Mergers & acquisitions


From initial non-disclosure agreements to post-closing restructuring and reorganisation – the field of work of our specialised transaction lawyers covers the full spectrum of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity transactions. Our consulting teams advise national and international clients on inbound and outbound transactions around the globe. We have interdisciplinary teams working alongside auditors, tax and management consultants - whichever combination suits our client's requirements.

Our longstanding expertise comes from advising on hundreds of transactions of every size. Our economic understanding and entrepreneurial, goal-oriented approach is valued by organisations of all sizes: we work with large multinational organisations, medium-sized entities, financial investors and publicly listed companies, as well as start-ups.

We have an interdisciplinary approach that provides legal security and optimised tax structures while simultaneously advising on accounting and financial issues that arise. All findings and results are assembled by our transaction lawyers, introduced into deal negotiations and transformed into sound contract language. Working with specialists from different disciplines on a day-to-day basis, we are accustomed to co-ordinating not only our own interdisciplinary services, but with external experts' such as notaries, environmental experts and patent attorneys.

Once a deal is completed we provide customised legal and tax consultancy services for you and the target organisation, exploiting the knowledge acquired during the transaction process and thereby ensuring a smooth transition.
Our transaction consultancy services focus on:

  • Term sheets/Letter of intent (LOI) and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Legal due diligence
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Acquisition financing
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions, including management buyouts (MBO), management buy-ins (MBI) and leveraged buyouts (LBO)
  • Management participation
  • Formation of joint ventures including the preparation and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements
  • Carve-out measures
  • Distressed M&A
  • External corporate succession by sale
  • Legal post-closing integration

Bernhard Rehbein

Marc Mercader