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.

3rd Edition | Published: March 2019

Hot Topic: Global M&A: “Politics by other means” and the Weaponization of Global M&A

Global M&A, including cross-border M&A, had a strong 2018.  Hiding below the surface of the data, however, are a number of disturbing trends that do not bode well for continuing strength in cross-border M&A.  Perhaps the most significant trend is what has been referred to by some commentators as the “weaponization of global M&A”—the use …

Hot Topic: The Hot Topic in United States M&A – Corwin

INTRODUCTION The general question of corporate governance can be summarized, in the context of public companies, as three interrelated questions:  who has decision-making authority; how are they constrained in the exercise of that authority; and how are they held accountable for that exercise?  In this model, the U.S. approach to corporate governance has historically been …

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UAE

Winston & Strawn LLP

United Kingdom

Latham & Watkins

United States

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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