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Structuring of International Transactions & Agency Services

The ENTRA Consulting team offers a clear and proven understanding of commercial, operational and legal issues in order to structure simple, yet sophisticated, transactions that maximize profitability for our clients. We combine our breadth of experience with our strength in multiple disciplines to offer truly effective advice to our clients.

We structure transactions with variations of contractual and economical models in compliance with local laws and complex financial needs. We provide solutions for international, independent and national energy, infrastructure and manufacturing companies (as well as for companies providing energy services) that have operations in multiple jurisdictions. We continue to support industry innovation as our clients push technological and geographical boundaries through some of the world’s largest and most advanced energy projects.

ENTRA Consulting advises on contract management in the energy industry. We are strategically positioned in the industry, which enables us to handle and fully coordinate highly complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional contract management issues. We assist our clients to effectively manage and audit a complete range of contracts – including for services, engineering, procurement, operations and maintenance. Our team offers extensive international coverage across the entire Western Hemisphere, providing a truly comprehensive service to our clients.

We possess local insight on a global scale, providing unparalleled service to owners, executives and board members of private companies. Our full slate of services covers contract management for energy, infrastructure and manufacturing companies.

Contract Management & Administration

Management of Legal Aspects of New Technology

The energy, infrastructure and manufacturing industries are founded upon the pursuit of innovation and technological advancement. Innovative technology plays a key role, especially today, in the wake of fluctuating commodities prices. Our clients continue to make significant investments in new technology, and we effectively advise them on how to legally protect, manage and transfer their technology.

The trading, exchanging and transferring of technology among actors are important instruments for developing assets and also for obtaining access resources in more demanding areas and circumstances. Our experience in technology transfers is based on our solid knowledge of the legal frameworks that encompass a number of multilateral, regional and bilateral agreements, as well as local laws.

Globally, we have a positive track record for managing industry projects related to energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, and power generation. Our highly experienced professionals enable our clients to increase their productivity by providing support with:

• Management and administration (cost engineering)
• Coordination scheduling
• Planning and scheduling
• Quantity surveys
• Document control
• Claims development

Project Management

Structuring of Compliance Programs and Investigations

Compliance programs and investigations have grown in importance with anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering regulations and trade sanctions. We provide advice about developing structuring compliance programs and conducting investigations to meet the standards set by government-imposed laws and regulations. Having an effective compliance program is a smart business decision that helps secure our clients’ profitability.

Latin America is a region of constant legal framework changes, and ENTRA Consulting continually provides updates on these changes to ensure that our clients have a complete understanding of the current operating landscape in order to achieve success for their projects and investments in the region. To stay keenly attuned to the region’s civil law systems and political scenarios, ENTRA Consulting maintains offices in many Latin American countries, along with three offices in the U.S. This enables our team to take full advantage of its significant international knowledge and institutional network resources.

Advising on Latin American Regulatory Frameworks

Energy Transactions and Regulatory Training

With a complete spectrum of solutions, courses and learning tools, ENTRA Consulting is developing competent legal, business development, and finance professionals across the industry’s entire value chain in Latin America. ENTRA Consulting organizes and manages in-house courses that are private, onsite seminars taught wherever, whenever, and however our clients need them. We bring our courses to our clients, thus saving them time and travel expenses.

We have a group of professionals that can assist with international and domestic tax issues in order to optimize corporate structures and benefits from the use of double-taxation treaties worldwide, thus minimizing tax burdens for global or regional economic groups. We can also assist high-net-worth individuals with the implementation of estate planning structures. Our group of experts can provide advice on the following services:

• International tax planning for individuals and corporations
• Structuring of outbound and inbound investments
• Cross-border transactions
• Protection of assets
• Implementation of estate planning structures

Tax Planning

Management of International Disputes

In today’s energy environment, it can be vital for businesses to resolve disputes in ways that are prompt and commercially oriented. We advise our clients on identifying applicable restraints in foreign jurisdictions and on proposing resolutions to energy-related disputes and trans-border arbitrations.

ENTRA Consulting also acts as a liaison between companies and Investor Relations groups to provide communication with respect to matters that pose potentially high reputational risks. In addition, we provide the most reputable international oil and gas expert witness services regarding complicated arbitration matters.

Our talented team, which offers its expertise in multiple jurisdictions, can help with the needs of your company to protect its intellectual property. Globally, we represent clients in the filing of patents and trademarks, providing top-notch personalized services. Our offerings also include assistance in the prosecution process, litigation, renewals, research and complex analysis, including the seizure of counterfeit products. In addition, we help our clients to structure franchising, receive licenses and prepare contracts in order to establish new businesses in the Americas and Europe.

Intellectual Property