MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is the area of corporate finances, management and strategy dealing with purchasing and/or joining with other companies. In a merger, two organizations join forces to become a new business. In an acquisition, on the other hand, one business buys a second (usually smaller) company which may be absorbed into the parent company or run as a branch or subsidiary.

Companies need to have a clear, well-defined strategy for their specific business vertical. As part of this process, the business leader (typically the CEO or VP) needs to consider all possible alternatives: Build in-house, License, Partner, Co-invest, Acquire, etc., and come to the conclusion that a specific acquisition is the best way to go. Unfortunately, more than half of all mergers & acquisitions fail. But every situation and every company is different. That is why starting and successfully running a company requires experience and knowledge of local set of laws and rules.

Legal consultants of our Businesses & Transactions sector have a hands-on experience across the UAE and highly confident to assist any kind of mergers or acquisition issues. We provide assistance on drafting or inspecting of contracts for the sale of portions of the business.

Our successfully assisted projects include cross-border transactions, acquisitions or disposals of businesses and companies based in the Arabian Gulf Region, mergers, consolidations and joint ventures.
We can offer a complete package of all possible consultancy services related to law including litigation, employment, property, IP, insurance, IT and banking practices and cross border transactions.

 

The range of our services of corporate structuring and restructuring expertise include:

  • Identification of the business objectives and further legal issues of the deal
  • Assessment of regulatory obstacles and gaining regulatory approvals
  • Licensing
  • Legal due diligence and determination
  • Drafting and inspecting of all related structural contracts and agreements
  • Guidance on all parts of corporate permissions
  • Closing procedures