Mergers & Acquisitions

Legal certainty on transactions

M&A transactions represent opportunities, but they also pose risks. For this reason, careful legal planning and implementation are crucial. 

We advise on national and cross-border acquisitions, divestments and mergers, and support you in respect of financing, joint ventures, reorganisation measures, venture capital transactions and corporate succession. We regularly perform our legal services in close consultation with other PwC experts from Strategic Consulting, Deals, M&A Tax or specific sectors.

Where needed, our transactional lawyers are also supported by experts in employment law, legal compliance, FS regulations, intellectual property or pension law. In addition you will benefit from a comprehensive network of legal advisors in more than 80 countries, made up of more than 600 lawyers with proven M&A experience.

Our services within the area of Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising on transaction structure

We structure your transaction in line with your requirements and the applicable law.

Buy-side legal due diligence

We review all legal aspects involved in the acquisition of a domestic or foreign entity.

Vendorlegal due diligence

In the event you wish to sell your entity, we review it for you and ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises in the course of the sale.

Drafting of transactional documents

We prepare all of the agreements on the transaction, including shareholders’ agreements, financing documents or agreements for transitional services.

Support in contract negotiations

We assist you on contract negotiations, prepare analyses of specific problems and ensure that ongoing revisions to the contract documentation are properly managed through to signing.

Procurement of permits from competent authorities

We ensure that you obtain the permits needed for the transaction from the competent authorities.

Preparation for closing and post-transaction legal advice

We will bring your transaction to a successful conclusion and support you in integrating the acquisition.

Contact

Dr. Benjamin Fehr

Partner PwC Legal, Zurich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 43 83

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