Corporate Practice

Corporate practice of Collegia Law Firm is one with highest priority. Having a proven track record of success in this field we can offer our Clients interesting, effective and original solutions for doing business in the Republic of Belarus.

In the context of corporate practice Collegia Law Firm specialists provide legal assistance in the following matters:

  1. Legal support in registration of various business entity types:
    • Advice on choosing the right legal structure for your business;
    • Advice on choosing the method of forming and paying to the authorized capital;
    • Advice on determining the structure and competences of management bodies of the company;
    • Preparing the Articles of Association taking into account individual requirements and wishes of the Client;
    • Preparing a complete package of documents required for state registration;
    • Legal support of state registration at its every stage;
    • Legal assistance in registering a company with tax authorities, pension and insurance funds;
    • Assistance in making the stamp, opening bank accounts;
    • Advice on and preparing documents necessary to employ the director and chief accountant;
    • Legal support in state registration of shares with the authorized body.
  2. M&A and Business Restructuring:
    • Legal support in acquisition of an existing business and/or separate assets;
    • Developing mechanisms for investing in business in Belarus and deriving legal profits from business activities carried out in Belarus (forming holding companies, etc.);
    • Legal support of merger and acquisition transactions;
    • Legal support in sale and purchase of shares in the authorized capital of a company;
    • Legal support of securities transactions;
    • Legal support of all types of business reorganization, etc.
  3. Liquidation of a legal entity:
    • Working out a liquidation plan;
    • Preparing documents necessary for liquidation proceedings;
    • Acting as a liquidator;
    • Legal support of liquidation at its every stage.
  4. Legal support in accreditation of representative offices of foreign companies in the Republic of Belarus:
    • Consultation on preparing documents required from the Parent company;
    • Preparing documents necessary for accreditation of a representative office in the Republic of Belarus;
    • Legal support in accreditation of a representative office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;
    • Legal support in registration of a representative office with tax authorities, pension and insurance funds;
    • Assistance in making the stamp, opening bank accounts;
    • Advice on and preparing documents necessary to employ the Head of representative office and Chief Accountant.
  5. Legal support in closing representative offices of foreign companies in the Republic of Belarus:
    • Consultation on preparing documents required from the Parent company;
    • Preparing documents necessary for closing a representative office;
    • Acting as a liquidator;
    • Legal support of closing a representative office at its every stage.
  6. Legal due diligence:
    • Due diligence before making a decision on investing in or buying a business;
    • Audit of corporate documents: analysis of constituent, registration and approval documents with respect to their compliance with the legislation;
    • Audit of contract work: analysis of commercial contracts and assessment of potential risks for the successor, monitoring legality of large-scale transactions;
    • HR audit;
    • Financial analysis of a company, including accuracy of accounting record-keeping and other documentation, their compliance with the applicable legislation (with the assistance of Collegia group of companies specialists);
    • Fixed assets revaluation and analysis (with the assistance of Collegia group of companies specialists).
  7. Other services:
    • Consultation on participation of members (shareholders) in the authorized capital of a company;
    • Assistance in arranging and holding the general meetings of members/ shareholders of a company;
    • Drafting and preparing the minutes and other documents necessary for business operation;
    • Legal support of increase and/or decrease in the authorized capital of a company;
    • Legal support of additional issue of securities;
    • Legal support in obtaining necessary approvals and permissions related to various procedures: our specialists have experience in receiving the approval from the anti-monopoly authority before concluding a transaction on acquisition and/or disposition of shares in the authorized capital of a company.