The corporate legal cycle as a basis

At SEQUOIA, we support your company throughout the entire corporate life cycle - from incorporation, establishment, restructuring, succession to dissolution. In all phases, we support you and your company actively and convince you with pragmatic legal solutions that also make sense from an economic perspective.

Incorporation

The successful establishment of your company requires strategic planning, because the choice of the right legal form depends, among other things, on the type of business. After the incorporation, it is recommended to create a set of basic contract templates in order to be able to document business transactions properly in the future. 

What happens after the incorporation?

Expansion

The business idea is developed further. Due to the increasing complexity, contract templates have to be revised and cooperation agreements drawn up. Success often brings envious people onto the scene, which is why civil lawsuits must be conducted in order to fend off or enforce claims. 

What could happen next?

Company structuring

With growth, complexity can lead to confusion, which in turn creates risks. The structure of your company needs to be reviewed and adapted. Simple cooperations from the initial phase can lead to a joint venture. Collaboration within a group or the access to foreign markets requires tax planning and respective review.

And so it could go on...

Restructuring

Your company can be adapted to current needs. If your company was initially incorporated as an LLC, it can be efficiently converted into an Ltd. Individual branches or divisions of the business that no longer fit into your company for strategic reasons can be split off. A complex group of companies can be simplified by having individual companies merged.

What can come next?

Company succession

Often the founder asks himself after some time what is to become of the company when he retires. Perhaps a member of the management is available or perhaps an interesting opportunity arises to sell the company to a third party.

Worst case, but not excluded...

Dissolution

Finally, the question arises as to whether the company should be dissolved at the end of its life cycle in an orderly or voluntary manner or whether bankruptcy must be initiated. Various legal provisions provide clear guidelines on how the company is to be dissolved.

We are here for you

Do you need help with the phases your company is going through? Can we help you gain more understanding of the legal basics? Then get in touch with us - we are looking forward to your contact request.