Corporate & Commercial

AFMS advises both domestic and international clients in high profile transactions including acquisitions, privatisations, joint ventures and strategic investments across various sectors, and also provides unique expertise in a wide range of corporate governance matters. A combination of legal expertise and understanding of industry-specific challenges ensures seamless and timely execution of each and every transaction, regardless of its complexity.

Members of our Corporate & Commercial Team have advised and represented clients in some of the most challenging transactions in various industries including retail and consumer products, manufacturing, banking and financial services, asset management companies, professional services, energy, telecommunications, technology, and real estate. By combining our signature multidisciplinary approach that brings together lawyers and professionals from various areas, we guarantee tailor-made, comprehensive transaction advice and execution for every client in an efficient and highly professional manner.

Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

Through a combination of our Restructuring & Insolvency Team’s sector-specific expertise and regulatory know-how, we are able to provide tailored solutions to any client facing tough choices.

Our practice areas include advising, negotiating, structuring and drafting the necessary documentation for the implementation of complex restructuring, corporate rescue mechanism, and schemes of arrangement the Companies Act. In this regard, we advise and represent companies and their boards, banks, lenders, and creditors, as well as licensed insolvency practitioners.

Commercial Real Estate

We assist in acquisition financing and leasing of various projects, as well as deal structuring, negotiations and documentation for listed developers, high-net-worth individuals, government linked companies and financial institutions.

Further to that, we also act for numerous prominent private, public, and government linked developers.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Through our well-established platform for dispute resolution, our Litigation Team combines regional expertise and personalised client services to tackle even the most complex disputes.

With the support of team members from other practice areas and fields, we draw upon the unique skills of our colleagues to provide a comprehensive approach to problem-solving and create added value for our clients that sets us apart from the competition.

Employment & Industrial Relations

We offer a full spectrum of employment-related services, with a focus on workplace policies and procedures, as well as pre- and post-dismissal disputes.

We ensure the highest standard of management and representation in employment and industrial relations matters. In fact, our lawyers were involved in successfully obtaining one of the largest amounts of compensation at the Industrial Court.

Ultimately, we combine our in-depth legal knowledge and result-oriented approach to produce productive solutions for each client.

Project Engineering & Construction

Our Construction & Engineering Team advises clients on major deals and projects. Our services range from provision of advice in the pre-construction and construction stages, to dispute resolution via litigation, arbitration (both domestic and international), and contractual or statutory adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPAA ”).

This also includes advising our clients on occupational health and safety standards at project sites. Our Construction & Engineering Team has represented and defended major multinational corporations in prosecutions under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (“OSHA”), as well as the previously known Factories and Machinery Act 1967.

Our abilities in non-contentious work run the gamut of drafting, reviewing, and advising on contracts and project documentation. We represent developers, project owners, main contractors, as well as specialist subcontractors.