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Ackfords has extensive expertise in all areas of business law, in particular corporate and commercial law. 

Especially, the firm assists its clients with their mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

The firm provides both advisory and litigation services to meet all its clients’ needs.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ackfords has extensive experience and expertise in providing legal support to its clients in the area of mergers and acquisitions, both for acquisitions and sales of companies, groups of companies or assets, and for restructuring operations.

It advises its clients on the structuring of their acquisition/sale operations, carries out legal, tax and employment law audits and assists them in drafting and negotiating the legal agreements – non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, share purchase agreements, representations & warranties agreements, etc.

Ackfords also assists its clients with their joint venture projects, negotiating and drafting the agreements required to set up these projects – articles of association, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, etc.

Finally, the firm assists its clients with their restructuring operations – mergers, demergers, partial transfers of assets – from the structuring of these operations through to their actual completion. In this context, it prepares and drafts all the legal documentation and performs all the acts necessary for the successful completion of these transactions.

Ackfords has extensive private equity expertise, enabling it to provide effective support to its clients, whether financial investors – investment funds / asset management companies, business angels -, target companies or managers, in connection with fund-raising and leveraged buy-outs.

In this context, the firm assists them by carrying out audits and drafting and negotiating all the documentation required for the successful completion of these transactions – investment agreements, articles of association and shareholders’ agreements, sale purchase agreements, representations & warranties agreements, etc.

Finally, he also advises the managers of target companies on the structuring of their management packages and the preparation of the legal documents needed to set up these profit-sharing tools.

Private Equity

Corporate Laws

Ackfords prepares and drafts all the corporate documentation for its clients’ companies and other groupings.

The firm assists with the incorporation of these structures – choice of corporate form, drafting of articles of association and shareholders’ agreements – throughout their corporate life – legal monitoring of general meetings, transformation, etc. – and at the end of their term – amicable liquidation, dissolution without liquidation.

Ackfords has also acquired particular expertise in assisting its clients with the development and adaptation of their corporate governance and the management of the risks associated with this governance, as well as in setting up profit-sharing plans for their managers and employees.

Ackfords has also developed a strong practice in providing legal support to clients facing economic and financial difficulties. In this respect, the firm works alongside clients in both preventive proceedings (ad hoc mandate, conciliation) and insolvency proceedings (safeguard, receivership and liquidation) before the commercial Courts.

Insolvency Law

Commercial Laws

Ackfords assists its clients with the drafting and negotiation of their business transfer agreements, lease agreements, commercial contracts, distribution contracts, terms and conditions of sale or use, etc.

The firm brings its expertise and experience to ensure the legal security of these agreements, to defend its clients’ interests as effectively as possible and to limit their exposure to legal risk as effectively as possible.

Ackfords assists its clients in the management of their pre-litigation and litigation relating to the performance of their commercial contracts or the recovery of their receivables. It also assists them with post-completion disputes arising from the acquisition / sale of companies or assets.

Ackfords has also acquired expertise in resolving conflicts between shareholders. The firm regularly assists its clients in negotiating solutions to resolve such disputes, in particular through mediation procedures, or by assisting them in their legal disputes or arbitration proceedings.

& Arbitration


The firm has developed skills to assist its clients, financial institutions and investment funds, with their financing transactions, from the legal structuring of these transactions to the drafting and negotiation of the agreements relating to the implementation of financing and the setting up of security interests.