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Tax law
Corporate law
Labour law and employee management
Competition and distribution
Intellectual Property, Information Technologies
Wealth Management
Dispute resolution
Public law
Associations and the Social and Solidarity Economy
Banking, Insurance, Asset management
Private Equity
Corporate recovery and insolvency
Securities law
Valuation and transfer pricing
Real estate
Agriculture and food industry

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Presentation Areas of expertise
FIDAL has developed considerable expertise in the following fields :

Stock market flotation

• Due diligence engagements

• Operations prior to restructuring, asset transactions and capital stability agreements

• Analysis of contracts proposed by PSIs (Investment Service Providers) and Sponsor Listing

• Drafting of the legal documentation for bylaw amendments, capital increases through private placement or public offerings and operations reserved for employees

• Assistance with prospectus drafting

Assistance in the management of annual obligations

• Scheduling and monitoring of annual obligations (financial information disclosure, general meetings and statutory information)

• Assistance with the organisation of annual meetings and meetings of corporate structures

• Assistance with writing the annual report and the reference document

• Assistance with the implementation of share re-purchase programmes and liquidity contracts

Issuing securities

• Analysis of Investor Service Provider contracts

• Due diligence reviews and drafting of opinion letters

• Preparation of draft guaranty agreements

• Advice on operating terms and conditions

• Drafting of legal documents

• Assistance with drafting of prospectuses

Takeover bids

• Applications for derogation from the obligation to file a takeover bid

• Filing of takeover bids for purchase or exchange of securities, price guaranties, public withdrawal offers or squeeze-outs
• Analysis of contracts proposed by financial institutions
• Drafting and monitoring of schedules
• Involvement in and management of relations with the AMF as part of the review of draft bids and memoranda
• Assistance in the management of legal formalities and obligations during bid periods

Growth through acquisition

• Preliminary operations (treasury stock purchase programmes, data rooms, audits and opinion letters)

• Assistance with negotiations

• Compensation terms for operations

• Legal documentation for transactions and guaranties

• Issue / allocation of securities

• Drafting of prospectuses and management of relations with the AMF

Employee and executive shareholding

• Advice on share ownership policies

• Implementation of legal tools
• Stock options, founders' warrants, free shares
• Capital increases reserved for employees, mutual funds
• Leveraged transactions

• Management of relations with specialised financial institutions and with the AMF

• Management of relations with employees and managers who become shareholders

Assistance with investigations and litigation

• AMF investigation procedures

• AMF penalty procedures

• Appeals against AMF decisions

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