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Mergers & Aquisitions

Taxes play a critical role in mergers and acquisitions. In all phases of the process – from defining the acquisition strategy and structure, to conducting due diligence and drafting and implementing contracts – tax risks and opportunities must be identified. M&A transactions often present an opportunity to assess and optimise the participating companies’ legal structures from a fiscal standpoint.

We provide support and counsel in the following areas, among others:

  • tax due diligence for buyers and sellers
  • structuring national and international mergers and take-overs
  • restructuring in advance of transactions
  • financing of acquisitions and companies
  • tax optimised integration of acquired companies
  • tax-optimised exit strategies (e.g. IPO, MBO, selling off companies)