Post M&A and breach of warranty disputes

When a business acquisition turns sour, we have the expertise to help you resolve matters effectively.

Inorganic growth is crucial to any business. However, post transaction, things aren’t always what you expect.

Claims arising from breach of warranty, breach of covenants, misrepresentation and even fraud can follow any transaction. If deferred consideration is involved such disputes are even more likely.

If you have acquired a company and it was worth less than you paid, has debts or liabilities not disclosed, or has breached statutory duties or regulations, we have the expertise needed. Conversely, if you have sold your business and have been denied monies due, or excluded from management, then our team can help.

Our lawyers

Our litigators understand the importance of minimising impact and risk and seeking to resolve disputes quickly. They work with corporate and commercial colleagues to ensure you get the best outcome.

Our experience

We have a wealth of expertise post M&A and warranty disputes. Some examples include advising: 

  • in derivative action Bhullar v Bhullar [2016] 1 BCLC 106 concerning payments made to a company director and a prospective indemnity from company funds
  • for an private equity investor who acquired company only to discover post completion that staff had been bribing a high street retailer to secure lucrative contracts in breach of the Bribery Act and anti-bribery warranties provided
  • in respect of all aspects of warranty & indemnity (W&I) and contingent tax insurance, including by advising buyers on the scope of coverage provided by buyer-side policies, and the notification of claims and circumstances which may give rise to claim under such policies

Our clients

We represent organisations throughout various sectors including manufacturing, food, waste, technology, finance, life sciences and sport:

  • Lotus Cars Limited
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Aquaterra Energy Limited
  • Tradebe
  • JSC Alfa Bank
  • QV Foods Limited
  • Bidfresh Limited
  • Indo European Foods Limited
  • Phoenix Medical Supplies Limited
  • RLC Langford Lodeg
  • SilverRail Technologies UK
  • Horiba Mira Limited
  • Centrica
  • Swissport
  • Elster Metering Limited

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