Our range of services
We focus on providing legal advice in the following areas of practice.
Emerging market growth and venture capital
Representation of private equity and venture capital funds, start-up companies and investors in venture financing and private equity transactions. Our firm is among the most experienced in the venture capital community in Latin America. Our client base includes venture capital firms, buyout funds and investors that deploy their capital across the investment spectrum, start-up financing, growth capital and PIPE investments, control investments, management buyouts and other types of leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations. Additionally, we serve as external counsel to many portfolio companies in connection with their day-to –day business activities.
Formation, representation and structuring of investment funds and management companies of all types, including selection of the most appropriate jurisdiction and structure, the regulation applicable to the selected investment vehicle, and the provision of ongoing advice to funds, managers, administrators and auditors once the fund or the management company is up and running.
Assistance to clients conducting due diligence, both prior and subsequent to their investment in hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, including but not limited to document review, policy, procedures and corporate governance review, negotiation of side letters/agreements, on-site visits, and service providers review.
Private client work
Establishment and administration of discretionary and other types of trusts, private investment companies, foundations, and other vehicles typically used for estate planning, philanthropy, wealth privacy, anti-prodigality and/or asset protection purposes.
Advice to financial entities
Specialization and broad local and international experience in banking and financial regulation and supervision. Advice on the establishment of financial entities (mostly investment advisers, brokers and investment fund managers), obtaining the pertinent licenses and authorizations, drafting of Manuals on Compliance, advice on regulatory aspects these companies daily deal with, etc. Our team entertains a close relation with regulators and supervisors in jurisdictions where the firm works, allowing the prevention of problems and/or the identification of opportunities for our clients.
Representation of corporations, lenders, borrowers, arrangers, etc. on a broad range of finance transactions, including corporate finance and capital markets transactions, asset finance, IPOs, multi-jurisdictional mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, banking, derivatives, structured finance, etc. We also have considerable expertise in securitization transactions and can advise on the creation and management of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) required for off balance sheet transactions.
Tax Reporting & Post-reporting Structuring Services. CRS & FATCA Advice
Our law firm offers comprehensive legal, accounting and administrative services to individuals and companies interested in joining these programs so that they could benefit from them and also structure their wealth and business activities afterwards. This comprehensive service, of courses, does not include the provision of financial advice.
We work in tandem with our clients’ bankers, financial advisors and local accountants or lawyers to ensure that this process is carried out as smoothly and quickly as possible.
The professionals in this area of practice also assist clients to register and comply with FATCA (where we act as a sponsoring entity) and provide advice with regards to CRS, international exchange of tax and financial information, etc.
As it has been one of the main differentiators with other law firms, Litwak & Partners only charges fixed fees for the services described herein.