Company law | M&A
BDO’s core legal competence includes company law and M&A advisory. Our strength lies in an interdisciplinary approach, with BDO's own team of seasoned auditors, tax advisors and corporate finance experts on hand to help tackle complex questions.
Company foundation and (re)location | Recapitalisation| Equity-based compensation
We advise you on all types of company foundation, whether you’re planning a start-up, subsidiary of a Swiss or foreign group entity, joint venture or other special-purpose vehicle (e.g. acquisition company). We also guide you through the process of registering branches of Swiss or foreign entities.
BDO can support you with your capital increases and decreases, share buybacks, or distributions of non-cash dividends, and provides advice on various equity-based compensation models.
Corporate Governance | Compliance
We advise and support boards of directors and executive management with questions around the formal organisation of their company. We can help you prepare for and hold board and general meetings, and create intragroup agreements. We also assist with formal management of affiliates and matters related to shareholders and related parties.
BDO is your partner for comprehensive advice on all aspects of your corporate transaction. Benefit from our buy- and sell-side experience with companies of all sizes and industries, as well as the insights and input gained through close collaboration with other BDO professionals in areas such as tax and corporate finance.
Restructuring is an area of core competence within BDO's Legal team. We support you with your plans, whether in the context of operational reorganisation, a financial restructuring measure, preparation for a sale, part of post-M&A integration, or related to realising a joint venture.
Our expertise at a glance
- Capital increases, capital decreases and distributions
- Legal Due Diligence
- Joint Ventures
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Reorganisations, mergers, demergers, conversions, asset transfers
- Intragroup agreements (e.g. loans, service level agreements, licensing agreements)
- Organisational and management regulations
- Property purchase agreements, Lex Friedrich/Koller