Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, whether large or small, have inherent complexities that need to be clearly understood and properly addressed. An experienced legal counsel is essential on all M&A transactions and for all clients, ranging from local start-ups to global conglomerates. By maintaining both a keen understanding of the business and legal environment and a sharp focus on the issues particular to each deal, ENGARDE’s lawyers respond quickly and creatively to the nuances and challenges of sophisticated transactions, both large and small.

Our M&A services include:

  • Negotiation of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and other public and private transactions
  • Negotiation of share purchase transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of controlling blocks
  • Privatization of state property
  • Due diligence services
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of assets and business divisions
  • Establishing joint ventures or limited partnerships for acquisition purposes;
  • Defending against raiding
  • Corporate governance and directors’ duties in the M&A context
  • Public and private financing of M&A transactions
  • Shareholder agreements, executive employment agreements for public and privately acquired companies
  • Escrow agreements in the M&A context
  • Tax advise for mergers and acquisitions, inbound and outbound cross-border transactions and reorganizations
  • Assisting clients with competition approval processes
 To better meet the needs of clients who are involved in either the purchase or the sale of a company or of its business unit, ENGARDE’s M&A practice group works closely with other practitioners throughout the firm to provide a full array of related services, such as tax, competition, intellectual property, environmental, real estate, government relations, and employment and labour expertise.