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Going Global



What drives cross-border M&A?

In 2014, the number of cross-border M&A transactions globally is close to a post-crisis high. In the vast majority of instances these moves are positive. Of the 350 C-level executives interviewed as part of a new study by Baker & McKenzie and FT Remark, 86% said that their most recent cross-border M&A transaction was a success.

Going Global - Strategy and Execution in Cross-border M&A identifies five significant motivating factors that drive cross-border deals.


34% Acquisition of Customers. Building scale through the acquisition of customers or distribution networks. This raises particular issue around the credibility of revenue streams, antitrust and competition and the complex process of retaining customers post acquisition.

25% Intellectual Property. Such deals can frequently raise challenges related to ownership, data and brand protection and the need to rationalize and consolidate structures and asset ownership in the post-merger process.

21% Industrial Assets. Building a company's strength through the purchase of industrial assets. This is often associated with complex tax, human resources and compliance issues.

12% Natural Resources. Gaining access to natural resources. Almost invariably such transactions raise questions of politics, regulation and controls, and social and environmental impact.

8% Human Capital. Adding skills and capabilities through the acquisition of human capital. This often requires careful planning to address complex cultural and political considerations as well as the development of policies and incentive programs to retain staff.

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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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Passionately global
We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
*Associated Firms
**In cooperation with Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados
Other Geographic Initiatives

We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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