We offer legal
advice to our clients and accompany them in all stages, from visioning to
performing their business; we provide in-depth analysis and assessment of the
advantages, disadvantages, risks, and costs associated thereto. The service is
materialized through the preparation of legal opinions and contracts,
assistance in negotiations. and arrangement of due diligences.
1. Preparation of
revision, and preparation of contracts.
4. Corporate Due
6. Response to
7. Processing of
The creation of successful businesses
requires professional assistance to effectively plan and implement strategies
that meet the needs and expectations of shareholders. Thus, we advice our
clients in how to incorporate of all kinds of companies and open of branch
offices of foreign companies; prepare minutes of board of directors and
shareholder meetings; develop partial and comprehensive statutory reforms;
represent companies before administrative and judicial authorities; and,
structure capitalization mechanisms and shareholder agreements. We also give
support in corporate governance and liability of shareholders and managers.
1. Support companies in meetings.
2. Preparation of Board of Director and
Shareholders Meeting minutes.
3. Design/Structuring of statutory reforms
for corporate transformations, mergers and adquisitions, and spin-offs.
4. Incorporation of commercial companies
and nonprofit organizations.
It is much more cost-effective/profitable
to resort to a labor preventive advice than to deal with the costs associated
to labor lawsuits. One of the largest losses, legally and financially speaking,
is due to claims filed by workers. This happens, mainly, due to the lack of
knowledge of labor law and inadequate "cost saving" policies. AMBER
performs labor audits and opinions, employment agreements, attends to meetings
or committees, supports the human resources departments, and outlines
1. General advice on compliance of
employment obligations (written and oral opinions and permanent support).
2. Conciliations, termination of
agreements, disclaimers, liquidations, employer substitutions.
3. Labor Due Diligence.
4. Labor and social security audits.
5. Internal audits in HSEQ at work (Decree
1072 of 2015).
6. Remuneration Schemes (salary and
7. Participation in collective bargainings
and lists of demands.
8. Proceedings before the UGPP [this
accronym stands for Parafiscal and Pension Management Unit]
9. Advice on migration issues.
The tax consulting service allows clients
to avoid risks related to cost overruns, penalties, and criminal consequences.
Our tax lawyers advise on how to prevent fiscal risks, reduce errors in the
fulfillment of tax obligations, and distribute resources efficiently. This, by
structuring the pertinent legal figures that allow greater fiscal efficiency,
tax planning, and the explanation and update of tax law (DIAN [Colombian tax
authority] laws, regulations, jurisprudence, and opinions).
1. Preparation of opinions.
2. Tax planning.
3. Structuring of legal figures to maximize
4. Attendance to meetings to give support
in tax planning matters.
Accounting outsourcing service
Accounting is the tool used to be aware of
the real financial situation of companies. Its proper analysis leads to
successful decisions. Not keeping the accounting means a lack of knowledge of
the actual situation of companies and their future, as well as a set of several
The need for outsourcing services is due to
the companies' accounting flaws and their inability to have an internal and
permanent public accountant. Our accounting department supports the essential
accounting requirements of companies; namely, the preparation of tax returns,
fulfillment of tax obligations, and the preparation of financial statements
through the provision of documents and information containing the supporting
transactions and daily turnover.
1. Preparation of financial statements in
accordance with the information supplied.
2. Verification and consolidation of
3. Control and verification of the
accounting vouchers with regard to the respective transaction documents.
4. Keep a general ledger and financial
records of all the different transactions.
5. Preparation of bank reconciliations.
6. Control and update of fixed assets, and calculation
of their respective depreciation. 7. Preparation of regular reports on the
accounting and fiscal performance.
8. Undersigning of all tax returns and
documents that require the certification of a public accountant.
9. Programming of regular follow-up
meetings with the appointed staff and directors to submit periodical reports.
10. In general, all the pertinent
Some companies are required by law, or
their statutes, to have fiscal auditing. The purpose of a Fiscal Auditor should
not be to comply only with a legal duty, but to generate security among
partners and shareholders of a company, while verifying that all transactions
of the company comply with current regulations. AMBER has an expert team of professionals
in public accounting that monitor and surveil your company in said matters,
according to that provided by the current accepted auditing practices in
Who are required? Public companies, branch
offices of foreign companies, commercial companies of any kind, whose gross
assets as of December 31st of the last year were or exceeded the equivalent of
five thousand minimum legal wages and/or whose gross income during the previous
year was or exceeded the equivalent of three thousand minimum legal wages.
Likewise, those required by their by-laws.
The purpose of an audit is to give a
diagnosis that produces an objective report on the financial situation of a
company; it should not give subjective assessments, but observations that at
the unaware reading of a third party will lead to a definite conclusion about
the management of the company. Audits are intended to diagnose information for
anyone who needs them: managers, boards of Directors, investors, credit
institutions, and any other financial operator involved in the company.
Our auditors ensure complete objectivity
and guarantee their advice in the identification of risks and improvement
opportunities to the company internal controls. We provide full safety in the
handling of information for sound decision-making and compliance with the
company goals. Administrative audit Financial audit Internal and external
Other services include:
1. Operations codification and
2. Conversion of financial statements to meet
3. Calculation and management of payroll
with their respective implementation process.
4. Preparation and presentation of reports
to control authorities such as Superintendence of Companies, public tax
administrations, and DIAN (acronym that stands for National Directorate of Tax
5. Tax reimbursement and/or compensation
6. Consolidation of financial statements.