National and Cross-Border Mergers
Successful mergers are based upon a deep understanding of industry dynamics, the nature of the merging entities and well thought-out integration plans. In today’s globalized world, many deals occur cross-border and call for multijurisdictional coordination. A clear understanding of specific legislative requirements and commercial issues in the respective countries is required. Deloitte Société d'Avocats lawyers assist companies with:
- Designing suitable structures for the transaction
- Managing the regulatory aspects of cross-border mergers
- Identification of legal issues arising as a result of a merger
- Review of contracts that could be affected by the merger
- Drafting of documentation for the formalization and execution of the transaction
Deloitte Société d'Avocats lawyers work with other Deloitte Legal and Deloitte Tax professionals to address and navigate complexities that naturally arise from transactions. Deloitte specialists can also provide consulting, accounting, and financial advisory services in multiple jurisdictions. Deloitte can assist with national and cross-border mergers in a variety of industries.
Acquisitions, divestitures and joint-ventures
In today's global business environment, expansion strategies, alliances and divestitures often give rise to a wide range of legal, tax, regulatory, and other issues which may impact the overall success or failure of a transaction. Deloitte Société d'Avocats lawyers advise businesses throughout every stage of a transaction, from negotiation through to execution, for share and/or assets deals. We provide advice on suitable structures as well as:
- Assist with legal review of the target,
- Draft ancillary documents and relevant agreements, whether buy-side or sell-side, including letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, share purchase agreements, representations and warranties, shareholders’ agreements or business transition agreements
- Follow-up of post-acquisition litigations
We also advise on financing documentation and security packages, whether such financing is provided by banks or private equity funds.
Deloitte Société d'Avocats has extensive experience in cross-border deals in a variety of industries. Deloitte Société d'Avocats lawyers work closely with their Deloitte colleagues around the world who have strong foundations in the business community which they serve. This is a valuable asset if and when cross border complexities arise.
Legal purchaser and vendor due diligence
Appropriate assessment of the risks associated with a target company or a projected transaction can be the difference between the success and failure of the deal. Deloitte Société d'Avocats lawyers assist businesses with legal purchase and vendor due diligence including review of any required aspects of the target company (including contract and litigation due diligence), identifying contingencies and risks that may arise as a result of the sale or purchase of an entity, highlighting legal considerations and drafting of the relevant diligence reports. Deloitte Société d'Avocats lawyers also help companies with the tactical aspects of the transaction such as the negotiation strategies and drafting and execution of the required documents (including representations and warranties).
Companies benefit from Deloitte Société d'Avocats' deep experience with corporate tax and M&A, and our understanding of local and global markets. Deloitte specialists can also provide consulting, accounting, and financial advisory services in multiple jurisdictions. Deloitte's international presence and cross-border capabilities set it apart traditional law firms.
Post-merger & acquisition integration activities and legal entity reduction
Finding the right merger candidate and negotiating a deal are only the first steps in the path to deriving value from a transaction. Once a deal closes, it is essential to effectively integrate the businesses and structures of the entities in order to realize the intended benefits of the transaction. Deloitte Société d'Avocats lawyers help companies rationalize and simplify corporate structures and internal proceedings for the integrated group. We have a solid understanding of and experience in a wide variety of industries and sectors. Our lawyers work closely with other Deloitte legal and tax professionals to help ensure businesses consider multiple perspectives and business impacts prior to making strategic decisions. Deloitte specialists can also provide consulting, accounting, and financial advisory services in multiple jurisdictions.