Furtuna & Associates LLC

Furtuna & Associates LLC is a law firm based in Chisinau with particular expertise in commercial law, banking and finance, litigation and arbitration, company law, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, international tax planning, intellectual property, administrative and constitutional law. Our firm is acknowledged as having a very experienced litigation and arbitration team and has been involved in numerous local and international projects of significant magnitude and complication.

The legal process is not easy to understand with detailed requirements and strict deadlines. People involved in a lawsuit need someone trustworthy with a good understanding of the law to assist them. This is where we can help. Our specialists can objectively review your situation, provide you with options and rights, and represent you in a personal and competent manner.

Our mission is to represent each client with professional integrity and respect for the client and the legal system in which we work while achieving our goal.

Our goal is to recover the maximum damages justified by the law and the facts for each of our clients.

Among the services provided by our office there are:

• law drafting and analytical activities;
• legal due diligence and consulting;
• representation of clients’ interests;
• drafting transaction schemes;
• multi-jurisdictional transactions support in the sphere of competition law;
• securities trading;
• legal support of investment activities;
• tax planning;
• registration of rights in the spheres of real estate, construction, and land law;
• pre-trial settlement;
• protection from unfair competition;
• protection of industrial property rights, including protection of industrial property rights in customs bodies; registration of trademarks, inventions, support of agreements involving exercising of industrial property rights;
• licensing and certification;
• representation before national, international and arbitration courts;
• foreign economic activities support;
• services involving real estate mortgage, construction; drafting optimization schemes in commercial activities involving securities and more.

We offer free consultations for all potential clients at +373 60783677, so please feel free to call and discuss your situation.

Christopher Doyle

Chris is an Investment Banker with over 25 years international work experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Over his career he has held senior executive and line management positions in leading US, Canadian and International Banks and institutional fund management companies including Bankers Trust Company, Royal Bank of Canada and Advent International. Chris has also founded several businesses and remains an active shareholder in these as well acting as a management consultant to several international IT businesses. 

In 1999 Chris raised institutional equity based funding and led as founder, the Management Buy Out of Adtcom Network Computing AG, a pan European value added distributor of server based computing and software products. Over a period of four years he raised over Euro 30 Million in equity and debt based funding from institutional investors and banks to finance the business and growth of the group both organically and through multiple acquisitions. The Adtcom Group operated on a pan-European basis employing over 100 staff in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, France, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and at the time of its recent UK merger had revenues of over Euro 65 Million creating the largest pan European value added distributor of server based computing products in Europe. As Managing Director, Chris has first hand experience of establishing, operating and managing a business across multiple European locations and especially of running group functions from a Swiss operating base. Chris holds a Swiss “C” permit and resides in Zug, Switzerland.

CO-Handelszentrum GmbH:

Although our core business is Swiss Company Formation and Administration our business approach is more holistic than you might find with a conventional Fiduciary. Due to the varied commercial, financial and legal backgrounds of our executives and staff we take a lot of time to understand your business and it’s objectives, and are able to shape solutions specifically around client requirements. This could range from a  technical tax based solution, process optimisation, IT solution, or development of a specific commercial strategy, right down to actually running certain company functions as “virtual employees”.

From our point of view the starting point of any of our client relationships is in gaining a deep understanding and insight into our client’s business and core issues and priorities. This, combined with a relationship based on respect, trust and integrity, enables us to proactively and creatively identify opportunities for our clients to increase revenue, reduce costs, and/or improve  margins and operating efficiencies.

Our business is based on delivering measurable financial value to our clients. We have a creative approach and work proactively to identify opportunities and solutions to save our clients time and money. This maintains our focus on key commercial aspects of our client’s business and enables our clients to actually measure the bottom line result of our work. We feel this is imperative in being able to build and sustain long-term client relationships.

We are hands on, flexible and pragmatic – all our executives have real life experience of building and managing a variety of international businesses, and are thus aware of what works in the “real world”. We are also fully prepared and capable of doing what it takes to get things done.  Please Contact us today to see how we might be able help you.

Arnold C. Hoegen Dijkhof, LL.M.

Cost-effective and reliable Company & Management Services through Arcanum Management & Company Services BV, Amsterdam, our Dutch central bank licensed trust company.

– Formation of Dutch entities (BV’s, NV’s, Foundations, Stak Foundations, Co-ops, etc.)
– Formation of FGR’s, Dutch fund for joint account (private label funds)
– Domiciling, management and administration
– Bank introductions
– VAT and corporate tax returns
– Trade register depositions
– Board and shareholder resolutions
– Trademark registrations Benelux, Germany, U.K., EU
– Vat number applications
– Trade register extracts
– Residence declarations
– Legalisations
– Apostilles
– Ensuring good legal standing

Christophe Gammal

Christophe Gammal graduated from the European School in Luxembourg in 1987.

From 1991 to 1996, he pursued business administration studies (Diplom Kaufmann) at the University of Regensburg, Germany, with specialisation in investment, banking and finance as well as operation research. In 1998, he studied commercial law in Luxembourg and has subsequently followed various courses in taxes; management (including MIT); human resources and private equity.

He joined HALSEY in 1997 and has served as a member of the Executive Committee and holder of a CSSF license since 2000 and as a director since 2006, at which point he became a partner. Before he joined HALSEY, he served in various positions with FLG Metallurgie GmbH (VIAG Group) in Düsseldorf, Germany, Murex Rainham Ltd, Rainham (UK) and with Hypobank International S.A. in Luxembourg in the internal audit and deposit department.

Practice:

As a provider of solutions and customised professional services for companies, we put all the advantages of the regulatory framework of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its international financial centre to good use for you.

Established for more than 20 years, approved by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, we are independent and wholly own by our management. We offer a personalised and objective approach to your specific needs.

We offer our clients an extensive range of high quality services in connection with Luxembourg financial companies both at the time of incorporation and throughout the life of the company.

• Company formation services
• Coordination with the notary, preparation of articles of association and, if required, representation of founding shareholders at incorporation
• Assistance in opening bank accounts (in line with the stringent Luxembourg KYC rules)
• Establishment of shareholders’ register
• Assistance in finding offices and recruiting staff
• Administrative and accounting services
• Provision of a registered office for the company
• Handling the day-to-day operations of the company and follow-up of third party relationships
• Maintenance of books and records and provision of a general ledger and trial balance
• Preparation of periodical reports
• Preparation of the annual accounts including balance sheet, profit & loss account and notes in accordance with Luxembourg rules and regulations
• Corporate secretarial services
• Keeping and up-dating the company’s files
• Organisation and documentation of board meetings and shareholders’ meetings
• Undertaking of legal publications
• Financial services
• Central administration services, including maintenance of books and records, preparation of the financial statements, administrative follow-up and assistance (for Luxembourg SICARs and SIFs)
• Registrar and transfer agency services, including maintenance of the unit or share register, processing of investor subscriptions and KYC due diligence
• Ongoing monitoring and compliance support for regulated structures (for Luxembourg SICARs and SIFs), design and drafting of internal procedures
• Tax Compliance services
• Preparation of corporate tax returns
• Preparation of VAT returns and maintenance of VAT records
• Coordination of external tax advisors
• Management of companies
• Provision of one or more directors, managers and legal signatories
• Other services
• Assistance in recruiting and management of staff
• Supply with state-of-the-art offices ready for immediate occupation