BeAdvisors is an international independent firm with offices in London and in Milan.
We act for businesses and their corporate or individual owners and we advise on their commercial activities and their structural and ownership issues.
Our corporate team regularly advises on, setting up and structuring companies, company secretarial and administration issues, drafting and amending Articles to suit shareholder structures and wishes, shareholders’ agreements, Directors’ duties and corporate governance
We provide advice on all types of commercial contracts, whether with individual suppliers or as part of a more complex outsourcing agreement sectors.
Our advice covers not only outsourcing arrangements, but also standard terms and conditions of business, agency, distribution and franchising agreements, e- commerce, direct marketing and data-protection.
The digital sphere remains one of the fastest evolving areas in commerce. We work hard to remain at the cutting edge in terms of our legal expertise and technical know- how, to enable us to advise clients effectively and to enable them to put robust contracts, processes and policies in place to underpin their innovative business models. Acting for a broad range of clients who offer products and services online, we have extensive experience advising on e-commerce arrangements and have the knowledge and expertise to deal with all contractual needs.
We provide regular advice on business models, including licensing, content, hosted and cloud-based services, and compliance advice on data protection, infrastructure, information security and cyber legal issues.
Non-material assets, such as brand names and logos, technological innovations, trade secrets, internet domain names, designs and the get-up of products, are becoming increasingly valuable for many companies and organisations. We offer a wide range of transactional services to help companies foster innovation through the creation, protection, commercialisation and management of their intellectual property and related rights.
Through the joint presence of tax and legal consultants and M&A experts, we focus on the provision of a complete assistance to clients on all the aspects of extraordinary corporate transactions, including mergers, divestments, corporate reorganizations and joint ventures.
Our team advises on the structure, due diligence process, negotiation and completion of such transactions, both national and cross-border.
PRIVATE EQUITY & EQUITY CROWDFUNDING
Transactions within these sectors encompass many different aspects, but we advise on all of them: we have thorough understanding of the economic challenges facing both private equity and venture capital, and we are skilled at advising companies throughout the life cycle of their business, from start-up, initial funding, seeds investments and following rounds through to an exit or liquidity event, be that a trade sale, an MBO or an IPO.
We are focused on start-up and scale-up companies and we developed a significant experience on equity crowdfunding: we are capable of advising our clients and go along with them in their journey on the most relevant crowdfunding platforms both in Italy and in the UK.
We advise on all aspects of corporate tax as we handle the tax issues that arise in the course of commercial deals so we can help our clients manage the tax angle of every operation.
We have experience of all the taxes that might be relevant: income tax, corporation tax, value added tax, capital gains tax and we have solid experience in tax litigation and representation of clients in front of the Tax Authorities.