McDermott has particular strength and significant experience handling post-merger integrations. Our dedicated corporate reorganization team, located in 19 offices around the globe, has led major, global post-merger and post-acquisition integration projects for large, public companies. Our lawyers understand the difficulties and opportunities that companies encounter in these projects and are well-positioned to identify and advise on such issues. We bring cutting-edge solutions to complex projects, including in the areas of:
Maintaining tax planning structures
Protecting and efficiently organizing ownership of intellectual property, including valuable trade names, and assisting with valuation of IP
Segregating legacy liabilities associated with litigation
Maintaining necessary treasury and cash planning functions
Addressing commercial problems (e.g., triggering “change of control,” “non-assignment” or termination provisions in commercial contracts)
Resolving labor and employment issues (e.g., “constructive terminations,” collective bargaining agreement, or works councils problems)
Reducing the number of legal entities to achieve an efficient and effective global structure
Serving as global coordinating counsel for an NYSE consumer products company on the global integration (involving more than 25 countries) of assets and entities following a multi-billion dollar acquisition, including advising on corporate, real estate, intellectual property and tax matters.
Advised a multinational mobile equipment manufacturer on a project involving post-merger integration of more than 200 legal entities in more than 20 countries.
Advised a conglomerate with regard to multiple projects that eliminated hundreds of legal entities acquired through acquisitions.
Advised a global pharmaceutical company in a post-merger integration reorganization.
Advised a multinational oil and gas corporation in a post-merger integration reorganization.
Advised a multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer in a post-merger integration reorganization.
Advised one of the world’s largest sportswear manufacturing companies in the restructuring of its European operations following the acquisition of a licensee
Advised a prescription lens manufacturer on several post-acquisition restructuring/ integration projects in France, Germany, Ireland and Italy, manufacturing operations in China and Hong Kong and the transfer of certain functions from the Nordic area to the UK.