Mergers & Acquisitions

Our legal consultation comprises domestic and crossborder transactions. We have extensive expertise in all forms of transactions. The projects are carried out with integrated teams of experienced lawyers and specialists from all practice groups and in co-operation with tax consultants and auditors.

Our scope of activities includes, in particular:

  • Letter of intent: Establishment of pre-contractual understanding between the parties
  • Due diligence: Examination of all legal circumstances in the target company. Analysis and evaluation of corporate legal structure and legal relationships as a starting point for defining the final transaction structure
  • Contract design: Preparation of individual draft contracts ready for negotiation and aimed at goal-oriented and fair conduct of negotiations; and which contain security models, e. g. for payment of the purchase price, liability and warranty provisions
  • Contract negotiations: Focused negotiation in the spirit of working co-operatively, not adversarially
  • Advice on antitrust law: For transactions with antitrust relevance, we take care of all necessary legal and formal requirements, especially merger control in Germany or EU-level
  • Conclusion of contract: The fulfillment of contractually stipulated closing conditions is ensured. We also prepare notarial deeds as well as support and subsequently monitor the process
  • Post-contractual advising: We are available to advise our clients on the implementation of contractual agreements and offer ongoing advice for the acquired company