We offer a range of services in connection with the acquisition and disposal of businesses, as well as disputes between shareholders and joint venture partners. We work with clients throughout a transaction process to minimise the risk of dispute and maximise the value from the deal. In instances where disputes cannot be avoided, our specialists help to secure the best result possible through the resolution process.
Our Transaction and shareholder disputes & investigation services include:
Leveraging our expertise of resolving transaction disputes, before an agreement is signed, we can advise on the drafting of robust completion accounts or earn out mechanisms and processes. We assist in reducing ambiguity in the accounting aspects of purchase price adjustments and help minimise the risk of disputes arising post-deal. We also help to maximise the deal value during the completion accounts preparation process by advising on how terms of agreements can be used to full advantage.
We assist post-completion of a transaction, whether advising parties in undertaking warranty compliance reviews and assisting with consequential warranty claims or in making submissions to an independent expert in relation to completion accounts or earn-out disputes. Our professionals can also act as independent experts in such disputes. We also have experience in transaction related misrepresentation and professional negligence claims.
In addition to assisting with the accounting aspects of transactions, our corporate investigations team undertakes forensic due diligence on target companies and individuals prior to the completion of deals. For transactions involving regulated entities, we have a team of specialists who can review compliance with regulations such as anti-money laundering regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, etc.
Our shareholder dispute services help to resolve disputes between shareholders and joint venture partners. Such disputes may arise, for example, as a result of differences of opinion concerning contractual liabilities, suspected fraud or negligence or actions that prejudice minority interests.
Senior Manager, Advisory Services