If you are considering selling a business or a division, feel free to engage our Legal Advisory department for advice or legal services. We conduct legal due diligence for both sides of the table of an transaction. Nearly every transaction involves a due diligence exercise, whereby our legal M&A experts can be of service by conducting legal due diligence. After all, it is very important for a purchaser to know how the target entity operates from an organisational point of view and where potential risks lie. Legal due diligence is however not only beneficial for buyers but also for sellers. A legal due diligence enables you to identify the worth of your company, weaknesses and strengths and prepare it for sale. A legal due diligence involves amongst others investigating the contractual and other obligations with customers and suppliers, examining the documents required under corporate law, the property, regulations under employment law, and claims and disputes.
Legal Due Diligence
Legal aspects are an important factor when acquiring a business. Our legal experts conduct thorough legal research into the company’s legal risks and liabilities. The aim is to give the buyer a detailed picture of the company’s legal position and potential risks. We can then advise the buyer, based on the information acquired, to shield, exclude or mitigate certain risks and advise on the substance of warranties or the purchase price and its settlement.
Vendor Due Diligence
Legal Advisory also gives advice to sellers in the preparatory phase of the buying and selling process, making sure that the company is prepared for the sale. You will be given information about your company’s legal risks and liabilities, allowing you to identify and act on legal risks or potential deal breakers in good time. Consequently, you can avoid compromising the takeover you have in mind during the sales process.