In today's markets, few financial transactions are routine. They involve risk, reward and many unknowns. To complete them successfully, you have to address a range of complex issues all at the same time.
At Baker & McKenzie, we can help you navigate the maze of banking and finance issues, from term sheet to closing. And, if necessary, we can help you enforce remedies and complete restructurings.
Our Banking & Finance Practice Group has extensive experience and capabilities, both in Venezuela and worldwide. Our clients include banks, foreign financial institutions, insurance and reinsurance companies, stock exchanges, brokerage firms, companies listed in the Caracas Stock Exchange, investment advisors and major corporations.
In the banking sector, we design and implement structures to establish new banks and financial institutions. We counsel clients on banking regulations for financial intermediation operations, investment instruments, and funding options. We facilitate financial activities abroad using Baker & McKenzie's international network.
In capital markets, we advise brokerage firms, investment advisors, placement agents, and bank depositaries for ADR and GDR programs, among others. We advise on the process of structuring and implementing public offerings of debt and equity securities, commercial papers, participation titles, and other credit instruments. Similarly, we design and implement ADR and GDR programs, and we evaluate the legal aspects of credit instrument transactions, the structure, negotiation and documentation of financial options, futures agreements, swaps, and the latest derivative instruments.
We render advice in take-over processes. We advise and render opinions on financial transactions, from simple loans to more complex syndicated and structured financing, project financing, financial leasing, securitization, and debt restructuring processes.
Our Banking & Finance Practice Group offers its services regarding the many aspects of Venezuela's insurance and reinsurance sector. We advise in the design of policies, bonds, and other documents related to insurance activity and claims. Also, we advise clients on the regulatory aspects applicable to insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as entities that finance the payment of insurance premiums.
In the area of debt-restructuring, bankruptcy, arrears, and debtor-creditor relations, creditors are assisted in creating and exercising guarantees. Liabilities, credit facilities and capitalizations are restructured. We also advise clients concerning the legal aspects of credit risks related to bankruptcy, arrears, intervention, and the liquidation of banks and other financial institutions.
With regard to the protection of credit instruments, we counsel banks, financial institutions, brokers, and individuals concerning the deposit and protection of commercial paper, including global depositaries.
We have a strong and highly recognized exchange control regulations practice, which covers the designing, structuring and implementation of securities and financial transactions which enable corporate clients to manage and deal with exchange regulations in the most efficient and profitable manner. We believe we are the undisputed leader in this field.