Mergers and acquisitions can offer many advantages including increased growth, improvement of the company’s market position, or expansion into new markets. At the same time, these processes can be challenging for business owners. important strategic decisions have to be made and complex negotiations involving substantial assets are at stake. A successful implementation is a criterion for success for all parties involved.

M&A is one of our core areas of business. We assist Norwegian and foreign companies in all stages of a transaction from planning, due diligence and contract negotiations, to implementation and closing. Our lawyers have extensive experience from national and cross-border transactions and provide assistance in acquisitions and sales of companies, reorganisation and restructuring, mergers and demergers, establishment of joint ventures and other forms of collaboration.

As our client, you will work closely with lawyers who understand your company’s commercial needs and goals. We are organised to work interdisciplinary and taxes and charges, competition law and employment law are other areas that are often of significance in transactions. We also provide market-leading expertise in these areas.

Brækhus has a strong international presence. Through our memberships in the international lawyers’ networks Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Andersen Global and Crowe Global, we are able to assist our clients across national borders.

Brækhus is recommended for Corporate, Commercial and M&A by Legal 500.

At Brækhus Advokatfirma DA, recent work for the team includes advising real estate company Recreate on its €80m acquisition of the office building ‘Parallel’, which is located in central Oslo. Real estate-related transactions have been prominent in the group’s workload, and the department continues to advise a solid client roster of renewable energy, construction and TMT companies. Practice head Christoph Morck has an excellent reputation for advising international clients on entering into and investments in the Norwegian market. John Sveinsvold specialises in company law, and Christian Bendiksen regularly handles cross-border mandates.

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Examples of what we do

  • Assistance in connection with acquisitions or sales of companies or assistance to companies throughout the entire acquisition or sales process, including legal due diligence
  • Reorganising, including demergers and mergers and restructuring
  • Equity capital transactions
  • Intra-group transactions
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Joint venture and other collaboration agreements