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Corporate and M&A

The firm has been active in mergers and acquisitions since its creation twenty years ago. The mergers and acquisitions team advises corporations with respect to mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. It also advises individuals and entrepreneurs on the sale of their companies as well as management and ownership successions.

We are able to provide a full-fledged team of legal experts for all stages of an acquisition and all aspects of due diligence, including taxes, employment, intellectual property and contracts. Our team drafts merger agreements, stock purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements on a regular basis and assists its clients in the negotiation of the related representations and warranties, disclosure schedules and side agreements, including financing documents relating to acquisitions.

The mergers and acquisitions team consists of more than 15 lawyers and frequently advise clients in relation to the acquisition or disposal of assets internationally working together with firms in other jurisdictions where necessary.

The mergers and acquisitions team has been involved in a number of significant acquisitions within the last few years. For example, the team represented the British acquirer of a major outplacement and recruitment group, the sellers of a major pharmaceutical company in Western Switzerland to a German pharmaceutical group, a major European financial group as acquirer of a significant local bank, and a ski resort in its reorganization and refinancing with a major sport industry group.