BANKING & FINANCE
Banking and finance law addresses the organization, ownership, and operation of banks and depository institutions, mortgage banks, other providers of financial services. It also covers representation of bank and other financial organizations in lending transactions to borrowers and compliance with consumer and other laws involving all aspects of financial services provided by bank and other financial organizations.
Capital markets practice is closely connected to derivatives and financial regulation. Capital markets lawyers conduct due diligence review on the issuer of the securities, draft the prospectus and other disclosure documents describing the issuer and its securities to the potential investors, negotiate agreements between the issuer and its advisers and navigate the transaction through regulatory hurdles.
COMPETITION & ANTITRUST
Antitrust law – sometimes referred to as “competition law” – focuses on the statutes and regulations that promote fair and open competition within different industries and geographic markets. Antitrust laws scrutinize monopoly activity, price-fixing and collusion, bid rigging, merger plans between business, price discrimination, group boycotts, and a range of other business conduct that may run afoul of the law.
Insurance law is the practice of law surrounding insurance, including insurance policies and claims. It can be broadly broken into three categories - regulation of the business of insurance; regulation of the content of insurance policies, especially with regard to consumer policies; and regulation of claim handling.
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL
In a law firm, corporate and commercial are titles given to two related but usually separate groups. The distinction between the groups can differ across firms. The practice areas within corporate are closely linked and their work relates to the lifecycle of companies, as well as mergers & acquisitions. Commercial includes a broader range of practice areas such as franchising, intellectual property and sometimes litigation.
Almost all businesses use some sort of employment law. Employment law is the area of law that governs the employer-employee relationship. Therefore, if the business has more than one employee, then the business likely uses employment law. This area is made up of both state and federal laws and includes many different subjects with the common goal to protect workers' rights.
ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE
The work of an energy or projects lawyer mirrors that of a corporate lawyer – drafting, due diligence, getting parties to sign agreements – with several added layers of complexity. There are several components to any project: financing, development and (often) subsequent litigation. Lawyers usually specialize in one of these areas, although they do overlap. The field also encompasses specialists in areas like construction, real estate, planning, telecoms, healthcare and the public sector.
Civil law is a body of rules that defines and protects the private rights of citizens, offers legal remedies that may be sought in a dispute, and covers areas of law such as contracts, torts, property and family law. Civil law is derived from the laws of ancient Rome which used doctrines to develop a code that determined how legal issues would be decided. Civil law deals with behavior that constitutes an injury to an individual or other private party, such as a corporation.
Criminal law, as distinguished from civil law, is a system of laws concerned with punishment of individuals who commit crimes. Thus, where in a civil case two individuals dispute their rights, a criminal prosecution involves the government deciding whether to punish an individual for either an act or an omission. Criminal law deals with behavior that is or can be construed as an offense against the public, society, or the state—even if the immediate victim is an individual.
Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody, among others. Our attorneys represent clients in family court proceedings or in related negotiations and can also draft important legal documents such as court petitions or property agreements. We also specialize in adoption, paternity, emancipation, or other matters not usually related to divorce.
Administrative law is the legal framework within which public administration is carried out. It derives from the need to create and develop a system of public administration under law, a concept that may be compared with the much older notion of justice under law. As a body of law, administrative law deals with the decision-making of the administrative units of government that are part of a national regulatory scheme in such areas as police law, international trade, manufacturing, the environment, taxation, broadcasting, immigration, and transport.
Public procurement law regulates the purchasing by public sector bodies and certain utility sector bodies of contracts for goods, works or services. The law is designed to open up the EU's public procurement market to competition, to prevent "buy national" policies and to promote the free movement of goods and services. Our office provides expert assistance in the area of: open and restricted procurement process, negotiated procedures with publication of a public supply, competition dialogue, and sub-contracting process in accordance with the Law.
In particular, provides legal advice on PA, government and legislative reform issues to local government and public institutions
Civil and administrative procedures, legal enforcements, criminal, extra – judicial and probate proceedings
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