The M&A work of publicly listed companies and private corporations represents a significant proportion of our daily activity.  Because we commit ourselves to each project, Merilampi is considered to be one of the most reliable and competent advisors in the field of M&A.

We use our experience and ability to see the big picture to take care of all kind of transaction efficiently and with success. Our merger and acquisitions team has gained experience in many high-level and complex transactions that have involved both domestic and international clients.

As a rule, M&A transactions involve a variety of legal areas such as competition, environmental, intellectual property and IT. We make sure that in M&A transactions our specialists are always involved to the extent required in order to secure the best possible expertise for our clients.


  • Public tender offers and mandatory redemption offers
  • Mergers, de-mergers and restructurings
  • Acquisitions and divestments of significant equity holdings
  • Corporation acquisitions and divestments
  • Public to private transactions
  • Business acquisitions and divestments
  • Outsourcing arrangements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Founding of joint ventures
  • Legal due diligence investigations in various business transactions

Due Diligence

Legal due diligence forms an integral part of our services. Careful and well-planned legal due diligence investigations provide essential information that is needed in order to evaluate the object of any transaction and ensure that the purchaser is fully aware of any eventual legal risks and possible obstacles to the consummation of the transaction. Thus, it serves the interests of our clients during negotiations and in the implementation and in the integration phases of the transaction.

A properly conducted investigation requires in-depth expertise in various areas of law. Our specialists ensure that legal due diligence investigations are conducted in a way that is both efficient and cost-effective.


  • Planning, coordinating and supervising a full due diligence investigation of the target company
  • Legal due diligence of the buyer
  • Legal due diligence of the seller (vendor due diligence)
  • Interviews with top management as a part of legal due diligence
  • Complete inspect report with all of our observations and executive summaries
  • Data room with full facilities