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Corporate/M&A

Luxembourg

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, CMS Luxembourg can adapt its services to your business model and deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. 

One of our strengths is being an active part of CMS, with its international team of more than 750 corporate lawyers in over 35 countries worldwide. It allows us to assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.  

Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, energy, infrastructure, insurance, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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    Corporate - M&A

    Our M&A teams covers the broad range of Luxembourg corporate work, including M&A, capital markets, acquisition finance, joint ventures, private equity, corporate litigation and merger control, as well as assisting you in both national and cross-border transactions, both private and public.

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    Corporate Strategy

    The Corporate Strategy and Legal Engineering Group advises on three areas of practices, including:

    • Directors, executive committees and shareholders
    • Intra-group transactions
    • Re-organisation of companies and groups

    We assist board of directors, executive committees and shareholders in their strategic decisions (such as increase of capital, negotiations with new investors, family transmission…) and for the day-to-day issues (corporate governance, corporate housekeeping, management agreement, liability...) Our approach is practical and pragmatic in relation to our clients’ business. 

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    Vincent Dirckx
    Sep 2018
    CMS European M&A Out­look
    Scan­ning the ho­ri­zon: European M&A Out­look 2018
    07/11/2018
    Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
    The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
    March 2018
    CMS European M&A Study
    Tenth Edi­tion - 2018
    22/01/2018
    In­nov­ate or your deal could die
    Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.
    Alicia Cauwenbergh
    27/10/2017
    Oc­to­ber 2017 News­let­ter
    08/11/2017
    Com­pan­ies should be per­mit­ted to mi­grate from one EU mem­ber state...
    A com­pany re­gistered in and gov­erned by the laws of one EU mem­ber state should be per­mit­ted to “con­vert” it­self in­to a com­pany gov­erned by the laws of an­oth­er EU mem­ber state, provided it sat­is­fies the rel­ev­ant con­di­tions laid down by the des­tin­a­tion state.
    29/09/2017
    Septem­ber 2017 News­let­ter
    13/09/2017
    The ap­plic­a­tion of EU mer­ger con­trol cla­ri­fied: no EC no­ti­fic­a­tion...
    In the first ever pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing on the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU") brought much needed clar­ity on wheth­er the shift from sole con­trol to joint con­trol in an ex­ist­ing un­der­tak­ing is covered by the EU Mer­ger.
    28/06/2017
    June 2017 News­let­ter
    26/06/2017
    The Re­cast EU In­solv­ency Reg­u­la­tion be­comes ef­fect­ive today
    Since May 2002, we have had a re­gime which en­sures that an in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ing star­ted in one of the EU’s mem­ber states is, without fur­ther form­al­ity, re­cog­nised in all oth­er mem­ber states (ex­cept for Den­mark) and which de­term­ines the law ap­plic­able to such.
    31/05/2017
    May 2017 News­let­ter
    10/02/2017
    In­dia Budget 2017 - 2018
    On 1 Feb­ru­ary, Fin­ance Min­is­ter Ar­un Jait­ley presen­ted In­dia’s an­nu­al Uni­on Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fisc­al year be­gin­ning 1 April 2017. The cent­ral aim in this year’s Budget ap­pears to fo­cus on the most vul­ner­able with in­creased spend­ing.