Global Mergers & Acquisitions Law Services

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) law, a critical element of the corporate legal landscape, addresses the legalities involved when companies merge or one company acquires another.

A merger involves two companies combining to create a new entity. The resulting organisation is often greater than the sum of its parts, benefiting from increased resources, shared knowledge, and broader market reach.

In contrast, an acquisition occurs when a stronger company takes over a weaker one, which subsequently ceases to exist. The acquiring company absorbs the business, including its assets and liabilities, effectively transferring all elements of the acquired company under its control.

M&A law is a comprehensive field incorporating various legal domains such as corporate law, securities law, competition law, tax law, employment law, intellectual property law, and environmental law. It is tasked with addressing complex issues such as conducting due diligence, assessing company valuation, structuring the financing of deals, and ensuring regulatory compliance. It also serves to safeguard shareholder interests throughout the transaction process.

Moreover, M&A law ensures the transaction is executed fairly, transparently, and in accordance with applicable laws. It is an intricate and multi-faceted field requiring a high degree of legal expertise due to the complexity and financial significance of these transactions.

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Due Diligence

This involves a thorough investigation of the target company to evaluate its assets, liabilities, potential risks, and opportunities.

Deal Structure

Determining the best structure for the transaction, such as whether it should be a stock sale, asset sale, or merger.


This covers the various ways to finance the transaction, including cash, stock, debt, or a combination thereof.


Assessing the worth of the target company is a crucial step in any M&A transaction.

Contract Negotiation

This involves the negotiation of terms between the parties, culminating in a definitive agreement that sets out the specifics of the deal.

Regulatory Compliance

Ensuring the deal complies with all relevant laws and regulations, including antitrust, securities, tax, environmental, and foreign investment laws.

Shareholder Approval

In many cases, the shareholders of the companies involved must approve the deal.

Integration Planning

This covers the planning and execution of integrating the two companies after the deal closes.

Post-Merger Integration

This area involves the actual integration of the two companies’ operations, employees, and culture after the deal has been completed.

Dispute Resolution

This covers the mechanisms for resolving any disputes that may arise during or after the transaction.

Cross-border M&A

This involves the specific challenges and complexities of deals involving companies in different countries.

Employment and Labour Issues

This involves assessing and managing the impact of the deal on employees, including potential layoffs, benefits changes, and changes in corporate culture.

Intellectual Property (IP) Issues

This includes assessing the target company’s IP portfolio and considering how the deal might affect the ownership and use of IP rights.


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Operating in over 70 countries provides our valued clients with specialist legal advice and services, wherever they trade or have an establishment.

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