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CMS AACS have long been acting for Italian and foreign clients in a large number of national and international transactions, including M&As, MBOs, and reorganizations of groups of companies, in most European countries and in many non European jurisdictions.

Through its large network of associated offices the firm can ensure to its clients the assistance of leading professionals in each jurisdiction. Our lawyers advise Italian and foreign companies in relation to the setting up of branches and subsidiaries in Italy and abroad.

The firm also assists clients in drafting and negotiating joint ventures and shareholder agreements along with agreements for the sale of businesses located either in Italy or in foreign jurisdictions. Our vast experience and long established tradition in advising clients from different business sectors, always ensure that we have a clear understanding of our clients’ needs.

Our professionals and support staff, never fail to ensure that our clients, ranging from top players in several business sectors to medium and small size companies, receive the assistance required in their day to day activities and that they can always rely on continuous and timely legal support.

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    In these recent years, both Italian and multinational companies are faced with unprecedented challenges since new laws and regulations are being applied and these are changing the way the market works.

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    Joint Ventures & Partnerships

    Part of our commitment lies in creating strategic alliances with our clients, both individuals and organizations. Our advice is amongst the means by which clients can form strategic alliances to develop and exploit business opportunities.

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Together with the commercial law practice, our Mergers and Acquisitions team is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that reflect our many years of experience and insight into the specialized demands of these deals.

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