Marein Smits, Tim Carapiet en Thom Schölvinck are the authors of the Q&A on the process of mergers and acquisitions and related subject matters, on The Questions Library – www.tql.nl. Registration to gain access to the Q&A is free of charge. The Q&A is in Dutch. The follow matters are discussed: type of companies, transfer of undertaking, the take over process, the pre contractual phase, the letter of intent, the position of management/owner, due diligence, common provisions of the purchase agreement, the works council, the SER merger rules 2000, merger control and limitation on acquisition financing. Please contacts us if you have any questions regarding your envisaged acquisition or sale.