Legal advices in mergers & acquisitions in France

Berton & Associés has long-standing experience in the field of mergers & acquisitions in France and handles key matters for German and international businesses in purchase or sale. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, we support you from the first step of your acquisition to the last.

Assistance of German and international corporations for the merger with a French corporation and the purchase of a French corporation

Being supported by Berton & Associés for a merger with a French corporation has several advantages:

  • Qualified and solution-orientated advice for our German and international clients due to our long-standing experience with cross-border mergers
  • A quick-reacting team
  • Efficient decision-making due to our ability to explain the particularities of French law to you, especially in comparison to German law

Our legal services for the acquisition of a healthy French corporation outside of bankruptcy proceedings

We offer you:

  • Legal assistance with the choice of the legal framework of purchase: share deal or asset deal
  • Support of buyers during negotiations with sellers on all aspects of the acquisition, including labor law aspects and cooperation with the sellers after they have left the corporation (e.g. services and distribution agreements)
  • Elaboration of a strategy for the acquisition
  • Support with the negotiation of the purchase price in cooperation with tax consultants
  • Drafting of letters of intent and confidentiality agreements
  • Lead of a due diligence before purchasing a business and risk analysis for the clients
  • Negotiation and drafting of the sale & purchase agreement, of warranties and other contractual documents relating to the acquisition
  • Legal assistance with the issuing of bank guarantees or other guarantees
  • Oncorporation of the buying corporation
  • Legal advice on the labor law aspects of the acquisition
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Berton & Associes also assists the seller of a French business during negotiations with the potential buyer

Furthermore, we represent clients who wish to sell a business in France and reinforce their legal position towards the new owner.

Assistance with the acquisition of an insolvent corporation in France

We represent the German or international potential buyers in French insolvency proceedings and are in direct contact with the French insolvency administrator.

We can assure a local representation towards the decision-makers thanks to our network all over France. We enable our clients to present their purchase offer in optimal circumstances and after profound risk analysis.