Advising listed companies and their shareholders is complex and multifaceted. GLNS has many years of comprehensive experience in this area and is regularly mandated by renowned companies and investors from a wide range of industries.
In addition to "housekeeping" under stock corporation law, we regularly assist listed companies in the preparation and conduct of their - also critical - general meetings. Another focus of our work lies in advising on capital measures as well as integration and structural measures under stock corporation law (taking private), such as the conclusion of domination and profit transfer agreements, the implementation of squeeze-outs and delisting and downlisting. In this context, we also represent companies, shareholders and board members in court proceedings, in particular in actions for avoidance and nullity against resolutions of the general meeting, in release and award proceedings as well as in actions for damages due to breaches of duty or their defence (manager liability and D&O issues; see also the section on disputes under stock corporation and capital markets law).
Shareholders, strategic investors and financial investors have trusted us for many years in the acquisition or sale of shareholdings in listed companies (see also Private Equity and Private M&A), in the exercise of their shareholder rights and in IPOs and corporate actions (see also Finance). Our teams always work very closely together across disciplines, enabling us to handle complex mandates comprehensively and seamlessly.
Last but not least, GLNS also advises bidders, target companies and board members in public takeover processes and on the defence against hostile public takeover bids. This is one of our core competences. We also regularly and comprehensively assist our clients in other special situations, such as activist shareholders or investors (shareholder activism and investor activism) (see also Public M&A).