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M&A processes

In the course of increasing internationalization and the more complex requirements of generational change, the importance of corporate transactions is growing for medium-sized (family) businesses. This may involve strategic acquisitions or (partial) divestments of business units, the restructuring of companies in preparation for corporate succession, or the involvement of external partners or investors. 

In order to be able to recognize and evaluate all options for action in these situations, you need a reliable and experienced partner at your side. Transactions must be analyzed and structured holistically and from the perspective of all parties involved. Independent legal advice is just as important as economic understanding and an eye for practicable and sustainable solutions. We are regularly hired by medium-sized companies and entrepreneurial families as well as by investors, family offices or M&A advisors, so are familiar with the challenges of transaction processes and can draw on a broad network if required.

Our clients appreciate the added value of our advice, which includes in particular interdisciplinary legal and tax advice from a single source as well as solution-oriented, constructive negotiation and assertiveness. Depending on your needs, we either support the entire transaction process or selected work packages such as conducting legal, tax and financial due diligence, developing a transaction structure, drafting and negotiating a company purchase agreement and implementing a transaction. In the event of unavoidable conflicts following transactions, we also take on M&A-related litigation (in particular, enforcement of or defense against claims arising from guarantees, etc.).