Each of Business Advisory’s specialized business services is individually designed to suit the unique needs of our client. The aim of these services is to provide each client the best possible business support, which means providing a unique blend of practical business and commercial advice coupled with legal recommendations and likely ramifications. The principals of Business Advisory have experience in acquiring and operating their own businesses. This has ensured an understanding that there needs to be a rational balance between airtight legal documents (which may never be accepted resulting in the death of the deal), and protecting the client’s interests. Among the services we offer are:

    • Hotel Transactions – introduction to suitable management companies (including international management chains), negotiation and drafting of operating and all related management and technical agreements, acquisition and rebranding of hotels, hotel asset management, and advice on separating from existing untenable relationships.
    • Franchise Transactions – utilizing a wealth of experience in the area of franchising and licensing, we are able to assist clients in identifying brands, and negotiating and drafting the resulting franchise and license agreements with established brands. In addition, we are able to assist (i) clients in reviewing existing relationships and advising on the reasonableness of the terms and conditions; and (ii) create agreements for new brands being created and franchised.
    • Mergers and Acquisitions – Merger and acquisition advice assist clients to value a target company, control the due diligence, negotiate and draft resulting documentation.

Business Advisory believes that the best legal solutions derive from a sound understanding of the client’s commercial objectives. By providing legal consulting in conjunction with related business services, we are able to address client problems both practically and synergistically. Our solutions combine the commercial and financial aspect of legal issues with practical business knowledge, and a realistic understanding of the uncertainly, time, and expense of litigation and arbitration in the Region. Too often litigation is proposed and pursued instead of resolution or alternative options. Our goal is to propose an economical and prudent solution to minimize the cost and risk to our clients.

Our expertise includes:

    • Corporate and Investment Law – advice, negotiations and documentation with respect to investment structure, joint venture and shareholders agreements, private placements, company formation, technical assistance agreements, and trademarks and technology license agreements.
    • Commercial Law – general commercial advice, negotiation and drafting of letters of intent, term sheets, default notices, contracts and structuring of trade transactions.
    • Securities Law – advice on public offerings, and private placements, preparation and negotiation of prospectuses and underwriting agreements and information memoranda.
    • Banking Matters – preparation of loan documentation and related security documentation.
    • Mergers and Acquisitions – structuring, negotiation and documentation of corporate acquisitions, mergers, asset purchases and leveraged buyouts.

Our experience in working with law firms in other jurisdictions also enables us, where circumstances warrant, to liaise with outside counsel on specialized matters, such as litigation and cross-border transactions.

Business Advisory views our financial advisory services as stepping stones aimed at creating sustainable profitability for our clients. Our services are structured to fulfill the needs of each business whether during start-up operations, expansionary moves, or restructuring. For this reason, many of our clients prefer to work on a long-term retainer relationship basis as their business requirements mature and change. Under these retainer arrangements, Business Advisory effectively and efficiently provides in house legal, business, and financial services to meet the tailored requirements of our clients, including:

    • Asset/Liability Management Advice – debt structuring, capital planning, funds sourcing, maximizing banking relationships and uses of assets.
    • Contract Advice – contract structure and negotiations. Preparation of loan agreements and related security documentation, formation of joint venture finance, negotiation and preparation of prospectuses and underwriting agreements; advice on corporate and commercial financial law
    • Financial Advice – optimum financial structure for corporate financial planning, investment planning, project reviews, budgeting and control systems.
    • General Business Advice – strategic planning, and merger and/or divestment strategies
    • Investment Analysis – analyses of new business opportunities and structuring new investments and businesses.

Business Advisory’s long-term experience in the region enables us to provide our clients a wealth of understanding and knowledge about the local and regional business environment. Catering to both multinational and regional clients, our business development services furnish clients with strategic solutions necessary to succeed in very competitive markets.   These services include:

    • Assistance in interpreting local regulations and methods of doing business.
    • Business negotiations and strategic planning.
    • Financial control and local investment monitoring.
    • Partner Searches.
    • Project Analysis.
    • Structuring of joint ventures, technical assistance agreements, distributorship and other forms of joint cooperation and investments.

Business Advisory has organized several of the region’s largest corporate restructuring, and have assisted in the planning, negotiation and implementation of plans to restructure over US$ 2 Billion. We have also helped a number of leading regional groups realize expansionary market objectives. Banks and financial institutions, domestic borrowers and companies seeking private placements or working towards a public offering can take advantage of the following services:

    • Debt Restructuring
    • Expense rationalization
    • Preparation for Initial Public Offerings
    • Private placement of equity

The increasing globalization of today’s markets has meant a higher profile for Southeast Asia. The emerging equity markets in this region provide a myriad of options for public offerings and private placements. In addition to companies wishing to grow with the market, there are also companies where rapid rates of growth or downturns in the global economies have forced many owners and borrowers to reorganize to overcome financial difficulties.


We work together to provide our clients the highest quality advice and services possible.