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Our services in the area of corporate law include general corporate advice, commercial law, and mergers and acquisitions. We provide clients with cutting-edge, efficient and pragmatic legal advice and insights across a broad range of industries.

Kosta Legal’s Corporate and M&A team advises leading international and local companies on the corporate law matters that they face in all stages of a company’s life cycle. We help our clients establish their presence in Uzbekistan by developing optimal corporate structures, incorporating new legal entities, and assisting in the creation of joint ventures, accreditation of representative offices and registration of permanent establishments. We draft charters, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, by-laws, governance policies and other corporate documents. We assist our clients in preparing for, and holding, general meetings of shareholders, protecting their rights and ensuring compliance with corporate-related requirements, such as licensing, filing, reporting, disclosures and more.

We also advise on the dissolution of companies, joint ventures and formulating exit strategies that address issues such as ownership and licensing of intellectual property, division of territories and customers and non-competition agreements.

Our lawyers are experienced in negotiating, drafting and reviewing all types of commercial agreements, including international trade contracts, distribution, supply contracts, franchising, agency, manufacturing, licensing, outsourcing and other agreements. Our lawyers assist and represent clients in dealing with state authorities in the registration of commercial contracts, if required, and in obtaining licences and permits for their business operations.

Proposed transactions are scrutinized for their compliance with Uzbek laws to fight against the financing of terrorism and corruption and, where applicable, for their compliance with the relevant provisions of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act. Our professionals also assist in conducting due diligence and internal investigations on the compliance of a company’s internal policies with FCPA and the UK Bribery Act requirements.

Our lawyers are recognized experts in the area of M&A. The Corporate and M&A team offers our clients services on structuring and implementing transactions, including due diligence, currency control, merger clearance, negotiation and drafting of contracts and other transaction documents, including share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, security documents, and bank guarantees.

Our services:

Corporate:

  • Joint ventures, partnerships
  • Charters, by-laws, governance guidelines, codes of conduct and other corporate programs, policies and procedures
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate compliance (reporting, filing, disclosures)
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Dissolution and bankruptcy
  • General meetings of shareholders
  • Corporate disputes and shareholder litigation

Commercial:

  • Complex negotiations
  • Due diligence
  • Share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements and other transaction documents
  • Corporate resolutions
  • Merger and other regulatory clearances
  • Staff transfers and dismissals
  • Executive succession
  • Share and asset deals

M&A

  • International trade contracts
  • Distribution
  • Supply contracts
  • Franchising agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Licences, permits and permissions
  • On-going business operations

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