Law Firm Services

SGA is one of the leading law firm alliances worldwide. Its law firm members are amongst the most experienced and professional in their respective jurisdictions. They fully cover all the main areas required of the legal profession for their demanding international clientele, for corporate or private clients alike. Furthermore, SGA's law firms combine in-depth knowledge with an efficient, solution-oriented approach.

From preliminary legal advise to litigation, from civil law to case law, our affiliated law firms are well established, preeminent and independent. They understand their clients, needs and add substantial value to their complex and global businesses through knowledge and proactivity. A worldwide outreach backed by local knowledge and influence ensures that demanding multijurisdictional transactions are handled efficiently for the benefit of all their clients.

With the globalisation of markets, domestic companies investing abroad are becoming increasingly important, as are foreign companies investing in a country. Tax advice across borders deals with tax planning at home and abroad. It also aims to optimise tax at group level by using a business and tax-oriented group structure. The involvement of holdings, management, finance and special service companies is particularly relevant in this area.
In response to the complex requirements of domestic and international transactions and the considerable areas of law involved, our SGA member law firms amalgamate the knowledge, experience, and skills of the various disciplines necessary to successfully conclude transactions for their demanding corporate clientele. SGA member law firms are generally full service corporate law firms, which means that they aim to offer a comprehensive range of services to their clients rather than focusing on just one specific area of law. A strong local presence plus the advantage of efficient global resources enable corporate clients to enjoy swift and successful solutions.
SGA member law firms servicing private clients are knowledgeable in providing high net worth individuals with professional advice on all aspects of family law, inheritance law, taxation, wealth planning and succession related matters. Clients are assisted globally through the comprehensive knowledge in international civil law, international estate planning, wealth management and dispute resolution offered. Regardless of whether the client is in a civil law or case law jurisdiction, due to the unique multidisciplinary approach of SGA and the broad coverage of member law firms all over the world, complex problems are able to be solved
As international business is by definition global, clients need to have access to experienced litigators all over the world. SGA member law firms are proven professionals in national and international court cases and many of their litigators are recognized as leaders in their specific field. Legal disputes are common and are usually unpleasant and expensive. The required solution can often be arrived at more effectively via the option of arbitration or mediation. Our member law firms are leaders in both. They assess their clients' prospects with draft solutions in preparation aimed directly at an alternative dispute resolution, but also, if found necessary, will represent their clients in the respective court or supreme courts.
Administrative Law is rapidly growing as a consequence of the increase in governmental functions. Markets and other complex forms of non-governmental administration generate enormous benefits, but also produce inefficiencies and failures, abuses of economic power and position, environmental degradation, safety hazards, economic insecurity, dependency, and other systemic ills. In response to the inadequacies of private and criminal law, legislatures have adopted extensive programs to prevent these ills.