Mergers & Acquisitions │ Corporate
Skillegal works primarily with companies and their managers (French and foreign), both on a regular basis and for one-off transactions requiring special technical skills, with the constant objective of legal, tax and social optimization within a secure framework.
We have developed a recognized expertise in the following areas:
Mergers and acquisitions
- Structuring, preparation and execution of transactions,
- Drafting and negotiation of legal documentation for acquisitions, investments (confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, sale or investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, asset and liability guarantees, etc.), and financing (senior and mezzanine),
- Assistance in the application of specific regulations and coordination of relations with administrative and market authorities,
- Assistance to foreign groups in the context of their establishment and investments in France, support to French investors abroad, and
- Post-acquisition monitoring.
- Development capital, LBO, Venture capital, Fund raising, P to P and Turnaround capital,
- Conducting legal audits,
- Drafting and negotiation of contractual documentation, and
- Review and negotiation of financing documentation.
- Choice of legal structures and formation of companies and branches, management and evolution of legal structures,
- Capital transactions (issuance of all types of securities, preferred shares, capital reduction),
- Restructuring operations of groups and companies (contributions, mergers, spin-offs, carve-outs, sale of assets),
- Implementation and management of governance within groups (specialized committees, delegation of powers, limitations of powers, conflicts of interest, compliance, etc.),
- Intra-group relations (cash flow agreements, service agreements, current account agreements, etc.),
- Status of executives (terms of office, remuneration, termination of office),
- Implementation of mechanisms for management and employee shareholding (management packages, stock options, free shares, BSPCE, employee shareholding, FCPE, etc.),
- Shareholder relations (implementation and management of shareholder agreements, drafting of specific statutory clauses, management of minority shareholders, preferred shares, usufruct, special enjoyment rights, etc.), and settlement of conflicts between partners, and
- More generally, regular and specific operations affecting the legal life of companies.
Stock Exchange Law
- Initial public offering, issuance of shares, takeover bid, public offer of withdrawal,
- Relations with regulatory bodies, and
- Litigation before the AMF.
Skillegal assists French and foreign clients with all issues related to their commercial activities, including international development.
Our highly pragmatic approach to the specific business issues of each activity enables us to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ expectations at all stages of their companies’ commercial life. The firm is particularly involved in the following issues.
- Assistance in negotiation and drafting, contractual techniques,
- Distribution agreements and networks (franchising, specialized distribution, licensing, e-commerce),
- Logistics / e-commerce supply contracts,
- Restructuring / Debt negotiation,
- Contractual liability,
- Regulation of commercial agents,
- Sales regulations, price regulations, promotional operations, etc.
Commercial leases & Businesses
- Negotiation and drafting of commercial leases,
- Transfer of lease rights,
- Negotiation of the exit of a commercial lease, and
- Transfer / Lease of business management.
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