M&A and Corporate Restructuring

Our firm has successfully acted as the Cyprus based legal advisor in a master corporate restructuring plan of a top 100 beverage company. The master plan included, a local merger in Cyprus; an intra group cross-border merger between a Cyprus company (as the transferring entity) and a Dutch company (as the acquiring entity); as well as a corporate conversion by way of a spin-off in Germany.

Our firm has also jointly advised the group on certain aspects of the new Directive (EU) 2019/2121 (known as the “Mobility Directive”) and analysed in particular the protection mechanisms and related risks for the group’s creditors; shareholders as well as for the 1.000+ employees affected by the said master plan.

Our Nicosia office cooperated in this project with top tier firms in Germany and the Netherlands. Transaction management and coordination services have also been provided by a French tier 1 advisory firm, being the primary advisors of the group’s headquarters.