Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
We handle deals from simple one-to-one private transactions to the large, cross-border, transformational corporate transactions and complex public takeovers.
Our teams are tailor made for the deal with respect to size, complexity and in-depth sector knowledge, and we ensure that all relevant areas of law are covered. We offer class leading and efficient support at all stages, from the initial project review, to strategy, structuring, drafting and negotiations and all the way through to the post-acquisition implementation.
Our team assists industrial players, private equity funds, issuers and owners and we have a number of investment banks and publicly listed enterprises among our clients.
We advise on acquisitions, mergers, demergers, corporate restructurings, share issues and IPOs, public takeovers and bids, as well as regulatory and compliance matters, and we have considerable expertise in stock exchange, securities, company and commercial law.
Our team has reported an increasing order volume and presence in the Norwegian transaction market in recent years, especially in the firm’s key sectors Communications, IT and Media, Aviation, Oil and Gas, and Shipping. This is reflected in higher rankings and visibility according to recognized ranking bureaus such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and MergerMarket.
Highly alert and efficient team.
Our advice includes, among other things:
Our experience, combined with outstanding qualifications and high efficiency, ensures that our clients always have the best and most efficient solutions. At the same time we gain from the wide expertise available in the other departments, which enables us to deal with any special issues that might arise in connection with mergers and demergers. Our transaction lawyers ensure that resources from our other departments are available whenever required.
Our transaction lawyers have advised in connection with some of the larger restructurings of Norwegian companies. Restructuring can take many forms — optimisation of existing activity, arranging for projected transfer or down-sale, or tax optimisation. In recent years we’ve also assisted family businesses, arranging for alternation of generations and have assisted with the transition to the next generation.
These types of restructurings require an overall and thorough assessment of all relevant aspects and effects of all options in order to the find the best model. Based on our size and comprehensive competence in all legal fields we work to find the solution that works best for our clients.