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Mergers & Acquisitions

We regularly act in relation to significant M&A activity in our jurisdictions, whether as lead counsel for strictly local matters or as part of an international team for multi-jurisdictional transactions.

In addition to the negotiation of transaction documents, we assist clients with disclosure and due diligence exercises as well as obtain competition authority clearances. Our focus is a practical one; looking to allow clients the certainty to conclude a deal in the knowledge that their risk has been identified and mitigated appropriately.

Mergers & Acquisitions services
Acquisition Finance
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Advising on acquisition finance is a key part of our services when acting on M&A transactions. We work with our corporate teams to provide solutions which may include conventional loans, leveraging the target, accessing capital markets, or typically, a combination. We act for lenders, corporates and corporate advisors.

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Competition Law
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It is important for businesses to understand what constitutes a dominant market position in order to avoid unnecessarily or unknowingly becoming involved in anti-competitive practices, especially during mergers and acquisitions. Penalties can be significant and, potentially, directors may be disqualified or worse. In addition to regularly gaining merger approvals, our commercial team also advise a number of major businesses on the practical effect of the competition regimes on their businesses.

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Corporate Acquisitions and Takeovers
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Our team has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of corporate acquisitions providing seamless support from agreeing heads of terms all the way through to completion.

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Due-Diligence
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Our experienced team will handle the due diligence process, from initial requests for information and documentation, transitioning to the review phase, making further requisitions as necessary and producing a comprehensive due diligence report setting out key issues and areas for risk mitigation.

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Mergers, Amalgamations and Schemes of Arrangement
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We provide expert legal support on both local and cross border amalgamations of regulated and unregulated companies and work closely with our dispute resolution team on local schemes of arrangement.

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Mergers & Acquisitions NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
Insight 28 Feb 2020

eHi Car Services Limited

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Insight 14 Feb 2020

Shanda: Minority discounts

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Insight 07 Jan 2021

Similar but not the same

Economic substance legislation has been introduced in each of our offshore jurisdictions, requiring all businesses with entities in those jurisdictions to carefully consider...

Deal 06 Jan 2021

Chu v Lau

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the Privy Council) has recently had to consider when a company can and should be wound up on a just and equitable basis. In Chu...

News 05 Jan 2021

New BVI Managing Partner

Collas Crill has appointed Ellie Crespi as Local Managing Partner and Head of Corporate, Finance and Funds in the British Virgin Islands. She will join the firm in the...

News 04 Jan 2021

Collas Crill expands to family law

Collas Crill has extended its family law services in the Channel Islands as part of its private client offering with the appointment of new Guernsey-based partners Adrian...

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