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.

6th Edition | Published:April 2022

Hot Topic: “ Ordinary Course ” Covenants in U.S. Merger Agreements Post-COVID-19

The phrase “ordinary course of business” has been, for decades, a staple of acquisition agreements, where it appears frequently in representations, warranties and covenants.  Despite its ubiquitous use, it was not until recently that the Delaware courts for the first time ruled on what constitutes “ordinary course of business” when a company is facing unforeseen …

Hot Topic: Carve-Out Transactions: Particularities under Swiss Law

After the market experienced an unprecedented disruption in 2020 induced by a global pandemic and a subsequent economic downturn, a substantial recovery in market activity in general but also in transaction activity especially took place in the following year. The upswing also led to an increased level of carve-out trans-actions in Switzerland which thus continue …

Austria

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Belgium

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

China

DaHui Lawyers

Colombia

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán

Cyprus

KINANIS LLC

Egypt

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

France

Winston & Strawn LLP

Greece

Rokas Law Firm

Italy

Nunziante Magrone

Japan

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Kuwait

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Liechtenstein

Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd

Mexico

Chévez Ruiz Zamarripa

Norway

Aabø-Evensen & Co Advokatfirma

Peru

Rubio Leguía Normand

Portugal

Abreu Advogados

Qatar

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

Romania

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Singapore

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

Slovenia

Jadek & Pensa

Spain

Cases & Lacambra

Sweden

Hammarskiöld

Tanzania

IMMMA Advocates

Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd.

United Kingdom

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

United States

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP