M&A and restructurings

The stakes are high in M&A, and agility is often vital. The experts at Rassers will guide you past all the pitfalls and set you on course to achieve optimum results with carefully hedged risks.

Our services

We supervise acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and participations, and all related processes. Our attitude in this is both proactive and committed. Our work ranges from supervising and performing effective legal due diligence to drafting and reviewing complex documents and structures and plotting and executing effective negotiating strategies, both nationally and internationally.

We thus help our clients manage risk in areas such as:

  • liability for subsequent claims;
  • collaboration with participants and investors (e.g. private equity and venture capitalists);
  • control within, and termination of, a collaboration;
  • agreement on, and compliance with, a non-compete or non-solicitation clause;
  • payment of the purchase price or earn-out.

Our areas of expertise

We set great store by substantive expertise. Our lawyers have the litigation experience necessary to aim for a ‘court-proof’ contract. And in the case of cross-border acquisitions, clients benefit from our experience with English-language contracts, legal opinions and our partners in the TAGLaw network, with whom we frequently collaborate, thus ensuring short lines of communication.

This is how we do it

Our mode of operation is fast, enthusiastic and above all pragmatic. We work efficiently and without big teams whenever possible. If a big team is required, e.g. due to ancillary rental or employee issues, we call in the help of lawyers from our other practice groups. Once we get down to work, we do not allow ourselves to get bogged down in theoretical discussions. End results and satisfied clients are our paramount concern – even if much needs to be accomplished under a tight deadline.

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Annemarie Beljaars
Annemarie Beljaars

Annemarie Beljaars

Lawyer / Partner

“Whether it’s a takeover or dispute procedure: I am always prepared to assist a client in tense times. The trick to earning a client’s trust is to exude calm and confidence and of course to achieve an optimal outcome in both legal and commercial terms.”

Client reviews

A highly committed professional, Hans Erik has known our organisation longer than we have. He is a creative team player and always thinks five steps ahead.

Jean-Paul Hagen Grando Retail B.V.