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Corporate - Mergers & Acquisitions - Capital Markets


Our clients come from all industry sectors and range from entrepreneurs to multi-national companies and government departments. You can rely on our experience in domestic and cross-border transactions to advise on all aspects of establishing, funding, developing, acquiring or selling your business, including:
- Public and private company mergers and acquisitions, from due diligence through to closing;
- IPOs and private equity transactions, including leveraged and management buy-outs, equity fundraising, venture and growth capital; management packages;
- Corporate structuring and restructuring: company constitution, transfer of assets, reorganisation; recapitalisation; issuance of hybrid securities such as preferred shares; convertible bonds; joint venture agreements
- Support in the process of transfer of family groups

Our firm takes an integrated approach to meeting clients’ needs. When appropriate, our Corporate team works together with colleagues from other specialist fields including litigation, regulatory, banking, employment, tax and IP/IT to ensure a “no surprises” solution.

Corporate advisory and governance

We have significant practical experience in corporate governance and compliance including the implementation and audit of compliance systems and corporate structuring (company constitution and governance structures). We advise companies and their directors on preventing criminal risk by undertaking risk audits and corporate structuring on their behalf and by implementing in-house procedures, such as appropriate delegations of authority. Regulations and standards are constantly evolving and our team provides strategic advice and guidance to help our clients remain at the forefront of best practice.

Restructuring and insolvency

Should your company be facing insolvency, we can advise on:
- Company restructuring or recovery
- Addressing potential management liabilities
- Establishing action plans such as ad-hoc mandates, out-of-court settlements, recovery packages We also assist clients in acquiring distressed or insolvent companies.


Our international clients, in Europe but also around the world, rely on us for support in:
- Private equity transactions
- Corporate structuring and restructuring
- Negotiation, implementation and termination of strategic agreements

Examples of our work

- Acting for start-ups in the process of fund raising (€500 000 to 100M€)
- Advising clients in relation to small-cap and mid-cap M&A and private equity transactions (5M€ to 150M€)
- Advising clients throughout the IPO process and after listing
- Advising managers in relation to negotiation of their management packages and in the context of litigation arising from terms of appointment / dismissal
- Advising clients in relation to group structuring and restructuring (reorganisation, recapitalisation, and corporate governance)
- Advising clients on the negotiation, implementation and termination of strategic agreements (joint venture arrangements, strategic alliances, consortia in connection with infrastructures projects)