Mergers, demergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic business alliances require not only a financial and tax approach, but also a legal advisory approach to go with it. Sound, precise and pertinent legal advice, an experience- and knowledge-based risk assessment and a cost efficient but still individualized approach is required prior to, during and following the envisaged transaction.
How KPMG can help
KPMG Legal Advisers assistance ranges from the first contacts between the negotiating parties to the post closing-legal formalities and structuring.
- We assist, amongst others, in drafting letters of intent, term sheets and non-disclosure agreements
- We assist in performing thorough but timely due diligences, resulting in a clear due diligence report which really identifies and quantifies issues, enabling the client to assess and evaluate the issues raised
- We assist the client in the deal and contract negotiations
- We draft share purchase agreements, together with, when relevant, management agreements as well as shareholder agreements
- We give support to our clients when they are thinking through new management structures and we assist them with putting them in place. We render advice on further post deal (re)structuring
Moreover, we assist in initial public offerings (IPO), takeover bids, squeeze-outs, management buy-ins and buy-outs. We advise our clients on transparence regulations, abuse of markets issues, periodic or occasional information duties and employees profit sharing schemes.
We advise on setting up and implementing mergers, demergers, contributions and transfers of branches of industry or universality as well as on the structuring and implementation of joint venture schemes.
Within the KPMG network, our multidisciplinary international and local approach, of which legal advisory services are one component, makes the difference. Our experienced professionals tackle issues of corporate law, contract law, employment law, intellectual property law and environmental law as well as regulatory, anti-trust and governance issues.
Not only do we act in complex transactions but also in connection with more common deals, where our experience is a major advantage.