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“Vast experience in the life sciences sector. Strong company succession practice.” JUVE manual 2018/2019

“Rittershaus' broad M&A pracice internationalized further in China-related transaction work.” JUVE manual 2018/2019

“The M&A team is increasingly using its intercultural competence to support German entrepreneurs in sales negotiations with Asian investors.” JUVE manual 2017/2018

“Respected M&A practice that … these days regularly represents large corporation as well as their traditional clients, who tend to be small to medium-sized companies.” JUVE manual 2016/2017

“Competitors describe the partners as “practice-orientated and close to industry”. JUVE manual 2016/2017

“Prestigious law firm in the field of M&A”, JUVE manual 2016/2017

“The increase of inbound work for foreign client was significant while working for Zhongding during transactions all over Europe was a special highlight.” JUVE manual 2016/2017

M&A

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.

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Main Areas of Expertise
  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Purchases from insolvency
  • Restructurings including (cross-border) mergers
  • Design of acquisition structures, joint-venture structures and alternatives
  • Acquisition financing
  • Implementation of legal, tax and financial due diligence reviews
  • Tax structuring of the transaction
  • Transaction advisory services to the organs
  • Legal support for post M&A integration
  • M&A-related litigation including arbitration

“Vast experience in the life sciences sector. Strong company succession practice.” JUVE manual 2018/2019

“Rittershaus' broad M&A pracice internationalized further in China-related transaction work.” JUVE manual 2018/2019

“The M&A team is increasingly using its intercultural competence to support German entrepreneurs in sales negotiations with Asian investors.” JUVE manual 2017/2018

“Respected M&A practice that … these days regularly represents large corporation as well as their traditional clients, who tend to be small to medium-sized companies.” JUVE manual 2016/2017

“Competitors describe the partners as “practice-orientated and close to industry”. JUVE manual 2016/2017

“Prestigious law firm in the field of M&A”, JUVE manual 2016/2017

“The increase of inbound work for foreign client was significant while working for Zhongding during transactions all over Europe was a special highlight.” JUVE manual 2016/2017