We can advise you on restructuring as part of a strategy for the medium to long term, or in a hectic situation when problems arise requiring immediate action. An example might be the threat of a cash-flow problem, or pressure from the banks. But disagreements between shareholders or between the different bodies running the company can also be a reason to review the current structures. You can use an amendment to the articles of association, a shareholders’ agreement or standing orders to clarify the division of power between the various stakeholders. We can help you design a corporate structure.
Restructuring is also an important instrument for a company dealing with financial problems. In an economic downturn, you may find you are unable to fulfil key repayment obligations or even pay the wages of your staff. Even high-performing companies can run into problems if they have substantial financing costs. We will be happy to help you find a solution that safeguards the future of your business.
In the interests of your business’s future, it is a good idea to regularly review your loans and financing arrangements.
We can advise you on financing, refinancing and collateral, from cross-border syndicated LMA financing for tens of millions of euros to financing by national banks or intra-group loans and intercompany current accounts, with all the associated corporate and personal collateral. This includes establishing security rights (pledges on shares or mortgages) and issuing legal opinions.