Are you planning on buying, selling or merging a company? We as Legal Advisory offer assistance and advice for takeovers, mergers, divisions, pre-exits and exits, participations, employee shareholdings, restructuring, management buyouts and buy ins, and joint ventures, and so on. We also carry out legal due diligence investigations on companies for the purpose of mergers or acquisitions.
An experienced team at your side
Our M&A legal experts have many years of experience in the buying and selling process and other kinds of participations. Based on this experience, we can identify the risks of a transaction early on and know how to identify potential deal breakers in time. We offer appropriate and practical solutions. Moreover, our legal M&A experts take on tough negotiations if this is necessary. Throughout the acquisition process, we keep our eyes on the details, while at the same time not losing sight of the big picture, so that we can reach consensus and ensure that agreements are properly recorded.
From complexity to simplicity
Legal aspects are an important factor when acquiring a business. We support our clients throughout the entire acquisition process, from intention to transfer. In doing so we reduce complexity to simplicity. Whether you’re looking to acquire, sell or restructure a company, allow employees to hold shares or have a legal due diligence investigation carried out, you have come to the right place.
Legal Due Diligence
Virtually every purchase and sales process involves a due diligence investigation whereby legal M&A experts conduct legal research. After all, it is very important for a buyer to know how the entity being bought operates from an organisational point of view and where potential risks are. This involves legal M&A experts 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. We can then advise the buyer, based on the information acquired, on how to shield, exclude or mitigate certain risks, or negotiate about warranties or the purchase price.
Expertise in the Baker Tilly network
Our legal M&A experts are part of Baker Tilly Legal Advisory, which means they have easy access to all the legal expertise available at Baker Tilly. We also have short lines of communication with international colleagues around the world to assist with cross-border acquisitions. This enables us to assist SMEs, large corporations, family businesses, private equity and investors with M&A issues.
Thinking of selling your business some time soon?
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, so that you can identify and act on legal risks or potential deal breakers in time. Consequently, you can avoid compromising the takeover you have in mind during the sales process.
Discover other specialisations within Legal Advisory
Contract law involves drafting and advising on commercial contracts, compliancy with laws and regulations, and establishing and recording internal relationships at a company and between various stakeholders. Examples include loans, management agreements and current account agreements.
The Legal Advisory team offers advice on corporate and company law including Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, governance, legal forms, partnerships and joint ventures, and when establishing internal legal processes.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
The Legal Advisory team offers assistance for mergers, acquisitions, divisions, split-off/demerger, pre-exits and exits, participations, employee shareholdings, restructuring, management buyouts and buy ins, joint ventures and more.
Legal Due Diligence
Almost every acquisition process requires research on the target. Our legal experts conduct research on the company’s legal risks and liabilities. The aim is to provide both the buy and sell-side a detailed insight of the company’s legal position and potential liabilities and legal risks.
Property and tenancy law
This involves providing advice and guidance on property acquisition, drafting or reviewing leases for landlords as well as tenants, corporate clients and private individuals.
Restructuring and insolvency
Whether you wish to hedge your contracts against the consequences of bankruptcy or need help if bankruptcy threatens: we’re here to help.
Intellectual property (IP) and privacy
Advice and guidance concerning privacy legislation (GDPR) and intellectual property law (patent law, trademark law, design law, copyright and competition law).
Employment law is dynamic. You therefore want the agreements with your employees to be properly written down. Whether it concerns a new employment contract, contract extension or termination. In those cases where it causes problems between you and an employee, it is important that you are well aware of your own rights and obligations. And those of your employee.
Other legal advice
The Legal Advisory Team can assist you with many different types of legal issues concerning your business. For example, the Legal Advisory Team offers services regarding dispute resolution, franchise law, general terms and conditions, general legal reviews and so on.