Business together

Providing advice on global mobility issues

2017-2018

Advising clients around the world on global mobility issues, including sensitive immigration, employment, benefits and tax considerations (Poland, Germany, Holland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece…).

  • Wiewiórski Legal
  • UP12
  • Galatea Advocatuur
  • Lidings
  • Vainanidis Economou & Associates

Major merger in transportation sector: Advising on the employment law issues in multiple jurisdictions

2017

Advising a major leading European transportation group in managing complex employment law issues in 32 jurisdictions in connection with its merger with another major European group. The assignment, coordinated by French member firm, Vaughan Avocats, involved multiple facets and required a quick turnaround before the announcement of the merger in the press.
GBL jurisdictions involved were France, Germany, Holland, Finland, Greece, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Russia and South Africa.

  • Vaughan Avocats
  • UP12
  • Galatea Advocatuur
  • Hedman Partners
  • Vainanidis Economou & Associates
  • Trialys
  • Wiewiórski Legal
  • LegalAgain
  • Eptalex
  • Lidings

Assisting a French company in Bulgaria

2016

Vaughan Avocats and Borissov & Partners assisted a French client (a French company involved in the business of breeding sturgeons dedicated to production and sale of caviar) in structuring an asset deal in Bulgaria. They advised both on Bulgarian and international tax aspects of the deal including permanent establishment and VAT issues in the aim at avoiding tax pitfalls.

  • Vaughan Avocats
  • Borissov & Partners

Assisting in a cross-border inheritance matter

2016

An international family with family members in the USA, France and Germany needed legal assistance in an inheritance matter with regard to legal and tax issues deriving from a succession whose estate included real estate and movable assets located in France and the USA. The family asked UP12, GBL member, to coordinate the work with Vaughan Avocats, GBL member, to advise the heirs. Main difficulties derived from the existence of a second marriage, a will and its application in a multi-jurisdictional legal environment. Both GBL firms contributed to provide the clients with a comprehensive legal solution to minimize the family’s tax exposure.

  • UP12
  • Vaughan Avocats

Assisting a French group in Slovakia

2015-2016

A French Industrial Group ( 35.000 people worldwide 5 billion of turn over) needed legal assistance to close down its plant in Slovakia. They asked VAUGHAN AVOCATS, GBL member, to coordinate the work with GBL best friend PRK PARTNERS in this complex project which lasts more than one year and half.

This project has major impact in France where the European work council is located and of course in Slovakia in different legal aspects (employment, corporate, IP, IT tax etc). Besides PRK acted also as liquidators of the subsidiary in order to respect the schedule of the client.

The client was very pleased with the way GBL firms handled the project in a very efficient and seamless way. VAUGHAN was coordinating also the billing making life easier for the client with only one invoice per billing.

  • Vaughan Avocats
  • PRK Partners