MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Advice on M&A processes, the purchase and sale of undertakings, mergers, joint ventures, and other forms of participating in an undertaking is by no means a mere question of company law. Instead, support is necessary in an entire range of additional legal areas, including the fields of tax and finance law, cartel law, labour law, general contract and economic law, real estate and environmental law. We offer all this as a one-stop service and will - if requested - also control the overall process of an M&A transaction. Among the focal points here, there is also our advice on the sale and acquisition of (parts of) undertakings in crisis situations or insolvency.

We provide advice especially on the initial phases of negotiations, due diligence in the area of Legal, Tax and Financial, as well as the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of share or asset deals, always on the basis of tax-optimized acquisition models. Following the acquisition of an undertaking, we are available in the process of integrating the new parts of the undertaking and provide advice on structural measures, e.g. mergers or the conclusion of direct control and/or profit transfer agreements and on the details of Corporate Governance. In cases with an international dimension, we can rely on our established and long tried and tested network of partner law firms.

We advise not only strategic investors and sellers, but also holding companies, and in addition also members of management in M&A transactions, whether it be an MBI or an MBO, but also in view of the liability risks in involving the management in an M&A process.

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