Mergers & Acquisitions
The firm advises its clients on all the key areas including due diligence, risk analysis, seeking of approvals and permissions from the relevant authorities, negotiations, drafting and finalization of necessary documents including Joint Venture Agreements, Shareholders and Share Subscription Agreements, Memorandum and Articles of Association, and other ancillary agreements.
In the area of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), distinguished by our experience and focus on both strategic and private equity transactions, specific industries and cross-border transactions. Our forte is our M&A expertise for which we have been at the forefront of the markets’ development and continue to pioneer innovative structures and find creative solutions to issues that arise in M&A transactions. With a global M&A team spanning countries, we are one of the few law firms with the global capacity and experience to provide assistance to clients on worldwide M&A transactions. We are well-versed in the markets in which our clients operate, allowing us to maintain a commercial approach that optimizes efficiency, reduces costs and enhances effective deal execution. Our global presence and critical mass of lawyers in each location ensures local legal advice at standards essential for such transactions, as well as the economies that result from experienced, coordinated transaction management.
We are actively involved in setting up companies and advising on investment structures for a variety of local and foreign investors. Our M&A expertise spans across all industry sectors but most work has been done in the banking, finance, technology, manufacturing, power and energy sectors. We advise clients on transactions in a variety of industries, and have particular experience in handling M&A transactions for companies in regulated industries where the intersection of business and government requires an integrated strategy for handling the many issues that arise in such transactions. Our M&A experience, coupled with deep industry knowledge, enables us to advise on a wide variety of transactions and to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to all our clients.
Commercial and acquisition due diligence forms a large part of our M&A work. We often coordinate cross-border due diligence for our clients and have on numerous occasions conducted due diligence in other countries. Where cross-border investments are concerned, our advice extends to the setting of offshore vehicle and advising on regulatory issues such as exchange control, foreign investment restriction and tax. Our team is supported on transactions throughout the world by lawyers who focus on tax, antitrust, competition, employee benefits, finance, securities, intellectual property, pensions, dispute resolution, regulatory matters, environmental, real estate, and other support areas.