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Corporate Reorganizations

The global challenges of a constantly changing regulatory landscape and the need for complex groups to have efficient corporate and operating business reporting lines means companies have to regularly review their own global entity structures.

When combined with strategic acquisitions or divestitures, business transformation plans, financial reporting or fiscal changes in any particular jurisdiction or releasing capital within a group, in house teams whether legal, compliance, finance, treasury or tax can become stretched.

Eversheds Sutherlands cross-border teams routinely advise on and implement restructuring and rationalisation projects designed to achieve the business needs outlined and to minimise the burdens of complex corporate structures. The teams also work on integration projects post acquisition as well as reorganisations or carve outs required for a disposal. Cash and dividend release programs are also a core strength of the team.

Working along your financial, commercial risk, tax and legal teams we can add valuable support, either via one off projects or regular retainer arrangements, through each restructuring or rationalisation process

Typical corporate reorganizations

Change is the new norm and each month companies are contemplating how to transform their current business set-ups to create efficiencies, maximize use of invested capital, simplify corporate structures and entity management, or improve fiscal and regulatory compliance. Although each reorganization is unique, the majority of business transformations will typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • spin-offs, separations and carve-outs
  • legal entity rationalization and simplification
  • cash utilization (e.g. cash pools, dividends payments, intra-group financing) and cash repatriation
  • establishment of corporate headquarters and holding company structures
  • cross-border mergers, redomiciliations and migrations
  • post-merger/acquisition integrations
  • establishment of fiscal units between group companies
  • establishment of supply chain structures
  • joint-ventures
  • other types of business transformations

Our approach to reorganizations

Our approach to reorganizations
  • strategic planning and road map creation, including consideration of how geo-political factors can affect your reorganization
  • integral legal project management workflows
  • effective implementation

Getting close to your strategy

Getting close to your strategyWe understand your business. Whether improving business efficiency, maximising the use of invested capital, simplifying complex corporate structures or ensuring regulatory compliance, we offer bespoke structuring advice across all key areas of law. We also recognise the importance of following any large scale M&A transaction, with the swift integration of assets, people and companies into the acquirer’s structure.

We have undertaken reorganization projects for more than 100 global clients that are headquartered in virtually every part of the world. The team works closely with multinational corporations that need to reorganize regularly to release capital and create business integration and efficient global corporate structures.


"The Eversheds Sutherland team made a significant contribution to the design and execution of this transaction. The competence, skill and attitude of the team has enabled us to complete this complex deal in record time. Colleagues from other divisions are already asking for support from the attorneys involved, which can serve as a clear indication of what Eversheds Sutherland has done on this project."

Lars Sjobring, General Counsel of Autoliv

Our Corporate Reorganizations team

Our corporate reorganizations teamWe have created a leading team covering corporate reorganizations, carveouts, integration and cash management. We are able to support the implementation of all types of business transformation. Our corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance, employment, pensions, IP, IT, and Real Estate lawyers work together across jurisdictions and disciplines to help clients implement new, fiscal efficient structures.

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