Mergers & acquisitions


Financier Worldwide Magazine

June 2017 Issue

The mergers & acquisitions (M&A) landscape has been a major success story across the globe in recent years, with 2014 and 2015 a boom time and 2016, although falling short of the previous two years, prodigious nevertheless. As far as M&A in 2017 is concerned, the ongoing political uncertainties caused by Brexit and the result of the US presidential election, not to mention regulatory upheavals and sluggish growth in emerging markets, is expected to play a major role in shaping the dealmaking environment. That said, the overall consensus is that there will be a bounceback in activity, with the US forecast to be one of the top three regions to see a big increase in M&A activity.

FORUM: Managing cyber and technology risks in M&A

FW moderates a discussion on managing cyber and technology risks in M&A, between Michael Bruemmer at Experian Consumer Services, Emilian Papadopoulos at Good Harbor Security Risk Management, Jonathan Trull at Microsoft, and Samuel Pearse at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

The narrowing window for the ‘merger tax’ in M&A stockholder lawsuits

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Recent court decisions reflect a significant shift in the treatment of the so-called ‘merger tax’ – lawsuits filed by stockholders following the public announcement of a merger or acquisition of a public corporation, which allege that the...

Recent developments in Canadian public mergers & acquisitions

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP The last 12 months have been characterised by a number of significant developments in the regulation and practice of Canadian public M&A. During the period there has been: (i) a substantial overhaul of the early warning reporting regime...

LATAM sees record M&A but uncertainty remains

Marval O’Farrell Mairal 2015 saw record M&A transaction value levels of almost $5 trillion worldwide. However, in 2016, the economic uncertainty created by Brexit and the US presidential elections caused a drop in the value of transactions, with Latin American...

Minority shareholder rights in M&A transactions in Latin America

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A.S. In the last few years, minority shareholders have become more active in using their legal rights in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in Colombia and in other countries in Latin America. Most of the lawsuits...

The outlook for M&A in Brazil

ALFA Valuation & Advisory At the global level, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity was robust in 2016, showing resilience against economic and regulatory pressures and political shocks. According to JP Morgan, total deal volume was the third highest on record at...

Assessing the risk: compliance due diligence

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalts AG The acquisition of a company without conducting a due diligence investigation is barely conceivable, not least because the creditors financing the purchase price usually ask for a due diligence report. Due diligence contains different workstreams...

Corporate law reform in Ukraine: 12 months of progress

CMS We have witnessed impressive progress in the transformation of Ukrainian corporate laws and regulations throughout the past 12 months. Although some of the legislative initiatives are still pending completion (e.g., a draft law on debt...

M&A trends in New Zealand and Australia

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Recent years have been buoyant times for M&A in New Zealand and Australia, with a steady flow of transactional activity underpinned by strong interest from offshore investors, cashed up private equity funds and large corporates with strong balance...

Is no target too big? – consortium break-up bids in a post-Asciano world

Herbert Smith Freehills The $9bn consortium bid by ASX-listed logistics group Qube and global alternative asset manager Brookfield for logistics giant Asciano (following a year-long bidding war between them) has major companies reassessing whether...

Q&A: Merger control and regulatory compliance in 2017

FW moderates a discussion on merger control and regulatory compliance in 2017 between Peter Alexiadis at Gibson Dunn, Ulrich Soltész at Gleiss Lutz, Jay Modrall at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and Matthew P. Hendrickson at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.


ALFA Valuation & Advisory


Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Experian Consumer Services

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gleiss Lutz

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A.S.

Good Harbor Security Risk Management

Herbert Smith Freehills

Marval O’Farrell Mairal



Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalts AG

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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