The purchase and sale of companies has been a steadily growing part of commercial life, and the transfers have become more and more complex. In order to structure and implement such transactions – which also often have an international aspect – knowledge of a number of specialist fields is required. In addition, a proactive approach to any changes in regulations is needed. It is also crucial to have a commercial understanding of the significance of the transaction for the parties involved.
Føyen Torkildsen has extensive experience with company transfers from the perspective of both the vendor and the purchaser. These are generally in the form of transfers of shares or contents, mergers and demergers, equity and loan capital transactions or reorganisation and acquisitions. We have experts in the various areas involved with the assessment of the transaction’s structure and consequences.
For example, the situation with respect to tax law, competition law, labour law, company law and stock exchange and securities law can, individually or taken as whole, be crucial when selecting the form of transaction and negotiation strategy.
Our lawyers are involved with the transactions from start to finish, and have broad experience with all aspects of a transaction. We assist with the selection of transaction models, arrange and implement due diligence, participate in negotiations and draft the necessary documentation. By means of legal, tactical and commercial advice from a well-qualified team, Føyen Torkildsen ensures that the client receives the best possible overall outcome.