Squire Sanders listed as a leader in the field of mergers and acquisitions by Chambers Europe 2011 in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, the Slovak Republic and the UK.
Squire Sanders is dedicated to supporting our clients as they pursue corporate transactions in a challenging and accelerating business environment.
We have more than 300 transactional lawyers whose primary focus is on M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, working through more than 20 focused industry groups from biosciences to natural resources.
Helping Our Clients Complete Successful Transactions
We routinely advise clients engaged in every type of corporate transaction. Our lawyers provide legal advice on corporate mandates across the spectrum ranging from smaller, more straightforward deals to complex multibillion-dollar and multidisciplinary transactions, which are often completed under the most challenging time constraints. We make our collective expertise, gained from handling complex deals for some of the world’s most renowned companies, available to every client.
Not only do major corporations with multinational operations look to us for knowledge and counsel, but so do startups, midmarket companies, private equity investors, financial institutions, private entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses. We work with publicly traded and private companies, lenders and investors, and bulge-bracket, regional and specialty investment banks.
With a deep-rooted knowledge of the many complexities involved in any corporate deal, such as regulatory laws and flaws, financing structures, environmental concerns, tax matters and more, we are able to assemble optimal and fully integrated teams dedicated to attaining your goals. We work closely with colleagues who focus on the transactional aspects of our many other disciplines – from tax to real estate to litigation and from due diligence to contract negotiation to regulatory approvals – on issues that can make or break a transaction.
Our transactional lawyers are resident in almost every Squire Sanders office, providing on-the-ground resources for all of our clients across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and in all of the world’s major political, financial and regulatory hubs. Many of our lawyers are not transplants to the countries in which they practice, but seasoned residents. This means you have access to a resource base skilled in local customs, fluent in local languages, connected with local business and legal networks, and versed in local legal and business nuances – all interlinked to make communications around the world seamless. You need not piece together the right connections. We have them.
We not only make it possible for your merger, acquisition, joint venture or strategic alliance transaction to close more quickly, we can also spot hidden red flags and advise you against entering into an ill-advised transaction in the first place. We recognize problems and bring them to your attention as soon as we see them – if there is a solution we provide it, and if there is not we help you to make an informed decision about whether to proceed.
In short, we bring to bear strength and a breadth of legal expertise, jurisdictional reach, industry knowledge and a suite of project management skills to deliver transactions on track, on message and in minimum time, with the fewest possible difficulties and without unnecessary expense. We seek from the outset to understand the end goal, recognizing the difference between a transaction that satisfies objectives and one that, although successfully closed, results in unforeseen consequences. We always look to plan ahead and seek to address integration, harmonization and any separation issues upfront. We approach any transaction not only in terms of the impact of the deal itself, but also in terms of the life and well-being of the entity down the road.
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