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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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