Privatisation

While privatisations can be seen as being typical M&A transactions, just with a very specific seller, as a rule they are much more complex, involving very different interest groups on the side of the state or municipality. Our extensive experience in the Baltics and Belarus allows us to see both sides of the story – whether it is buying a business from the state or municipality (via participating in public tenders) or initiating negotiations directly, or advising on privatising companies in a professional way and proper tender processes in order to get the best value for our clients. In cases where there are attempts to exert political influence, our clients highly appreciate our impartial and locally informed legal advice, our transparent operations and our experience in tackling complexities of this kind – which we do hand in hand with our Government Relations team.

We can help you with

  • Advice on privatisation procedures and possible process scenarios
  • Structuring privatisation transactions
  • Negotiations with privatisation agencies and governmental/municipal authorities
  • Assistance with preparing bid documentation
  • Legal and tax due diligence of enterprises or other assets under privatisation
  • Drafting and negotiating privatisation and investment agreements
  • Advice on post-privatisation business restructuring
  • Representation in privatisation-related disputes

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