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.

5th Edition | Published: April 2021

Hot Topic: SPAC Transactions in the United States

In 2020, amidst the sweeping changes in business and social behavior resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the surge in the activity of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) emerged as one of the new and most prominent M&A topics in the United States.  Although SPACs have existed in various forms since the 1990s, they have not …

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

2020 brought an unprecedented market disruption: a global pandemic and a subsequent economic downturn. Many companies try to recover from the effects of the (still ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic by raising liquidity and refocusing on their core business. As a result, we have noticed a significant increase of carve-out transactions in Switzerland in the last 12 …

Hot Topic: Post-Pandemic and Brexit Gibraltar: A Market Ripening for M&A Activity

Financial Services have for many years been a mainstay of the Gibraltar offering, in particular the online gaming industry (for which Gibraltar is a World leader), the insurance sector (with Gibraltar companies insuring 1 in 5 cars in the UK) and more recently in the burgeoning Fintech space (where Gibraltar has led the way on …

Austria

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

China

DaHui Lawyers

Colombia

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

Cyprus

Prountzos & Prountzos LLC

Egypt

Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

Hungary

Oppenheim

Italy

Nunziante Magrone

Japan

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Liechtenstein

Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd

Mexico

Chévez Ruiz Zamarripa

Myanmar

Myanmar Legal MHM Legal

Norway

Aabø-Evensen & Co Advokatfirma

Pakistan

RIAA BARKER GILLETTE

Peru

Rubio Leguía Normand

Philippines

MOSVELDTT Law

Portugal

Raposo Bernardo

Puerto Rico

Estrella LLC

Qatar

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

Romania

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Russia

King & Spalding LLP

Singapore

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

Sweden

Hammarskiöld & Co

Taiwan

K&L Gates

Tanzania

IMMMA Advocates

Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd.

Turkey

Çiftçi Attorney Partnership

UAE

Winston & Strawn LLP

United Kingdom

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

United States

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Vietnam

Duane Morris Vietnam LLC