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Mergers and Acquisitions

Deciding to acquire or join forces with another business is undoubtedly a major commercial decision. The motivation to evolve a business in this way can include wanting to buy greater market reach; cross-selling new products into an existing customer base or turning around a failing business. Mergers and acquisitions can entail lengthy and complicated legal processes and getting the legal detail right is essential. The experienced commercial law team at Hodders will provide you with a one-stop legal shop, drawing in experts from all disciplines of law.

Company & Competition Law

The acquisition of a business is heavily regulated to ensure that shareholders are treated fairly. There are strict rules around how shareholders must be communicated with; liquidation and the issue of share capital; the bid process and how the deal is constructed. Depending on the circumstances, competition law issues may arise if there is a possibility that the new entity is deemed to result in unfair competition or market dominance in a market sector. We can assist you with all of your company and competition law issues and provide practical advice on the legal structure of the new business.

Employment Law

Economies of scale are very often one of the principle drivers behind a merger or acquisition. This might potentially result in the reduction of staff numbers through redundancy. We can keep you fully briefed on your TUPE obligations and help to ensure that you avoid any potential industrial relations issues.

Due Diligence

You want to be sure that you have all the facts before going ahead with the deal. As part of the due diligence process, we will investigate whether there are any past, current or pending litigation matters, that the ownership of assets is verified and what contractual obligations you might inherit.

To find out more about how we can assist you with mergers and acquisitions, please call us free of charge on 0808 168 8677 or email us at

Call us on 0808 168 8677 (local rate) to find out more about our Mergers and Acquisitions law services or alternatively go to "Meet the Team" to contact one of our specialists directly.

With solicitors offices in Battersea, Hanover Square London, Harlesden, Harrow and Wembley, Hodders Law can provide the services of a local solicitor backed up by the strength of a big firm expertise.

Our Testimonials

“Dear Karen,

Thank you very much indeed for all that you, William Brown, and your support team at Hodders have done in connection with this purchase, and with the associated sale of Wallers Haven Barn. There were many times when I thought that we were not going to make one or the other, and it is in very large part down to your persistence that we are exchanged. Your care, patience and attention to detail have been much appreciated.

Mr L
March 2016


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