Corporate Law – Mergers & Acquisitions

We provide advice to companies from the moment they are formed until their dissolution. We deal with their current and daily problems, as well as with their restructuring, diversification of their activities and their internal and external growth, etc.

We have highly experienced teams capable of understanding all our clients’ legal needs.

We assist our clients during all phases, including anticipating and advising on future developments, structuring transactions (legal and tax aspects in cooperation with the firm's competent teams), negotiating preliminary agreements, drafting all contractual documents, negotiating alongside our clients and being actively involved with them until the transaction is completed and beyond (post-closing follow-up).

Our pragmatic approach strongly focuses on providing practical solutions and is significant in supporting our clients in their decision-making. Acting as true partners to our clients, we are able to handle a broad range of legal issues and provide comprehensive solutions though our cross-disciplinary approach and close collaboration with lawyers in the firm's other practice areas. We are also regularly involved in international cases and complex cross-border transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sales or acquisitions of companies in any given context including international one (external growth, private equity, etc.) or in any form (sale, partial contribution of assets, transfer of assets, joint ventures, mergers, etc.),
  • Legal and tax structuring of transactions, defining negotiation strategies,
  • Drafting of pre-contractual documents: letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, MOUs,
  • Acquisition legal audits, vendor due diligence, organization and monitoring of data rooms and setting up open bids,
  • Drafting and negotiating transfer agreements, shareholders’ agreements, asset and liability guarantee agreements, share transfer agreements, etc.
Listed and Unlisted Companies
  • Company incorporation and legal housekeeping
  • Capital transactions including any type of issuance of negotiable securities
  • Restructuring transactions, spin-offs, contributions and transformations
  • Management packages
  • Intra-group agreements (management fees, shareholders’ current accounts, etc.)
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Advice in conflictual situations involving corporate law issues
The following transactions are particularly representative of the work we carry out for our clients:
  • Ongoing assistance to a digital performance marketing agency in the acquisition or establishment of subsidiaries in France and abroad;
  • Ongoing assistance to an industrial group specialized in the maintenance of gas and oil sites in connection with the acquisition of subsidiaries in France and abroad;
  • Assistance to the majority shareholders in the context of a capital transfer transaction of a leading French group of tour operators in Asia in the form of a LBO of the company’s management to a new entity financed by investors and banks;
  • Assistance to the shareholders and the management of a company specialized in supplying high-end equipment to physiotherapists in the context of a transaction that included:
    • the merger with another group to complete the range of services and products,
    • the formation of a new holding company integrating external financing from investors and a banking pool.
  • Assistance to the partners selling a BtoB online marketing company while reinvesting in the buying company ruled by English law.