Our M&A team assists clients on their expansion and optimization strategies both in the domestic and international context through acquisitions or disposals of companies and businesses as well as through joint ventures (JV) vehicles and arrangements.  We are able to provide the full spectrum of services involved in M&A legal services, from conducting legal due diligence to closing the deal.  Our experience in complex cross border deals ensures that clients benefit from our anticipation of potential issues, innovative suggestions to structuring the deal, and an overall minimization of execution risks.

Our M&A experience spans a wide array of sectors including food & beverages, insurance, healthcare, industrial, shipping, technology and retail. As a full service law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions, we help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are. Our clients have interests around the world, and Fichte & Co is able to deliver across a wide range of jurisdictions by working with with closely linked partner law firms and strong personal relationships.

Fichte & Co provides a different model for companies in need of M&A legal services in different parts of the world or in-house lawyers looking to instruct firms on cross-border matters, as through our international network we can provide quality legal services, with jurisdictional or practice-specific knowledge that is essential when clients are looking for viable alternatives in who to instruct.

As with all other aspects of Fichte & Co, every effort is undertaken to minimize the fees associated with corporate assignments. We know the enormous pressure that corporate counsel is under to keep their budgets in line and to minimize outside counsel fees, and we pride ourselves on delivering on time and on budget.

Key Transactions:

  • A multi-state owned shipping company based in the GCC region on various aspects of its proposed M&A combination with a German based shipping company including compliance with UAE companies law, group reorganization, optimization and transformation of key group companies throughout the GCC region.
  • A Saudi Arabian conglomerate operating in the petrochemical and fuel additive sector on the formation of a JV, drafting the shareholders agreement and the articles of association of the joint venture company, corporate governance of the company, and the acquisition of entities in the UAE, Japan, and India, as well as the bridge financing of a UAE and Japanese entity.
  • A Saudi Arabian family owned Insurance Group on potentially entering into a JV with an American for-profit managed healthcare company for establishing a medical insurance business in the UAE.
  • A UAE based private joint stock company operating in the food sector on corporate governance and compliance (including registration with the DFM for availing share registry services) and its capitalization up to AED 300 million to fund its strategic acquisitions and investments in various food companies in the UAE.

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At Fichte & Co, Managing Partner Jasmin Fichte leads a team that is ‘impeccable, in all areas.’ It handles an array of high-value claims for international clients and government entities.

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Mergers & Acquisitions was last modified: February 2nd, 2020 by Fichte Legal