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Our services

Intellectual property

We provide support in the registration, use and licensing of IPRs, alienation of rights, and handle disputes at both national registrars and EUIPO or WIPO.

We advise on the registration, use and licensing of IPRs, alienation of rights, and handle disputes at both national registrars and EUIPO or WIPO.

We have developed our own know-how for tracking the use of multimedia content (TV and film) by TV channels to prevent illegal distribution. Where an infringement is detected we notify the right holder and assist with the recovery of royalties and other applicable fees from the infringing party.

Our systems allow us to store and analyse the content reproduced on an unlimited number of TV channels for an unlimited period of time, regardless of the media (satellite, cable network or IPTV).

Goldblum lawyers assisted various market players in creating TV channels, infomercials, commercial telecasts and TV shows.

Corporate AND M&A

Corporate law is one of the key practices at Goldblum and Partners. Our expertise allows us to mitigate risks and find tailor-made legal solutions to various issues faced by our clients in the corporate law space.

We offer our clients both business-as-usual and strategic support. Our lawyers have exceptional technical skills and extensive experience gained from multijurisdictional projects.

We have developed hands-on expertise in supporting investment projects and establishing businesses, mostly related to international trade in commodities and raw materials.

Our firm has vast experience in handling projects related to M&A transactions. We offer a full range of services, including due diligence, structuring advice and overall transactional support (from “term sheet” to closing).

We also offer standard fixed-fee services, such as company registration, tax advice, or trade operations structuring, making it easy for you to plan your budget.

Our experience
agro

Legal advice and registration of a trademark in Europe for a Ukrainian inventor of a new petrol-based fuel mix (Hamburg, Germany.)

BTL

Goldblum and Partners (office in Kyiv)
acted as a legal advisor and
contractor in the business
restructuring of BTL LLC (Ukraine)

dasap

Registration of intellectual property
rights, tax planning and providing legal support in
an acquisition of a Düsseldorf-based supplier of auto
spare parts and technology.

data-home

The firm’s Kyiv and Hamburg offices advised

Virtual Data Computing Operator, a Ukrainian

entity based in Kyiv on tax issues,

IP rights and optimal corporate structure

Emerald Group

Goldblum and Partners have been providing

registration and company secretarial support

for Emerald Group in Switzerland since 2010

NSC Global

Goldblum and Partners (Switzerland)

assisted NSC Global,

a UK-based electronic components

suppler in opening their office in Switzerland

Project People

Goldblum and Partners has been providing registration

and company secretarial services to Project People

in Switzerland since 2010

RID Logistic Solutions GmbH

Goldblum and Partners
acted as a legal advisor and supported the
acquisition of 100%
RID Logistic Solutions GmbH (Austria)

sanger

Goldblum and Partners (Hamburg office)

has been a legal advisor and auditor

to BST Automotive Gmb, a producer of

auto spare parts (Sander) since 2010.

sea

Legal and tax consulting as well as

corporate structure optimisation services

to a supplier of electronic components

for measurement devices, computer hardware

and road equipment.

XINWEI

In 2013, Goldblum and Partners advised

the largest telecommunications provider in China

on banking law, taxation, and immigration law issues.

Tax

Goldblum and Partners advises on taxation of individuals and legal entities as well as on risks arising from various contractual arrangements. Our primary focus is on legal advice relating to private equity restructuring, individual investments and business restructurings.

We support clients in obtaining individual tax rulings and assessments as well as advise on international tax planning issues.

Tax audits and representation in disputes with tax authorities are also part of our key services.

You can count on us in matters related to obtaining individual tax rulings involving varying interpretations of tax and customs law, tax inspections or tax audits carried out as part of M&A deals.

Immigration

We represent our clients in their interactions with the immigration and naturalisation authorities. We assist with all types of requests for temporary or permanent residence, citizenship, complex cases of migrant status changes, and residence permits in exchange for investments.

Our lawyers offer expert advice on the steps necessary in the circumstances, the procedure and the applicable requirements imposed by the relevant authorities. If you are looking for a second opinion after having obtained initial advice, we are there to help you.

We also help establish the applicant’s tax residency and justify it to authorities both in the country of residence and the applicant’s home country.

Banking & Finance

We represent clients in various interactions, and/or disputes, with banks, investment firms and other financial institutions.

We advise on compliance with international and national legislation governing tax information exchange, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, as well as on FATCA-related issues.

Any information disclosed by the client to the lawyer is confidential and is protected by the attorney-client privilege.

Real Estate

Goldblum and partners offers support in real estate investment transactions and splitting shareholdings, as well as throughout the entire holding period prior to the sale.

We will always provide you with prior advice on your rights, responsibilities, opportunities and risks associated with the acquisition and disposal of various properties.

We develop appropriate documents and clauses on parties’ obligations, forecast future taxation, etc.

We advise on private investments, commercial and residential leases and other real estate transactions.

Employment

The range of our services related to employment law includes advising clients on staff hiring and firing conditions, prospective taxation of their salaries and compensations, voluntary or compulsory insurance against accidents and temporary/permanent or full/partial disability, as well as providing recommendations on various issues related to employer-employee relationships.

Where necessary, we can be instructed to take up the initial selection of candidates for a particular position, draft the required contractual documentation, and assist in carrying out of individual dismissals or staff layoffs in accordance with the applicable law.

Our lawyers can act as mediators in employment disputes involving employers, employees and trade unions.

Restructuring

Our lawyers provide tailored solutions and advice on a wide range of issues associated with business restructuring.

Most cases are related to M&A procedures, going public (IPO), pre-sale of businesses, splitting businesses into several entities and advising on optimal group structures.

We advise clients on opportunities and risks related to restructurings, offer support in implementing legal recommendations, deal with all legal aspects of owner-manager relationships, and assist with obtaining regulatory approvals.

Trade in raw materials

Trade in commodities and raw materials

Lawyers of Goldblum and Partners have extensive experience in supporting companies involved in the trade of raw materials representing such sectors as oil and gas, food processing, engineering, and foundry.

Having knowledge and experience in tax law and restructuring, we are able to offer much more than conventional legal assistance covering sale and purchase transactions or protection of infringed rights. Our clients are able to draw on our expertise in such areas as tax optimisation for trading companies, the establishment of appropriate business structures in countries with favourable tax treatment of trading operations and dividends, as well as day-to-day management for such structures.

Our tax lawyers prepare clarifications and issue opinions on tax issues in the relevant countries and obtain rulings on tax rates from tax authorities to release working capital for certain projects.

Finance & Investment

Finance & Investment is one of our key industries. We provide comprehensive legal advice on all aspects of regulated activities.

We assist with obtaining licenses required for certain services, explain and calculate tax amounts payable as well as clarify the regulatory and corporate governance requirements applied to paid officers and employees as well as their duties.

We offer legal support for obtaining banking and investment licenses (FOREX, stocks and bonds, collective investments, trade in gold and precious stones, currency exchange offices, issue of electronic payment instruments, etc.) and advise clients on all legal aspects of their interactions with customers and partners, potential cross-border risks associated with the provision of services in certain jurisdictions and legal issues involving advertising activities.

We advise businesses and individuals on investing in securities, works of art, real estate and other assets. We also provide recommendations regarding sale and purchase agreements and offer legal representation in disputes.

We establish various legal structures in the form of funds and trusts under English trust law or continental law to help our clients protect their assets through assigning certain legal rights while preserving the actual ownership and control.

Food & Beverage

We support companies producing and selling foodstuffs throughout the entire cycle, from purchasing the necessary ingredients to selling products at home and abroad.

Our support extends beyond the production cycle. We assist and advise on setting up contractual relationships with suppliers, hired personnel, managers and owners, interactions with customers, settlement of disputes (e.g. relating to delivery terms or product quality). We have an established network of legal professionals specialising in customs law who are able to handle and clarify legal issues involving exports/imports of food items, customs clearance and certification procedures.

Our lawyers have a proven track record in supporting the full operational cycles for various clients in the sector, from product development to facilitating exports to selected markets.

Agriculture

We provide a wide range of legal services to agricultural companies and livestock farms, covering the purchase and lease of land and machinery for processing as well as seeds, animal breeding and the use of various fertilizers and products to improve future crops.

You may draw upon our expertise when entering into, or performing your obligations under, purchase contracts involving genetically modified seeds and organisms.

We also support the day-today operations of agribusiness companies, particularly in connection with the staff hiring or dismissal, as well as interactions with contractors or buyers of agricultural products.

Transport & Logistics

Our lawyers provide advice and practical assistance to companies providing transportation and logistics services – by road, rail, sea and air.

We assist with setting up fleets, passenger and cargo carriages, cargo delivery and customs clearance, as well as advising on issues arising in the course of cargo loading, transportation and unloading.

We also offer legal representation and assistance with litigious matters involving charter parties, consignments, laytime and demurrage, CMR/CIM contracts, maritime and other transportation insurance issues, loss/damage of cargo in transit, etc.

Construction & Development

Our lawyers’ expertise and deep understanding of the industry goals and objectives coupled with successful track record in supporting local and international projects ensure that we offer sound commercial advice and practical solutions to our clients needs.

We carry out due diligence on real estate facilities, support sale and purchase and lease procedures, advise on all legal aspects involving the preparation and carrying out of all construction works as well as help obtain appropriate permits and approvals from public authorities.

We are happy to offer initial advice or a second opinion as well as hands-on assistance on all matters related to real estate, construction and development.

Information Technology (IT)

Not only we understand the products made by IT companies, but are also well familiar with the production, sales and delivery processes and cycles.

Our expertise covers issues related to hardware and software, Internet and online trading, social media, cable and satellite TV, telecommunication services, sports, entertainment and gaming, advertising and publishing.

Our lawyers have been involved in projects of varied scale and complexity, ranging from the development of a standard offer for an online store to launching a satellite TV channel.

We are confident that if you choose to work with us we will provide the best legal services available in the market.