Globalization has exponentially increased the market for M & A. A merger is a process used by companies for the purpose of expanding their operations often aiming at an increase of their long term profitability. Usually mergers occur by mutual consent where executives from the target company help those from the purchaser in a due diligence process to ensure that the deal is beneficial to both parties. Acquisitions can also happen through a hostile takeover by purchasing the majority of outstanding shares of a company in the open market against the wishes of the target's shareholders and board. Every corporate transaction demands the right structure, careful risk analysis and forward planning to deliver value and convince the market that the deal makes sense. The finance, tax, employment and intellectual property requirements must be aligned with the strategic objectives of the deal. Our corporate team work to assist multinational enterprises in structuring and restructuring their domestic and international transactions and operations. We represent buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions of all types and sizes, including both negotiated and hostile transactions. The ability of our team to work together seamlessly, coordinate complex global transactions successfully, address regulatory requirements, prepare local documentation, advise on tax matters, assist in due diligence investigations and deliver the required legal opinions covering multiple jurisdictions is an aspect of our practice.