Our M&A work includes, acquisitions, divestitures, sales of companies and of holdings in companies, transfers of businesses or branches of business and corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. We have represented and assisted start-ups, as well as established multi-national corporations in such various transactions.
Our activities in this field range from the preliminary activities to the completion of the transaction and include undertaking due diligence, the preparation and negotiation of all the main documentation and agreements, together with the usual ancillary agreements, such as loan agreements, guarantees, supply and service agreements etc.
Given the complexity of many M&A transactions, the firm’s knowledge of relevant tax issues and its capabilities in its other practice areas, such as E.U. and Competition law, Company and Commercial law, Intellectual Property and Information Technology and Banking and Finance provide the firm with the ability to handle all aspects of M&A transactions.
We have recently assisted the setup of Joint Ventures in China, India and Brazil; in addition, the firm has a long standing experience in acquisition and takeovers of company, also by multinational corporations.
Further, the firm works closely with specialised employment lawyers and, together with these lawyers, is able to offer clients advice and assistance in relation to employment law matters, in particular, during the course of transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and restructuring of businesses, in addition to the preparation of employment contracts and the resolution of disputes between employers and employees.