Mergers & Acquisitions

The right advice on an M&A transaction can make the difference between success and failure. PwC Legal can help.

Sound legal advice on M&A matters most when you’re considering:

  • Selling or buying a business or division
  • Entering into a joint venture
  • Acquiring a minority or majority interest
  • Forming a strategic alliance
  • Restructuring or streamlining your internal group organisation or business model

For each of these situations, you’ll need:

  • A comprehensive assessment of the legal risks related to the corporate status, assets, contracts, securities, intellectual property, real estate, data, etc.
  • Legal expertise at the negotiating table and in drafting the transactional or restructuring documents to make sure they’re aligned with financial, tax and business considerations and that your interests are protected

How we can help

Our PwC Legal team has your interests covered and is here to help maximise the advantages while mitigating risk. We’ll apply our M&A expertise to help you every step of the way by:

  • Assisting you with all transaction contracts from negotiation to drafting, including letters of intent, confidentiality and exclusivity agreements, share purchase agreements and representations and warranties
  • Carrying out a full legal due diligence to assess the main risks and to find ways to reduce them
  • Advising on the legal aspects of deal structuring and handling its legal implementation, including carve-outs, mergers and demergers and cash extraction mechanisms (e.g. equity stripping)
  • Organising the deal closing and giving post-deal advice (e.g. on integration and restructuring, on claims for breaches of the representations and warranties or price adjustment mechanisms; on taking actions to deal with tax, legal, labour or other risks)
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation clauses: do’s and don’ts to make them effective and relevant

Contact us

Karin Winters

Managing Partner, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 74 04

Pierre Queritet

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 7113

Bart Vanstaen

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 43 10

Elise De Baerdemaecker

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 78 03

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