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What we do

M&A Transaction Support

Whether for business acquisition or divestiture, it’s important to:

  • Undertake full due diligence on technology, domain names and IP assets (IT/IP) used by the target business; and
  • Assess how that use can continue so the business can be smoothly transitioned.

We’ve been involved in IT and IP aspects of numerous merger and acquisition deals, both in private practice and in-house. We can help you to:

  • Assess and negotiate how, and for how long, the target business can use shared IT/IP;
  • Undertake full due diligence on technology, domain names and IP assets (IT/IP) used by the target business; and
  • Review agreements relating to IT/IP, including to ensure it can be transferred or shared – and to assess whether there are any penalties that might apply as a result;
  • Review any agreements the buyer may already have with vendors / licensors – eg, to see if IT/IP can be merged into the buyer’s existing enterprise licence agreements;
  • Assess any other legal or regulatory risks associated with the IT/IP; and
  • Assess any other operational risks or impacts that may arise through merging the target business with any existing business of the buyer.

We can also draft, and help you negotiate, transitional services and licence/assignment agreements to facilitate smooth migration of the target into its new corporate structure.