South-East Asia pre-litigation case (with documents in English and French)
Our client had agreed with one of its country manager in the South-East Asia region that he could acquire shares in the local holding company and the manager had arranged to transfer the agreed price to said holding company before entering into the share purchase agreement. Then our client decided to terminate the employment of this manager for operational motivations.
How we helped
First we coordinated with client various departments in Hong Kong, France and locally in the jurisdiction of the country manager which all had dealings with the local manager to receive all relevant information and analyse the situation: emails exchanged, draft agreements circulated, meetings, employment agreement, office appointments and reasons for termination. Those documents were partly in French and in English.
Then we agreed with our client a strategy to be implemented with the cooperation of a local correspondent.
Our client terminated the employment of the country manager and initiated his removal from offices held. The termination was disputed but without prejudice negotiations were started almost simultaneously. The settlement agreement dealt with the termination of employment, resignation of offices and refund of the aborted investment.