Fields of practice

Sale & Business Acquisition

The sale of a business constitutes a complex operation. In addition to multiple strategic and financial considerations, both the seller and the buyer must take into account the fiscal and legal aspects.  Considering their often diverging interests, the parties will have to conduct serious negotiations in order to reach a mutual agreement.  For example, the choice of a transactional vehicle (sale of shares or sale of assets) will oppose the best interest of the seller and of the buyer. The seller may profit from a sizeable fiscal exemption by carrying out a sale of shares. Meanwhile, the buyer will instead prefer to carry out a sale of assets so that he does not need to assume the business’ liabilities (known or occult).

Whether you wish to sell your business or rather increase its growth through an acquisition, you can benefit from the expertise of  Lecours, Hébert Lawyers as our team will assist you throughout the process. From drawing up or studying an initial offer, to drafting and signing contracts, through due diligence, the legal business expertise of our law firm is at your disposal.