Your business


The aggregate experience of United’s people spans many years and many industries. Your story makes immediate sense to us. And we help you make sense of the bigger story.

United sector strengths include

But besides understanding our own business, we also make it our business to understand yours. Your story makes immediate sense to us. And we help you make sense of the bigger story.

Aviation

In a century, aviation has grown from a science fiction fantasy to an everyday reality. Keeping planes flying – profitably – is a business facing numerous challenges, from fleet management to environmental requirements. United offers expert support with:

  • Choosing the correct registration and registry for aircraft
  • Creating and managing ownership structures (special purpose vehicles) for aircraft and choosing the right domicile for SPVs
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and fiscal requirements
  • Financing and escrow services
  • Environmental market services (carbon credit trade/escrow/finance/clearing/custody)

Commodities

The global commodities sector wages an ongoing war against countless uncertainties that affect the availability and prices of its goods – nature-related, geopolitical, financial. United can offer commodities producers and traders expert support with:

  • Reducing or eliminating counterparty risk (letters of credit, escrow)
  • Meeting cash flow requirements
  • Financing
  • Risk management
  • Creating and managing corporate structures for production and trade activities
  • Environmental market services (carbon credit trade/escrow/finance/clearing/custody)

Construction

Construction companies are increasingly active on an international level. They face compliance challenges as they carry out projects in many countries and jurisdictions at the same time. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Reducing or eliminating counterparty risk (escrow)
  • Financing
  • Risk management
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for local projects

Energy

The energy sector faces many challenges relating to supply and demand trends and changing (environmental) policies and legislation as the world gradually moves away from fossil fuels and toward renewables. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for your assets
  • Financing
  • Risk management
  • Environmental market services (carbon credit trade/escrow/finance/clearing/custody)

Food, beverages & consumer goods

For producers and resellers of consumer goods, today’s global market poses many challenges, including supply chain issues, reputational risk and the increasing shift to online sales. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Reducing or eliminating counterparty risk (letters of credit, escrow)
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for your assets
  • Protecting intellectual property (brand)
  • Financing
  • Risk management
  • Environmental market services (carbon credit trade/escrow/finance/clearing/custody)

Insurance

The insurance industry is particularly challenged by risk and regulatory complexity, while life insurance companies are also major investors in financial markets. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with legislation and regulations
  • Creating and managing special purpose vehicles for specific activities
  • Investment fund services
  • Depositary services
  • Risk management

Leisure

The leisure sector covers recreation, entertainment, sports, tourism and gaming. The challenges involved are diverse, for example the rise of online booking, cross-border contracts and complying with legislation in various countries. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for your assets
  • Protecting intellectual property (brand)
  • Financing
  • Risk management

Logistics

The logistics sector is currently being transformed by the shift to online sales, while new challenges like additive manufacturing are on the horizon. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for your assets
  • Vessel registration
  • Reducing or eliminating counterparty risk (letters of credit, escrow)
  • Financing
  • Risk management
  • Environmental market services (carbon credit trade/escrow/finance/clearing/custody)

Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies often have suppliers, customers and production facilities in multiple locations worldwide. Complying with legislation and regulations in multiple jurisdictions is a major challenge, and counterparty risk is a daily reality. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for your assets
  • Reducing or eliminating counterparty risk (letters of credit, escrow)
  • Protecting intellectual property (brand)
  • Financing
  • Risk management
  • Environmental market services (carbon credit trade/escrow/finance/clearing/custody)

Real estate

Investing in and operating real estate involves complex compliance issues, especially on a cross-border level. United has extensive real estate experience in markets around the world. We have a sound knowledge of complex transactions such as large portfolio sales and purchases (both share and asset deals). We can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for real estate
  • Reducing or eliminating counterparty risk (escrow)
  • Investment fund services
  • Depositary services
  • Financing
  • Risk management

Telecommunications

Telecommunications is a sector marked by rapid technological developments, massive hardware investments and fierce competition. United can offer expert support with:

  • Compliance with local legislation and regulations
  • Creating and managing ownership structures for your assets
  • Reducing or eliminating counterparty risk on building projects (escrow)
  • Protecting intellectual property (brand)
  • Financing
  • Risk management