Dennis J. White was quoted in the October 1 article published by Mergers and Acquisitions Journal regarding the current rise in cross border acquisitions by executives and merger professionals and the barriers faced in this process. The biggest of these barriers are said to be inadequacies around legal environment/dispute resolutions, questionable protections around intellectual property, cultural issues, a non-conducive regulatory environment and an inability to perform due diligence. "In the U.K. and European Union, due diligence is more exhaustive than in the U.S." Mr. White said. "The European Union countries are generally less litigious societies, and in those countries it is presumed that the buyer has the responsibility to adequately kick the tires."