Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

A successful outcome depends primarily on clearly defined objectives. This applies in particular if you are planning your company’s further growth and expansion into Greece through a merger or acquisition and need quality, specialist legal advice in German for this complex undertaking and the transactions it entails. We will respond to these needs by offering optimal legal solutions, tailored to your particular requirements. The provision of consultancy services for national or international mergers and acquisitions is one of our key areas of specialization.

Our specialist team in the field of corporate law and M&A will advise and represent you in all stages of the process, with a firm focus on the goal and innovative solutions, especially in the most complex cases, in order to achieve the best possible result for you. At the same time, we shall point out and explain to you the particularities of legal reality in Greece, so you have the clearest possible understanding of the transactions involved at any point in time.   

Our partners and associates in the fields of corporate law and M&A have acquired considerable expertise in national and international transactions. Over the years, the experience they have gained in mergers and acquisitions, as well as the resources available to us which are essential in these types of transactions, make AP & Generalis the ideal choice when you are considering the purchase, sale or merger/acquisition of a company in Greece. We undertake the representation of foreign clients, as well as Greek businesses, in the partial or full purchase/sale of companies. The members of the team will be selected specifically for you and your project, with distinct roles and responsibilities, and headed by experienced colleagues, so as to ensure the timely and efficient completion of even the most complex transactions with the highest standards of professionalism. One of our German-speaking partners will be appointed Team Leader and be available at all times as your personal contact. In addition, we work closely with an extensive network of auditors, accountants, tax consultants, notaries, appraisers, civil engineers and architects, which gives you immediate access to a full range of advisory services at every step of your transaction.

We undertake planning and structuring for the sale or purchase of companies and holdings, and we will represent you in any contract negotiations with the primary goal of achieving solutions that are right for you. Our expertise in this field also extends to the area of legal due diligence, contract preparation, securing the approval of the Hellenic Competition Commission, right through to post-merger integration. In brief, our M&A advisory services include the following:

  • Strategic planning and support during negotiations on domestic and international purchases/sales of companies, representing either the seller or the buyer
  • Preparation and structuring of the transaction
  • Collaboration with our firm’s legal team or, in the case of an international transaction, with the corresponding team of lawyers abroad
  • Carrying out of the necessary due diligence with the support of a virtual and/or physical data room
  • Purchase/sale of a company (via a share deal or asset deal)
  • Preparation of contracts, from the letter of intent through to the share purchase agreement and closing protocol
  • Carve-out and spin-off
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Business transformation models
  • Contract negotiations
  • Post-M&A litigation
  • Post-merger advisory services and post-merger integration

 

Naturally, our services also include any notifications of concentration which are necessary in order to complete the process, provided these are required by national law in cases where the statutory threshold is exceeded. In addition, because consultancy in the field of corporate law usually goes hand-in-hand with consultancy in the field of labor law, our team takes care of all necessary matters and provides advisory services in this area too.

Lastly, one of our firm’s particular areas of specialization is tourism. Having participated in numerous major national and international projects in the tourism sector, which is of key importance to Greece, we have acquired in-depth knowledge and wide-ranging experience in this sphere.

The experienced team of AP & Generalis are at your disposal at any time, ready to provide their specialist and bespoke advice at our offices in Athens and Berlin, and of course by telephone or video conferencing (Teams, Zoom, Skype).