Takeover disputes

Corporate takeovers often result in disputes: on whether negotiations have been broken off lawfully, breaches of the guarantees given by the seller occurred; on differing interpretations of contractual provisions; or the determination of takeover balance sheets.


The lawyers from the litigation team are regularly engaged by companies, private equity investors and financial institutions for advice and assistance in takeover disputes. Before or after, the deal is effected.


Relevant experience:


  • assistance to a telecommunications company in proceedings on whether a flotation qualified as ‘IPO’ agreed upon in a shareholder agreement;

  • assistance to a trading company in proceedings on the determination of a takeover balance sheet and the settlement of the sale of a company; 

  • assistance to a private equity investor in the collection of a break fee, owed in connection with a takeover that fell through; 

  • assistance to the acquiring party in proceedings in which an amendment to the takeover agreement was being demanded on grounds of error; 

  • advice and litigation in various cases concerning guarantee-, indemnity- and escrow claims.