Legal Due Diligence

Legal Due Diligence Solicitors in Manchester, Blackburn and Lancashire

This is the process by which a buyer or Investor in a company, asset or business investigates and raises enquiries on the records of the target to discover whether there are matters on which it requires further information or which it should use as a platform to renegotiate the price. In the acquisition of a business, reports from accountants and legal advisers are usually prepared to record the findings of the legal and financial due diligence process. The due diligence process is supported by warranties and indemnities in the acquisition agreement.

During an M&A process, legal considerations are as important as financial and tax considerations to the success of your transaction.  We can be at your side to help you avoid legal pitfalls by tackling them early on at the negotiation table with the aid of a legal expert. And we’ll help you draft transaction contracts and related documents with the guidance of a business-minded lawyer.

We can support you in:-

  • From initial negotiations to drafting the letter of intent/confidentiality and exclusivity agreement/the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) and negotiating the warranties and indemnities.
  • Carrying out the due diligence process and advising you on the main risks and providing and negotiating solutions to reducing these risks.
  • the legal aspects of the deal structuring and handle its legal implementation.
  • Ascertaining and advising on the impact of existing employment conditions on the potential transaction, and advising you on any information or consultation obligations towards the employees and/or their representatives.