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Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring

Advisory on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring of capital companies and groups with an national and international range is one of main areas of the Law Firm’s business. We advise clients on matters involving, e.g.:

  • sale and purchase of company shares,
  • sale and purchase of businesses,
  • legal and tax due diligences (also vendor due diligences),
  • joint venture and shareholders agreements,
  • capital group restructuring,
  • company mergers,
  • company demergers,
  • transformations,
  • participation in the privatisation of state-owned businesses.


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