Corporate law

COTTYN assures rendering first-class legal assistance in the field of corporate law and support in order to enable your business to excel.
We assist our clients in restructuring their businesses to their needs in a diligent and pragmatic manner and in full compliance with the corporate governance policies established in close cooperation with management.
Among other things, this includes:

  • Choice of the company’s legal form
  • Incorporation and drawing up of articles of association
  • Organisation of good corporate governance
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Corporate housekeeping, on a daily basis
  • Due diligence activities in restructuring, merger & acquisition processes
  • Temporary or permanent hands-on assistance in negotiations on various business and commercial transactions in diverse fields of industry and commerce
  • Disputes among shareholders
  • Liability of legal persons and directors according to criminal law
  • (Auditing of) annual accounts
  • Capital increases and decreases
  • Issue of shares, warrants and debentures
  • Distribution of dividends
  • Associations and foundations
  • Acquisitions, mergers, divisions
  • Financing
  • Contributions/ transfer of whole company/business unit
  • Conversion, dissolution and liquidation
  • Family succession
  • Joint ventures
  • Helping companies facing difficulties: assistance towards business auditing division of commercial court, follow up of liquidations, compositions and bankruptcies