Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers and acquisitions can be the best way to drive the growth of your business. But in today's business environment, M&A deals are more complicated than ever before.

Cross-border matters are often a part of any transaction. To handle the complexities of these deals, you require lawyers who have strong expertise in the sector in which you operate - and have an equally strong grasp of the bigger international picture.

At Gowling WLG, we offer you first-class legal service whenever and wherever you need it throughout the M&A process. We do this by combining in-depth sector knowledge with an unparalleled understanding of the scope of services required in your transaction.

We regularly support major listed (domestic and foreign) companies, medium-sized businesses and financial investors. We advise a number of the family-controlled Mittelstand companies, many of which are true hidden champions.

The bigger picture

Our offices in Stuttgart and Munich have significant strengths and expertise in all things international and cross-border. We're comfortable working in multiple jurisdictions and cultures, and have a great deal of success in steering international clients - many of whom have never done business in Germany - through projects in the country and beyond.

Through our close ties with partner law firms, we offer services across all areas of law related to M&A. The depth of our capabilities means that we're always able to assign the right lawyers at the right level to the right job. Partner-led and sector-focused, we've worked in-house, and know how corporates operate and what they expect.

Areas we cover include:

  • Anti-trust and merger control
  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Employment and pension
  • Export control
  • Finance

We have particular sector expertise, which is not limited to the automotive sector. Our other specialty areas include manufacturing, tooling, engineering and tech.

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Let us guide you through your complex M&A transactions in Germany and beyond. Our team is ready and able to advise you, so let's start a conversation.