Our core competency lies in supporting national and cross-border company acquisitions. In recent years, we have supported a number of renowned national and international companies, especially medium-sized companies and financial investors in company acquisitions and disposals and in setting up joint ventures. Our approach to this work always involves more than just drafting and negotiating contractual texts and carrying out a standardised due diligence review. In fact, we regard ourselves as a partner, guiding our clients through the M&A process. Thanks to our sound industry knowledge and high level of involvement as a partner, we can develop tailored concepts for our clients to implement both their legal and strategic goals and generate real value by means of optimised structuring. Together with the experts from the Rittershaus tax consultancy, we also develop an optimal tax structure for the transaction from a single source. An increasingly large share of our transactions are cross-border transactions. We therefore maintain many close relations with first-class legal firms in all the key international markets and legal systems through our membership of the global legal firm network Legalink (www.legalink.ch). In this way, we can act as the main contact and coordinate international transactions, so offering a "one-stop shop". As an independent legal firm, we can select local advisors to meet the specific needs of the client and the respective transaction and so guarantee the high standard of advice our clients expect across international borders as well.