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Corporate Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

If your company is planning on acquiring another company, or a number of companies are planning a merger, our highly skilled corporate team, specialising in mergers and acquisitions can help. We’ll work closely with you to guide you through complex transactions in jurisdictions across the globe.

Our team specialise in advising on cross-border, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and private equity-backed transactions.

What are mergers and acquisitions?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) take place when one company takes control of another company. If one company gains more than 50% of the ordinary share (or voting rights) of another company, this is an internationally recognised definition of an M&A deal. This can be overridden with the correct shareholders agreement.

Mergers are usually partnerships between two companies of the same size and acquisitions are the purchase of smaller companies by larger companies. In both transactions, there are multiple considerations including financing, tax obligations, corporate governance, and business management, to name a few.

  • All service agreements longer than 2 years in length require shareholder consent
  • The company must keep a copy of the service agreement at its registered office for at least one year following its expiry or termination
  • A company must not make termination payments exceeding £200 without the permission from its shareholders
  • Any terms which attempt to excuse a director from liability for default, negligence, breach of duty or breach of trust are void in law

What’s involved in international mergers and acquisitions?

Most frequently, cross-border mergers and acquisitions take place to enable businesses to expand and grow. But, with this comes the need to understand multiple jurisdictions and complex international business laws.

Our expert M&A lawyers will be by your side to help simplify transactions so they run smoothly. We’ll explain everything from drafting negotiations and contracts, and accessing your market value to outlining potential implications and risks.

In addition, we’re able to include all the international features of your cross-border transactions, ensuring corporate governance laws, employment laws and business plans are compliant with the dual jurisdiction.

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

How can a mergers and acquisitions lawyer help?

A transaction is a significant step in your company’s future, and to ensure you make the decision with clear legal guidance and representation, you need to have the right legal team on board from the outset.

Our experienced corporate legal team are experts in advising on a vast number of M&A transactions. We’re also experts in the technical considerations that need to be addressed on M&A transactions such as tax, competition, pensions, environmental and regulatory.

We’re experienced in advising corporate clients, business owners, management teams, financial institutions and private equity firms and work with a variety of third party organisations such as accountants, agents, financial institutions and advisers to compose the best deal for our clients.

Our responsive team will always work in your best interest and are keen problem-solvers who provide practical advice to help you achieve your commercial goals.

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Why choose Inspire Legal Group?

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Our technology also enables you to digitally sign contracts and deeds from anywhere and enables us to undertake witnessing via Zoom.

Our M&A lawyers are innovative leaders and specialise in the mergers and acquisitions of companies, in both the UK and abroad. They’re professional, proactive and fully trained, and can lead your merger or acquisition to a successful conclusion.

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