International News: Focus on International M&A

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The Impact of the EU Data Protection Regulation


The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 will apply as of 25 May 2018, at which point it will replace the current legal framework.


UK Government Confirms Introduction of New Cap on Interest Deductibility


The UK Government is introducing a new cap on interest deductibility, with effect from 1 April 2017. This leaves affected groups very little time in which to consider the rule’s impact and to refinance their existing arrangements.


Listed Companies: Dealing with Reporting Obligations in the Context of Antitrust Proceedings


Lionel Lesur | Louise Aberg

Antitrust proceedings usually trigger an obligation of disclosure for listed companies, which may be problematic given their confidential nature.


Focus On International M&A

The Rising Popularity of M&A Transactions in the Life Sciences Sector


Emmanuelle Trombe | Raphaëlle Monjou

The overall closed deal value for 2015 in life sciences was US$402.9 billion – almost twice as much as in 2014 (US$169.3 billion) – a significant portion of which was cross-border M&A. Why has M&A become so popular in this sector?


Why a Careful Review of Outsourcing Agreements is Important in International M&A Transactions


Shawn C. Helms | Dr. Ralf Weisser | Dr. Claus Färber

Outsourcing agreements are behind the most important vendor relationships. They therefore require a detailed review as part of the due diligence process of any M&A deal or spinout transaction.


The Impact of CFIUS Reviews on M&A Transactions


David J. Levine | Raymond Paretzky | Sherry Liu

CFIUS reviews mergers, acquisitions or takeovers that may pose a risk to US national security by foreign control of an entity engaged in US interstate commerce.


Coordinating the Effective Date of Mergers in a Global Post-Acquisition Integration


Thomas P. Conaghan | Nicolas Lafont | Anna Steudner | Calum Thom | Daniel L. Woodard

Global companies that acquire other global companies must often navigate multiple, very different legal regimes to achieve their integration goals.