Corporate – M&A

The Corporate – M&A department of West Oak Partners provides comprehensive advice with a practical and sectoral approach to acquisition transactions (M&A), corporate law and commercial contracts.

Our absolute dedication to the client and the experience gained in the most complex market are the subject of recognition in the sector.

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West Oak Partners advises national and international clients
in the following commercial matters:

Acquisition transactions (M&A)
  • Competitive sales processes, private equity transactions and ordinary industrial acquisitions.
  • Advising on the acquisition and sale of companies and business assets (preparation of the company for sale, preparatory documents, structuring of the transaction, due diligence processes, acquisition contracts (SPA/APA), coordination of the closing and assistance in the integration of the business).
  • Joint ventures, investment contracts, partnership agreements and management incentive schemes.
  • Advising on foreign investments and divestments.
  • Corporate restructuring of companies and groups.
  • Leveraged buyouts, financing and collateral package.
Commercial contracts
  • Drafting, negotiation and signing of all types of commercial contracts (provision of services, works, financing and guarantees, leasing, franchising, supply, licensing, commission, agency, etc.).
  • Intra-group contracts.
  • Renewal, assignment, addenda and termination of contracts.
  • Advice on expiry and application of contractual clauses.
  • Assistance in disputes arising out of contracts and the assertion of liability against the other party.
Company law
  • Design and structuring of corporate groups.
  • Structural modifications of corporate groups (transformations, mergers, spin-offs, global transfers of assets and liabilities).
  • Incorporation of companies.
  • Preparation of articles of association, shareholders’ agreements and family protocols.
  • Attendance and representation at shareholders’ meetings.
  • General and strategic advice to the board of directors and its committees.
  • Council secretariats.
  • Corporate governance strategies.
  • Advice on the remuneration of shareholders, directors and executives.
  • Amendment of articles of association, contributions from shareholders, capital increases and reductions.
  • Dissolution and liquidation of companies.
  • Composition of the management body and structure of powers.
  • Conflict prevention and unblocking agreements.
  • Defence of minority shareholders against abuses by majorities and of the interests of majority shareholders against minority groups.
  • Directors’ liability.