing reports protecting directors from liability. Full and comprehensive advice is a characteristic of BM&A. Therefore, in this area, the firm pays particular attention to formal aspects, conducting a full or partial due diligence review that includes accounting, annual accounts, and corporate governance reports. It also pays special attention to compliance with the documentation required by regulators and by internal codes or recommendations (especially in listed companies). This way, we assist the client with the creation, preparation and publication of all documentation required by law (annual accounts, committee reports, corporate governance reports, special reports, internal regulations of governance and administration bodies, good governance codes, codes of conduct).
Also important in this regard is advice and collaboration in relationships between administrators (directors and officers) and shareholders and in the relationships between the partners themselves. The sometimes complex relationships between subjects lead to the need to have documented technical instruments to regulate and govern them (senior management contracts, director/officer remuneration agreements, partner agreements, family protocols, voting agreements). BM&A also handles situations involving a stated conflict of interest by guiding the client in the search for the most favorable position and the outcome that will best defend its interests.
The relationship with the firm’s administrative department (see Administrative and Regulatory) is a key aspect that sets apart the high quality service we provide, a service that is also rendered to clients from widely varying regulated and supervised sectors (aeronautical, railway, audiovisual, publishing, financial, teaching).