Business expansion matters to our clients. They always seek to acquire new businesses, form joint ventures with local partners, invest in public companies, private equity and start-ups, bid for concessions and privatizations, acquire distressed assets, restructure their operations internally, implement investment exit strategies, undertake infrastructure projects, provide W&I insurance and localize global transactions. Which is why we offer our clients one-stop-shop services by combining expertise across all our specialized practices, under highly efficient project management. No matter how complex a transaction is or which structure is selected, we help them attain their commercial objectives and priorities. Comprehensive services, business acumen and a positive attitude towards getting deals through have made our M&A department the partner of choice for our clients.
Our aim is to bring value to our clients’ deals through swiftly forming and leading the right multidisciplinary teams. We are fully cognizant of the intricacies of a client’s industry and regulators, and have in-depth knowledge of the relevant areas of law along with extensive practical experience. It’s because of these skills—in addition to a deep understanding of the local environment—that many international law firms trust us to be their local partner for implementing international deals. Similarly, when structuring and implementing international transactions, we work closely with our colleagues in the law firm networks we are part of.
The M&A transactions we handle may involve both private and public companies, on both a domestic and cross-border basis. They include mergers, buy-outs, spin-offs and hive-downs, acquisitions of going concerns and share deals, transformations of companies into different legal forms, shareholder agreements, total or partial divisions and share-for-share exchanges.
When it comes to large-scale, complex projects, our services combine in-depth legal capabilities with practical experience accumulated over the years from our involvement in some of the largest projects on the Greek market. We have lead multidisciplinary teams comprising, among others, M&A, corporate law, regulatory, tax and project finance experts in order to assist our clients in privatizations, concessions and PPPs, infrastructure and energy, large real estate asset development and architectural landmarks construction. Naturally, our practice has all the resources required to undertake more than one complex projects simultaneously. To that end, our partners have the ability to mobilise, coordinate and manage the firm’s various support teams in assisting the clients in their transactions.
Our experience includes among other things:
- Drafting and assisting clients with negotiating all transaction documents, from non-disclosure agreements and letters of intent to definitive transaction documents
- Undertaking merger control assessments
- Designing efficient acquisition, holding, financing or divestment structures
- Carrying out due diligence, assessing legal, tax and financial aspects as well as specific regulatory or industry related matters
- Providing tax advice
- Providing regulatory and public procurement advice
- Handling labour and employment law aspects
- Advising on executive compensation and stock options
- Providing post-closing integration assistance.