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Practice areas | Acquisition, transfer of ownership, formation and transformation of companies

Acquisition, transfer of ownership, formation and transformation of companies

Formation

Forming a company involves making important decisions. Your choices have a decisive impact on your company's economic activities, its development and the success of your project. Watt law accompanies and advises you at every step:
  • Choice of legal structure (PLC, LLC, Partnership, etc.)
  • Financing
  • Shareholder agreement
  • The legal framework for business operations
  • Establishment of a foreign company in Switzerland
  • Establishment of a Swiss registered company abroad

Acquisition

In order to succeed, your acquisition project must be carefully planned. Watt law accompanies you and advises you at every step:
  • Search and selection of targets
  • Initial contact with the targets
  • Carrying out legal due diligence and supervising other due diligence activities, particularly financial due diligence
  • Acquisition strategies, proposal development and negotiation
  • Preparation of the acquisition contract, preparation of the proposal and negotiation
  • Implementation of the acquisition and follow-up of acquisition formalities, including administrative ones

Transfer of ownership

Selling a business is an important decision. A perfect knowledge of your company and the market players is essential, especially if one is to obtain the best price. Watt law accompanies you and advises you at every step:
  • Preparation of company documentation and particularly valuation for purposes of selling
  • Identification of potential buyers and negotiations
  • Legal structuring of the sale, preparation of contractual documentation
  • Implementation of the sale of business and follow-up of the formalities relating to the sale, including administrative formalities

Transformation of companies

Developing your company's core business activity; accelerating its growth; increasing its profitability, all objectives that can be achieved by transforming the nature or structure of your company. Watt law supports and advises you at every step:
  • Strategic analysis of possible approaches and projections
  • Shareholder analysis, advice and strategic solutions for decision-making

Merger

A merger is a pooling of the assets of at least two companies either by the creation of a new company or by takeover by the acquiring company over the company (or companies) being acquired.

A merger operation can help you optimize your production tools; save logistics costs; acquire market share or know-how and streamline your human resources.

The merger process is governed by clear rules that ensure the legality, security and viability of the transaction. Watt law accompanies you and advises you at every step:
  • Carrying out legal due diligence and supervising other due diligence formalities, notably financial due diligence
  • Preparation of contractual documents for the merger
  • Implementation of the merger