The partners at TOWERY are regularly called upon to pool their common expertise in files that apply a cross-disciplinary approach, to the greatest satisfaction of the customers, comprising service companies and industrial players, from the digital sector, music, film, insurance, investment funds, hospitality and catering, distribution, telecommunications but also numerous executives and private individuals from France and other countries.
Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to advise you on the form of company to create, the tax scheme to join, as well as the employment and tax status of the manager the best suited to your project. We support you through negotiating a shareholders pact, the protection of a brand, or in drafting your general terms and conditions of sale and of use of your services.
Similarly, we can advise you in all the domains related to the protection of personal data.
Our firm can help start-ups get their business up and running and in its seed stage and fundraising:
- Choice of the most suitable structure depending on the characteristics of the project and the situation of the shareholders;
- Incorporation of the company: drafting of the articles of association and management of the entire incorporation process including formalities;
- Negotiation and drafting of the shareholders pact and other agreements (Promise to purchase/sell, non-compete clause, etc.);
- Raising of capital: shareholders pact, issuing of securities (ordinary shares, preferential shares, BSPCE (French stock options for company start-ups) etc.);
- Support with the process of transferring the company;
- Protection of innovations (filing of brand names/patents);
- Setting up of employment contracts.
More generally, TOWERY performs the monitoring legal of the company as well as its leaders and shareholders for any ad hoc issues (approval of the accounts, negotiation of non-disclosure agreements and commercial contracts, operations on the capital, amendment of the articles of association, tax schemes for a transaction, etc.).
The Entertainment sector
You are a major actor or artist-entrepreneur in the field of the arts and entertainment; we provide you with special support throughout the process of setting up your organisation, from the choice of corporate form to the selection of a specialist firm of chartered accountants. We help with the drafting of the contracts upstream to secure your rights (preferential agreement, assignment contract, agreement for artist, director, management, etc.) and in the negotiation of the contracts downstream to structure the exploitation of your assets (joint publishing contracts, editorial management, licence or phonographic distribution agreements ).
Our firm deploys the skills of Olivier in company structuring, of Thomas for tax analysis of the whole setup and those of Martin for his knowledge of the industry, the drafting and negotiation of contracts.
If you are planning to restructure your assets or those of the company, organise the transfer of ownership, recombine certain business lines or improve the management of your group and its internal flows, we can advise you on these structural and contractual changes.
In addition, for external growth operations, we can provide you with support for validating the legal aspects of your targets and organising the acquisition, then for the integration of the new business activities.
Real estate optimisation
When you are planning to acquire premises, we will advise you, depending on your project and your goals, to favour the operation of the company and increase the value of the assets of the leaders, while minimising potential income tax aspects.
In this way, we help you to choose the type of structure for bearing the walls, the tax scheme as well as all the contractual aspects (leases in particular) that contribute to organising the use of the physical premises by your operating company.