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.

Brækhus Advokatfirma’s proactive team is noted for its strength in handling cross-border transactions and investments. The group provides commercial advice to a client roster of TMT, construction, real estate and renewable energy sector companies. Christoph Morck is well known for regularly assisting German-speaking companies in Norway with a broad range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters. Other key practitioners include Stein E Hove, who garners praise for his ‘strong business understanding‘, and John Sveinsvold, who has expertise in equity transactions.

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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