Stibbe is one of the leading merger and acquisition law firms in private and public transactions in the Benelux area (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), providing a genuine full-service M&A offering. As such, we act on headline public takeovers, mergers and acquisitions of listed and private companies, privatisations, joint ventures, buyouts, divestments, auctions and tender offers.
Arbitration clauses have become commonplace in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Disputes in this area frequently lead to complex and high value arbitrations, often concerning representations and warranties, price adjustment mechanisms, conditions precedent and other contractual arrangements. We assemble tailor-made teams of arbitration specialists and M&A specialists –many with experience in both practice areas – to best represent the commercial needs of our clients at every stage of the process. This may involve involving arbitration specialists in potentially litigious stages of a transaction while, even during the fiercest arbitration proceedings, keeping an eye on possible alternative solutions that might also - or even better - meet our client's objectives.