Mergers & Acquisitions in Malta
We operate in a climate of stiff competition, technological innovation and market volatility so corporate re-structuring whether through acquisitions, mergers or alliances is of vital importance. Corporate re-structuring enables organisations to respond rapidly and effectively to new opportunities and pressures. In this context, advice on the appropriate structure approach and ensuring that the proper legal documents and agreements are in place, is key to making any such exercise a successful one.
EMD’s services in this area of corporate mergers and acquisitions typically include:
- Legal due diligence;
- Tax due diligence;
- Financial due diligence;
- Transaction structuring and contract drafting and negotiation;
- Advice on specific aspects of Maltese law including regulatory issues, competition law, intellectual property, corporate law and employment law issues.
We advise our clients to carry out the due diligence exercise as early as possible to ensure that any risks or liabilities are discovered and resolved in the early stages of the discussions. Our clients include gaming companies, pharmaceutical companies, financial services providers and information and communication technology companies.
EMD is a multidisciplinary firm and can therefore provide its clients with added value during the due diligence process since the legal, tax and financial due diligence can be provided in one place by a team set-up on an ad hoc basis to reflect the particular needs of the client. Members of the team typically include lawyers and accountants practicing in tax, antitrust and competition, real estate, banking and financial services, and litigation.
These services are often offered to foreign companies seeking to merge with or acquire companies registered in Malta. EMD is also in a position to rope in other expertise, whether in Malta or otherwise, as circumstances may dictate.