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  Chancelley has the professional knowledge, all needed resources and commitment to client service to address the most complex and challenging legal issues. We look forward to serving you, wherever you do business.

COMPETITION | EU

  Our Competition Practice advises on all aspects of competition and EU legislation. As a part of Chancelley transactional services, we advise our clients on coordinating and obtaining European and national merger clearances, including those outside the EU. Our lawyers also advise on the application of EU competition law to our client's business strategies, such as pricing (transfer pricing), joint ventures and distribution. Where appropriate, we devise and help implement bespoke compliance programs. We also advise on state aid cases, and we offer our services in state aid cases before both the European and national courts. We offer our professional advice on EU law in regulated industries, in particular in electronic communications and broadcasting, transport and utilities.

 CORPORATE

  The Corporate practice is the largest of Chancelley practices, with teams of lawyers serving clients on a wide variety of transaction-based matters. Our practice spans a diverse range of industries, including banking, consumer products, e-commerce, energy, financial services, manufacturing, media, telecommunications and transportation.

  Our legal solution in corporate area include a wide range of services for major international corporations and early-stage private companies. We also offer our services to leading investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions acting as principals or intermediaries in corporate finance and merger transactions.

 DERIVATIVES & STRUCTURED PRODUCTS

 Chancelley Derivatives & Structured Products practice advises clients in the structuring, documentation, regulatory aspects and with respect to compliance issues in connection with all categories of derivatives and structured products. We offer a complete advice on a full spectrum of derivatives and structured products including credit, equity, energy and commodity derivatives, physical and financial energy hedges, structured notes and cash, repurchase agreements, securities lending and Forex.  Chancelley Derivatives & Structured Products practice takes a highly integrated approach to working with other practices, especially the Chancelley's energy regulatory and transactional practices and the reorganization and insolvency practice.

  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 We advise our clients on all legal aspects of intellectual property development, acquisition, prosecution, protection and strategy. Drawing from both transactional and litigation backgrounds, our practice routinely assist clients with securing the rights in the intellectual property necessary both to operate their existing business and to enter new markets.
  Our IT & IP practice can help you in securing the ownership of intellectual property (whether through in-house or outside development) and then developing strategies for protection of that intellectual property through selective use of governmental registrations, contracts and litigation. We help our clients implement those strategies and ensure that the applicable filings, policing and protection activities are appropriately prioritized. We also help clients assess whether intellectual property ownership is the right model in each instance, and, when it is not, work with our clients to license the necessary rights.

  MERGERS & AQCUISITIONS

   We offer the complete solution in our M&A Practice:

  Understanding the legal environment  Chancelley helps clients understand the legal aspects of the deal, from the requirements of each country to the terms of payments.

  Structuring the transaction – The approach in any transaction is critical, including how to initiate the process, the appropriate time for due diligence, the necessary administrative clearances and other provisions.

 Project integration – Merger and acquisition transactions require multiple legal disciplines, including environmental, competition, intellectual property, labour, tax and securities regulations.

  Harmonization of documents – Chancelley has established due diligence check lists, processes, procedures, and reporting, which are applicable in virtually any country. We can harmonize contracts for our clients, regardless of the countries they operate in, so that fundamental elements of legal agreements are identical.

 INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  International Trade practice was created especially for major corporations in such diverse industries as oil, forest products, automotive, metal, food and high-technology products.

The International Trade practice offer a wide range of services in all areas of international trade policy, litigation and regulatory issues. Our practice include a range of services in complex trade, regulatory and related competitive issues and a constant attention to client-specific parameters and needs. We have also a litigation-oriented solutions for a wide range of trade matters in a wide variety of fora covering all aspects of international trade regulation, including antidumping, countervailing duties and enforcement of international agreements.

 Interacting with public officials, interested private industries and through appropriate administrative processes in countries such as EU and CIS, our team deploys a multidisciplinary approach to address the many aspects of the challenges inherent to modern international commerce. We tailor our work to the specific demands of each client's situation, delivering high-value solutions to clients for the present and positioning them to deal with future developments. 

 BANKING & FINANCE

 The Banking & Finance Practice represents banks and financial institutions and their customers in a broad array of debt financing transactions throughout our  international network of partners. We have experience representing arrangers, agents, lenders and participants.

  Chancelley brings to any engagement substantial experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting debt financing transactions, including experience in market standards for operating and financial covenants, intercreditor and subordination arrangements and documentation generally.

 REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

 We offer the complete solution for institutional investors, real estate funds, developers and corporations in complex and challenging real estate transactions as well as other real estate matters. We have a successful experience in real estate matters and are therefore able to deliver comprehensive advice, including strategic advice on the structuring of deals both from a corporate and a tax perspective, negotiating transactions and defending clients’ interests in procedures before the courts and other authorities. The members of our team work closely on a daily basis with their colleagues in our other practices to ensure the smooth consummation of transactions.

  TAX

 The Tax Practice at Chancelley is involved in all areas of tax law, including domestic and international transactional tax, corporate tax planning, tax controversy and litigation, taxation of financial products, lease financing, public finance, insurance, real estate, exempt organizations and legislative matters.  We can     represent clients in a broad range of industries, both in your jurisdiction and in international transactions.

  LITIGATION

 Our litigation practice is both national and international in scope. We offer all types of complex litigation, including major antitrust cases, securities and shareholder litigation, complex patent litigations and other intellectual property disputes, energy litigation and arbitration, multifaceted insurance matters, general commercial litigation, white collar criminal and regulatory investigations and actions, bankruptcy and reorganization cases, mergers and acquisitions matters, RICO cases, international litigation and arbitration, banking litigation, environmental matters, and sports and entertainment litigation. We also provide counsel and guidance on a full range of legal questions, including crisis management situations, the resolution of disputes short of litigation and the planning and structuring of operations and transactions to minimize litigation risks.

 EMPLOYMENT

 Chancelley develope a comprehensive practice in labor and employment to address the scope and range of our clients' needs. Clients include employers in a wide variety of industries, including utilities, banking, insurance, steel, manufacturing, airline and autos, technology, retail sales, maritime, securities services, individual executives and many others.

  Our service areas include: negotiating collective bargaining agreements; designing, drafting and implementing policies of all types, including discipline and discharge policies, employee handbooks, personnel policies and affirmative action plans; designing and implementing reductions-in-force and executive compensation programs; negotiating and drafting employment contracts.

  PROJECT FINANCE & INFRASTRUCTURE

 Project Finance and Infrastructure practice offer a complete legal solutions for commercial banks, bilateral and multilateral financial institutions, project sponsors, infrastructure funds and other equity investors, utilities, financial advisors, underwriters, contractors and governments in the development, financing, construction, operation and acquisition of a wide range of capital intensive projects.

  These projects and facilities have included power plants, transmission lines, oil and gas fields, liquefied natural gas liquefaction and re-gasification facilities, refineries, petrochemical plants, steel mills, mining facilities, ethanol and biodiesel plants, telecommunication networks, airports, ports, toll roads, water supply and wastewater systems, hazardous waste facilities, social infrastructure, industrial plants and other infrastructure projects.

  The Project Finance and Infrastructure practice is supported by other firm's practices:  energy, tax, capital markets, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, bankruptcy, competition and international trade.

 PRIVATE EQUITY

 The Private Equity practice offer legal and general business advice to a wide variety of private investment funds, private companies seeking capital, foundations, endowments and investment banks. This diverse client base has exposed our lawyers to virtually every industry in the global economy.

 Our Private Equity practice is multidisciplinary and we work closely with our colleagues throughout the EU to meet the full range of our clients' legal needs. By combining the capabilities and international experience of our lawyers advising on fund formation, corporate law, tax, energy, infrastructure, real estate, bankruptcy and restructuring, we are able to support our clients in maximizing value from any given private equity transaction.

 ENERGY

 Energy practice was created especially for our clients- participants in the electric power, natural gas, petroleum, petrochemical and power industries, as well as their financial advisors and financiers. Our energy practice advise in regulatory proceedings of all sorts, and on the structuring of their businesses, the negotiation and documentation of commercial and financing transactions and the development of energy projects to ensure their compliance with energy, environmental, commodities trading and securities laws.

  We have a solution for a full range of energy regulatory matters, including traditional rate and tariff matters, enforcement actions, approvals associated with mergers and acquisitions, industry restructurings, corporate and finance activities, and the planning and siting of new energy facilities.

With respect to corporate regulation of energy companies and financial institutions involved in energy sector activities, our work has included pipeline restructurings, new facilities construction, complex rate and refund proceedings, rule-making proceedings, enforcement actions, complaint proceedings, abandonment filings, appeals from agency decisions, import/export matters and pipeline safety issues.

COMPETITION | EU

CORPORATE

CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES

DERIVATIVES & STRUCTURED PRODUCTS

TRANSPORT

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY &

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

MERGERS & AQUISITIONS

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

BANKING & FINANCE

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

TAX

LITIGATION

EMPLOYMENT

PROJECT FINANCE & INFRASTRUCTURE

PRIVATE EQUITY

ENERGY