Home / Expertise / Corporate/M&A / Joint ventures & Strategic alliances

Joint ventures & Strategic alliances

Netherlands

CMS has substantial experience in advising companies and organizations on various joint ventures including all sorts of alliances, strategic joint ventures, project joint ventures and partnerships.

Our lawyers help you to invest or engage in joint ventures to:

  • identify the financing, tax and governance objectives
  • determine the proper legal and tax structure for your investment or the project concerned
  • implement the joint venture by preparing all necessary contracts, ensuring that all terms and conditions are tightly defined, and assisting in the incorporation and registration of all entities required for the transaction.
Read more Read less
Sep 2018
CMS European M&A Out­look
Wel­come to the sixth edi­tion of the CMS European M&A Out­look, pub­lished in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket.560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?key=359d53310ff19bdc048fb1438aec07d0&unique_key=40f0ab7fd6ab47cd40a6d4555ce3a7f8&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://499576The op­tim­ism amongst deal­makers we re­por­ted in au­tumn last year was well-foun­ded: the mar­ket has re­mained buoy­ant but the ques­tion now is can this op­tim­ism sur­vive in the cur­rent frac­tious in­ter­na­tion­al polit­ic­al en­vir­on­ment?Our for­ward-look­ing sur­vey paints a more nu­anced pic­ture than 12 months ago. For many, the sunny up­lands of M&A activ­ity are still in sight with cash-rich do­mest­ic and in­ter­na­tion­al ac­quirers, an on­go­ing drive for con­sol­id­a­tion and an ap­pet­ite for large trans­form­a­tion­al deals driv­ing the mar­ket in the year ahead. Oth­ers, how­ever, ques­tion this op­tim­ism and those ex­pect­ing European M&A to slow and fin­an­cial con­di­tions to worsen have mul­ti­plied, re­flect­ing more mod­er­ate GDP growth but per­haps more sig­ni­fic­antly, con­cern around geo­pol­it­ic­al risk and stock mar­ket volat­il­ity.Key find­ings from our re­search in­clude:M&A con­fid­ence rising. Nearly three-quar­ters of re­spond­ents are con­sid­er­ing a deal in the next 12 months and nearly 25% ex­pect European M&A to in­crease sig­ni­fic­antly (both up from last year’s sur­vey) show­ing con­fid­ence in the mar­ket is still ro­bust.Ap­pet­ite high among over­seas buy­ers. Re­spond­ents pre­dict that over­seas buy­ers will show grow­ing in­terest in the European mar­ket with the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity (92%) ex­pect­ing an in­crease in the num­ber of in­bound trans­ac­tions and nearly two-thirds an­ti­cip­at­ing a fur­ther up-tick in ag­greg­ate in­bound M&A in value for the year ahead.Fin­an­cing con­di­tions re­main buoy­ant. Fin­an­cing op­tions have mul­ti­plied as bank lend­ing cred­it stand­ards and terms and con­di­tions con­tin­ue to ease. Debt cap­it­al mar­kets are more li­quid and private debt and PE funds con­tin­ue to draw in cap­it­al.Our fea­tures in this year’s re­port in­clude art­icles on “Key trends af­fect­ing the European com­pli­ance and reg­u­lat­ory en­vir­on­ment” and, of par­tic­u­lar in­terest in these cur­rent un­cer­tain times, “The rise of pro­tec­tion­ist meas­ures” with­in the EU and oth­er European jur­is­dic­tions.We hope you find the European M&A Out­look in­ter­est­ing and by all means share the re­port with your col­leagues. Our an­nu­al CMS European M&A Study will be pub­lished in spring 2019 when we will re­port back on how this buoy­ant mar­ket has im­pacted M&A trans­ac­tion terms and con­di­tions.
June 2020
CMS Cor­por­ate / M&A Glob­al Bro­chure
A glob­al lead­er in Cor­por­ate / M&AWe ad­vise some of the world’s lead­ing com­pan­ies on mer­gers & ac­quis­i­tions, of­ten in chal­len­ging and cross-bor­der situ­ations. With more than 1,000 law­yers of­fer­ing best-in-class leg­al ex­pert­ise across 41 jur­is­dic­tions, we de­liv­er a seam­less cli­ent ex­per­i­ence and in­vari­ably re­ceive top rank­ings from in­dustry com­ment­at­ors in­clud­ing Bloomberg, Mer­ger­mar­ket and Thom­son Re­u­ters.
Sub­scribe to Cor­por­ate/M&A top­ics

Feed

Show only
01/11/2019
CMS ad­vises Green Gir­affe on its joint ven­ture with Daiwa Se­cur­it­ies
June 2018
Sun­rise’s CHF 500m Swiss Towers sale lights up M & A mar­ket
An­nu­al Re­view 2017-2018
13/09/2017
The ap­plic­a­tion of EU mer­ger con­trol cla­ri­fied: no EC no­ti­fic­a­tion re­quired...
16/06/2017
Deutsche Beteili­gungs AG ad­vised by CMS on selling its shares in ProXES...
07/06/2017
CMS ad­vises FD Me­dia­groep on its in­vest­ment in Springest
28/10/2016
CMS ad­vises As­tra Rail on es­tab­lish­ing joint ven­ture with Green­bri­er Europe
04/07/2014
CMS ad­vises Amer­ic­an Ex­press Com­pany on the sep­ar­a­tion of the Glob­al Busi­ness...
14/05/2013
CMS ad­vises CM-CIC Cap­it­al Fin­ance on the ac­quis­i­tion of a par­ti­cip­a­tion...
23/08/2011
CMS ad­vises Holcim on the sale of shares and en­ter­ing in­to a joint ven­ture
23/08/2011
CMS ad­vises Holcim and Basalt on in­ter­na­tion­al joint ven­ture