M&A lawyers that help businesses navigate the legalities of corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Stephen Wawn & Associates is a civil, commercial and corporate law firm. Since 1964, we have been providing mergers and acquisitions services for individuals, small businesses, medium businesses, larger corporations, and developers in Sydney.
We provide holistic support to the key areas relevant to the transaction such as employment, competition, intellectual property (IP) protection, estate planning, product liability, warranty and indemnity insurance, shareholder agreements and corporate governance.
At Stephen Wawn & Associates, we offer a wide range of mergers and acquisitions services tailored to your unique needs. Whether you are a large corporation looking to expand your footprint or a small business seeking growth opportunities, we have the expertise to guide you through the entire process.
Your merger lawyer at Stephen Wawn & Associates will be able to assist you with thorough solutions to support you throughout the merger.
Stephen Wawn & Associates have overlooked acquisitions for SMEs, developers and large corporations. Your acquisition lawyer at our firm will be there to simplify the process and provide legal advice for each step of the acquisition process.
1. Legal Advice and Counsel
Our M&A lawyers provide expert legal advice that covers every aspect of the merger and acquisition process. This is to ensure that your transaction complies with all relevant laws and regulations, including competition law, to mitigate any potential risks.
2. Structuring M&A Transactions
The structuring of M&A transactions is a critical step that can significantly impact the outcome. We help you determine the most suitable structure, whether it’s a merger, acquisition, or scheme of arrangement.
3. Due Diligence
Due diligence is essential to assess the assets and liabilities of the target company. Our team conducts in-depth legal due diligence such as reviewing contracts, licenses, intellectual property, litigation history and more to uncover any potential issues or hidden risks.
4. Negotiation and Documentation
Our M&A lawyers excel in the negotiation and drafting of legal documentation, ensuring that your interests are protected throughout the transaction.
5. Post-Merger Integration
We provide guidance to streamline the integration process.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Australia are regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) according to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously the Trade Practices Act 1974).
If a company planning an M&A meets a combined threshold, the relevant stakeholders must seek approval from the ACCC before proceeding.
The ACCC body aims to ensure that a merger or acquisition does not lead to anti-competitive behaviour or harm consumers.
It’s never too early to start talking to an advisor about an incredibly important financial decision, such as a merger or acquisition. If you have started thinking about buying, selling or merging, our lawyers can provide legal counsel and due diligence to oversee all the stages of your M&A deal.
Contact us today and find out more. Our M&A lawyers will be happy to walk you through a strategy and responsive support personalised to your objectives.
As M&A lawyers with more than 45 years of experience, you can count on Stephen Wawn & Associates to offer clear, comprehensive and commercial legal advice.