Sustainable business growth is impossible without professional legal support. Making a business decision is further complicated by the constantly changing legal acts, which deprives of legal certainty while doing business.
WinnerLex is a full-time attorney association serving dozens of agrarian firms, real estate developers, light industry, mechanical engineering and other industries, ranging from private companies to joint stock companies as well as groups of affiliated companies. Therefore, legal outsourcing services on constant basis are in priority to our Attorney Association.
Our attorneys have many years of experience in various areas of law, practical experience in government bodies, including State Fiscal Service. Our attorneys have won a lot of lawsuits, often amounting to dozens of millions of hryvnias, and have provided the legal assistance while implementing complex business projects. We work with state registrars, notaries and auditors, so we can accomplish “a turnkey” task requiring both legal and audit assistance, as well as notarial and registration activities.
Both early legal processing risks in current business activity (signing new contracts, optimizing taxation, corporate transformations etc.), and effective response to negative challenges (improper actions of counterparties and unfair competitors, corporate conflicts, litigation, searches, searches, seizures, inspections by regulatory government agencies) undoubtedly contributes to the developing significant expenses. After all, one incorrect decision of the company executive can lead to millions in financial losses or a similar amount of fines from the state bodies.
In order to facilitate business operation by our Clients, the WinnerLex Attorney Association offers legal outsourcing services for the activity of individual enterprises as well as of groups of companies.
There are two types of companies that require outsourced legal services on constant basis (so-called “legal outsourcing”).
- The first type includes either small firms for which employing a full-time lawyer on their staff is unreasonable, or companies, which have well-established working processes, and therefore do not require daily eight-hour legal support.
- The second type includes large companies that have their own law department, but the level of qualification or number of full-time lawyers is not always sufficient for solving the whole range of legal issues, since the experience of in-house lawyers is limited by the functions they perform in their current work. Besides, it is even next to impossible for one professional to have a high level of qualification in tax, customs, corporate, banking, labour, commercial and land law at the same time.
The advantage of using external legal advisers is that they are often deeply-specialized, that is, they are highly qualified in just one or few areas of law and have wider practice experience.
Practice experience: 19 years
Specialization: litigation support, tax, customs and antitrust practices, agricultural law, IT and M&A
Practice experience: 21 years Specialization: support of economic, civil, labor and administrative disputes, energy
Practice experience: 11 years Specialization: tax, customs and corporate disputes, support of inspections, contractual activities
Practice experience: 3 years
Specialization: tax advisory, tax risks check in business operations, labor law, non-residents, corporate changes
Practice experience: 6 years
Specialisation: business and civil law, tax and customs practice, corporate law, registration and reorganisation of business
Practice experience: 11 years Specialization: support of economic, civil, labor and administrative disputes, inspections
Oral and written consultations on commercial, labor, civil, tax, banking, corporate, land and other areas of law;
Development and realization of legal mechanisms for implementing business projects;
Drafting and legal expertise of legal documents, including contracts, letters to contractors, labor and corporate documents;
Preparing for and supporting during state fiscal service checks; consulting on tax optimization;
Obtaining permits and licenses necessary for performing certain types of business activities;
Maintaining relations with banking institutions;
Drafting statutory documents, providing state registration of foundation, reorganization and liquidation legal entities of all organization and legal forms;
Claims work, including the preparation and submission of claims to debtors, taking measures for pre-trial settlement of disputes;
Representing the Client’s interests in the state and local authorities, tax, customs and law enforcement agencies, including during inspections, searches and seizures;
Participating in negotiations on the Client’s side with contractors, suppliers, partners and legal support of agreements;
Legal assistance during labour and corporate conflicts;
Advocacy and representation in courts of all instances.
If you are systematically in need of legal assistance, it is advisable to consider legal outsourcing services that will save you the costs of employing a full-time lawyer, their workplace, optimize your taxes, be independent from sick leaves, vacations as well as other human factors, and to receive higher quality of resolving your legal issues.
Prior to concluding a contract for the purchase of goods or services from a supplier, it is necessary to request statutory and other documents confirming that the supplier has a right to conclude such a contract, as well as documents confirming the tax status of the counterparty-enterprise. It is also advisable to check the status of the vendour’s budget payments of taxes. Along with the product or service, request from the counterparty the primary and supporting documents: invoice, cost invoice, certificate of acceptance of the performed works (services rendered). These actions will reduce the risks of invalidating this agreement and increase your chances of rejecting possible claims by the tax authority regarding the tax consequences of such a commercial transaction.
When selling property or rights which are partially owned by another person (a common partial ownership), it is mandatory to offer such a person in writing to buy the property or rights. In the case of selling property or rights in favour of the third party, without first offering their purchase to the co-owner, the latter may sue the buyer to transfer the buyer’s rights to it in their favour.
In case of selling mutually owned property (without determined size of the parts), the written consent of the other co-owner must be obtained. If a sales agreement of property is subject to a notarial certification, like for instance a sales agreement of an apartment or a house, the consent of the co-owner for the sale of the property must be notarized. Otherwise, the former co-owner will be able to challenge the lawfulness of the transaction to the court in the absence of his consent to the alienation of the property.
Prior to carrying out any transaction related to the acquisition of property, ownership or other rights (for example, the purchase of corporate rights, real estate, land plot), it is necessary to make a legal expertise of how the matters stand with these property or rights (the so-called due diligence) – check the lawfulness of the acquisition of ownership of this property or rights of the current owner, to find out about the existence of litigation over such property. This will allow you to identify and weigh up the risks before the transaction.
In case of a conflict with the employee, it should be remembered that such an employee may go to court even after several years, since under the Labour Code of Ukraine, in case of violating the wage law, the employee has a right to go to court with a claim for recovery of his due wages without any time limit. Moreover, in case of non-payment of the outstanding sums to the dismissed employee due to the owner or their authorized body, the enterprise must pay the employee their average earnings for the entire time of delay on the day of the actual settlement. Therefore, it is desirable to resolve wage disputes promptly.
The business model of our Association provides priority customer service on permanent basis with granting great preferences in comparison with providing services on irregular basis.
Typically, we study a particular client’s demand for certain legal services, on the basis of which we offer a specific package that best meets their needs for legal services. Our typical packages can be found at the link.
For our subscription clients, we have developed special conditions for the legal services on constant basis. At the same time, we always apply individual approach to each client, and if necessary, it is also possible to develop personal conditions of service taking into account the amount of legal work required for a specific company.