Mergers and acquisitions are inherently complex. It’s crucial to have an experienced legal team who not only embrace complexity, but can anticipate and manage any issue.
Our M&A team's vast experience keeps us at the forefront of this multifaceted field. Our lawyers handle domestic and cross-border M&A transactions across a broad range of industries involving listed and other public entities, as well as the acquisition and disposition of closely-held businesses.
Our team includes lawyers who focus on negotiating and executing both public and private M&A transactions and those whose expertise is key to M&A, including tax, securities, competition, foreign investment review, litigation, labour and employment, regulatory, intellectual property, information technology and environmental law. We leverage this combined expertise to offer responsive, targeted advice.
- take-over bids
- amalgamations and mergers
- plans of arrangement
- reorganizations, spin-offs and divestitures
- going private transactions
- share and asset purchases and sales
- investment banks
- Boards of Directors
- Special Committees
- commercial and merchant banks providing acquisition financing
- institutional investors
- buyout funds
- activist investors
Boards of Directors and Special Committees often face multiple layers of complexity in M&A situations. We help them navigate their fiduciary duties, including preserving privilege and undertaking appropriate processes. In this regard, we apply our experience with competitive bidding situations, and court and securities regulatory proceedings.