The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of Merger & Acquisitions laws and regulations across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about market sectors, regulatory authorities, due diligence, deal protection, public disclosure, governing law, director duties and key influencing factors influencing M&A activity over the next two years.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Richard Hall of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

4th Edition | Published: March 2020

Hot Topic: Guarantee of performance in the acquisition of company shares

The background – The complex economic scenario resulting from the 2008 global crisis has affected, in different ways, areas of business conduct that had previously been largely immune from uncertainty, inability or unwillingness of the parties involved to maintain and perform the actions required of them in order to properly implement their intentions and commitments. …

Hot Topic: U.S. M&A Activism

Shareholder activism, including activism connected to actual or potential M&A transactions, has been part of the US M&A landscape for over 30 years. However, the last several years have seen a resurgence in M&A activism, with new and aggressive activists rewriting the playbook for M&A activism. The increase in M&A activism in the U.S. is …

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Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Racine Attorneys

China

DaHui Lawyers

Colombia

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán

Croatia

Krehić & Partners in cooperation with Deloitte Legal

Cyprus

Prountzos & Prountzos LLC

Ecuador

Noboa, Peña & Torres

Egypt

Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

Greece

Rokas International Law Firm

Hungary

Oppenheim

Iceland

BBA Fjeldco

Italy

Nunziante Magrone

Japan

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Myanmar

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Norway

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Peru

Rubio Leguía Normand

Philippines

MOSVELDTT Law Offices

Portugal

RRP Advogados

Qatar

Al Tamimi & Company In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri

Russia

King & Spalding LLP

Slovenia

Law Firm Miro Senica and Attorneys, Ltd.

Sweden

Hammarskiöld & Co

Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin

Taiwan

K&L Gates – Taiwan

Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

UAE

Winston & Strawn LLP

United Kingdom

Latham & Watkins

United States

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP