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This map is designed to assist clients (US outbound buyers in particular) considering multijurisdictional M&A transactions by ranking the complexity and challenges of M&A transactions in 49 jurisdictions based on the following factors:
- Overall assessment of speed and ease of closing
- Fully globalized M&A culture vs local law dominant M&A culture
- Foreign investment restrictions and exchange controls
- Merger controls
- Employment related notifications, approval and consulting requirements, pension and benefits
- Permits and licensing
Each of the factors was assigned a ranking on a scale of 1 (least complex) to 5 (most complex). A weighted average of these individual rankings was then used to give each jurisdiction an overall ranking and a Band 1 - 5 placement. The map was developed by drawing upon the experience and expertise of Baker McKenzie’s elite global M&A practice. It reflects our actual experience leading thousands of cross-border and other complex international transactions.
Baker McKenzie is the leading cross-border M&A firm, and over the last 10 years has completed more cross-border transactions than any other law firm. With nearly 1,300 M&A lawyers in 77 offices globally, we have one of the largest and most active integrated M&A practices in the world.