A successful M&A strategy is built on speed and certainty of execution and on fast and effective post - acquisition integration. But four regulatory trends are making implementation of that strategy increasingly challenging:

  • the politicisation of M&A and the rise of protectionism
  • handling aggressive and interventionist competition authorities
  • increasing and costly data management burden 
  • the increasing focus on procedural compliance (on both the buy and the sell side).

In this seminar, our competition, data privacy and M&A experts together with experienced in-house counsel and advisors will discuss how to overcome these challenges and manage the regulatory risk effectively.

Agenda

9 am Registration and breakfast
9.30 am Introduction
9.40 am

Overcoming the substantive hurdles

Our panel will explore the developing regulatory landscape (including the growth of foreign investment and other policy related regulation and the challenges of changing market definitions  and consumer harm theories). They will also share tactical guidance on successful deal execution (including judging the right level and timing of investment in doability assessments and assessing the risk profile of filing strategies and SPA commitments).

11.10 am Coffee break
11.40 am

Managing procedural risks

In this practical workshop, we will explore best practice for managing the exploding compliance burden without jeopardising business objectives. We will look at data room management from the buy and the sell side, gun jumping and integration planning, and document management.

12.40 pm Closing remarks
12.45 pm Close followed by lunch

This training may qualify you for 2 hours and 45 minutes of CPD. Please check with the relevant professional body in your jurisdiction. Attendance is free of charge.

Please note that, due to our commitment to sustainability, no hard copy delegate packs will be provided for this seminar. All materials will be circulated to delegates ahead of the seminar.