Buying or selling real estate, and doing business in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark (the whole Baltic sea area) plus Austria, Switzerland, Italy (DACH-I Trading Network), are major


transactions which greatly impacts the lives of the buyers and sellers. Having an attorney assists with the legal aspects of the purchase, sale, or lease of a building or commercial property helps ensure that the real estate transaction is done properly and in the best interests of the buyer, seller, or lessor.

Acquisitions, Sales and Exchanges. B2Baltic Community assists members in the negotiation and closing of real estate acquisitions and sales, including the preparation of purchase agreements, conveyancing documents, financing documents, tax-deferred and multiple-party exchange agreements.

Leases. B2Baltic Community has a varied leasing practice in Stockholm, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Berlin, Copenhagen, Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna, Milan. Our lawyers represent both landlords and tenants and have significant experience in leasing transactions, including retail leases, ground leases, office leases, industrial leases and subleases. We are pleased to have hundreds international retailers as well as commercial office building owners as members.

Real Estate Development. Our lawyers assist clients in all types of real estate development, including shopping center, industrial, residential, hotel and developments. We have experience in the creation and operation of residential, commercial and mixed-use condominiums and planned unit developments, luxury development, construction and restructuring.

Financing. We represent clients seeking financing and also actively connected with many regional and international lending institutions. Our lawyers advise clients on current methods and alternatives in real estate financing and assist in the structuring and documentation of real estate mortgages, deeds of trust, contracts of sale and other financing transactions.

Partnership, joint Venture, and Real Estate Investments. We regularly are involved in structuring and documenting LLC limited liability companies, real estate partnerships and joint ventures, and our lawyers advise regarding the structuring of real estate investments.

International Business. In consultation with lawyers in our International Business practice group and foreign counsel, we assist clients with real property issues and projects abroad, including acquisitions, leases, secured transactions and lending, business plans, etc.

Corporate Law, Trade

Methods of Doing Business. Lawyers in our International Business Group counsel clients in selection of business entity and assist in the formation of both domestic and foreign partnerships, joint ventures and corporations.

Mergers and Acquisitions. We represent clients in merging, acquisitions, and similar transactions where one or more of the parties is a foreign entity or local. Further details about mergers and acquisitions (financial point of view)

Finance. We assist clients in arranging and documenting loans and other financing transactions with foreign lenders.

International Contracts and Licenses. Our lawyers are experienced in developing and negotiating contracts for the sale of goods, license agreements, and distribution agreements. In consultation with foreign counsel, we also assist clients in structuring contracts to comply with foreign law.

Tax Considerations. We advise clients regarding special tax rules applicable to international transactions, to noncitizens, and to citizens in foreign countries. Areas of expertise include formation and operation of foreign subsidiaries, foreign investment and investment in the EU, band transfer of property outside the EU. Further details about tax service for B2Baltic member, just contact us.

Regulation of International Business Practices. Lawyers in our International Business Nordic/Baltic Alliance are knowledgeable concerning a wide variety of laws governing international business transactions, including foreign investment reporting requirements, export licensing requirements, and rules governing international protection of intellectual property.

Purchases and Sales of Businesses. Our experience includes representing both sellers and purchasers of privately and publicly held businesses in taxable and nontaxable transactions. Our lawyers advise clients regarding transaction structure and legal terms, assist in negotiating the transaction, prepare documents necessary to effect the transaction and handle closings. B2Baltic provides necessary advice on issues involving tax, antitrust, securities, employment, real estate and other law relevant to a specific transaction.

Financing. Experienced in helping businesses obtain both debt and equity financing for acquisitions and other purposes. Our experience includes bank and other institutional debt financing, work with debt and equity private placement financing, equipment leases, research and development limited partnerships, and public offerings.

Commercial and Contracts. Our partners are able to handle numerous cases involving commercial contracts in a wide range of areas such as the purchase and sale of businesses, utility contracts, contracts for the sale or development of intellectual property, construction contracts, and partnership disputes. We are experienced in litigating all types of cases including contracts for the sale of goods, security interests, loan transactions, banking, procedures and investments.

Technology Licensing and Distribution. Subject matter of these licenses may be a patent, copyright, trade secret, know-how, trademark, or a combination of various forms of intellectual property. Assisting clients with numerous foreign and domestic joint ventures and strategic alliances. Our lawyers have participated in organizing or restructuring major national and international distribution networks, and balancing and managing the many antitrust, technology protection, import/export, and other legal concerns raised by complex distribution arrangements, including agreements type OEM, dealers, distributors, and sales representatives.

Antitrust, Unfair Competition, Litigation. The firm provides lead litigation counsel in numerous antitrust cases, including civil and criminal cases.

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