Capital Markets

The lecocqassociate group is highly proficient in assisting and advising our clients on the legal frameworks surrounding capital markets including but not limited to listed shares, bonds and long-term investments. We provide legal advice and compliance services for our clients on laws, exchange listing rules, directives, circulars and regulations in relation to listing on a stock exchange and Initial Public Offerings (IPO); listing requirements; takeovers of public companies; filings; delisting; and rulings of exchange and promulgation of new rules.

Committed to excellence, we provide clients with legal and regulatory services in relation to client’s listing securities IPOs; ongoing regulatory advice for listed companies; and the delisting of publicly traded companies.

The professional team at lecocqassociate has extensive experience in assisting foreign and domestic companies with takeovers of publicly traded companies. Whenever an opportunity arises for a takeover, regardless of its classification (friendly, reverse or hostile), we are committed to providing clients with tailored advice in relation to their acquisition interests. We specialise in legal and regulatory affairs and our services in relation to takeovers include due diligence; negotiations; transactional services; and delisting. Our Geneva office is also uniquely placed to advise on matters relating to the SIX Exchange.

Private Equity

At lecocqassociate, we understand the need for robust legal and commercial advice in the fields of private equity. The lecocqassociate group brings Swiss, Maltese and Middle Eastern financing knowledge and expertise to serve our clients’ diverse needs. Our team offers unique and proven assistance in the dynamic venture capital environment, including advice on early and growth-stage companies. We work with our clients to ensure their close relationship with the relevant stakeholders and we advise and assist on all aspects of legal and/or corporate due diligence, term sheets and investment and shareholder agreements.

The lecocqassociate group also guides investors and entrepreneurs in joint ventures by advising on the best way to structure the venture; drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements; advising on all regulatory and licensing requirements and assisting in dealing with local and international regulators.

We also provide robust advice on shareholder structures, where we actively assist our clients with diverse investments, and in keeping abreast of all corporate governance rules, voting rights, any change in rights in relation to corporate acquisitions and the protection of their interests in mergers. Our professionals also advise and assist on debt financing and collateral arrangements. We work with borrowers, lenders, equity investors and companies, including company acquisitions and other institutional buyouts.

Mergers and Acquisitions

lecocqassociate’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice is one of the fastest-growing areas of corporate practice and as a result, we strive to provide excellent services in relation to various M&A transactions. Our extensive experience in assisting international clients with their M&A affairs in Switzerland places lecocqassociate in a unique position to provide legal and compliance services for Mergers and Acquisitions transactions.

Our professional expertise extends to both private and publicly-listed companies and our services are inclusive of Mergers and Acquisitions issues surrounding a company’s financial health, technological capabilities, intellectual property, material contracts, tax, litigation matters, insurance, competition and regulatory issues as well as compliance.

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive and client-focused approach to mergers and acquisitions.

We have a proven track record of excellence in the fields of financial and insurance regulatory advice, corporate finance and private equity. Our powerful focus, creative intelligence and commitment to exceptional service allows us to connect business, cultural, legal and regulatory variances across jurisdictions. Our clients are our focus and we continuously aim for the unrivalled quality of service across all areas of the practice.

Our powerful focus, creative intelligence and commitment to exceptional service allows us to connect business, cultural, legal and regulatory variances across jurisdictions. With over 40 professionals based in four strategically located international offices and planned openings in Luxembourg and New York, lecocqassociate is perfectly placed to excel across all our designated practice areas and geographic locales. Our clients are our focus and we continuously aim for the unrivalled quality of service across all areas of the practice, offering innovative and practical solutions across a diverse legal landscape.