Powerful macroeconomic and political forces continue to power multijurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as companies around the world are driven by their strategic plans to move into adjacent sectors or away from non-core markets. Despite the rewards these transactions offer, the challenges are many, and so staying up to date on the latest market trends and legal developments is critical.

Baker McKenzie's Global Private M&A Guide is a comprehensive resource examining the impact of new and existing laws affecting deal structuring and private M&A generally in nearly 40 countries.

It provides a holistic overview of the key legal and regulatory M&A framework in each jurisdiction through all stages of the transaction process, including structuring the deal, getting to signing (e.g., preliminary documents and negotiating the agreement), and understanding the broader legal landscape, including foreign investment restrictions, tax considerations, employment law obligations, and anti-bribery concerns. It also incorporates antitrust content from our GMAPlite tool, which covers the key legal considerations contained within our market-leading Global Merger Analysis Platform (GMAP). GMAPlite is updated in real time, capturing the expertise of our global antitrust practitioners on selected essential issues from GMAP, which outlines the structure, rules and procedure for every merger control regime in the world.

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Our Global Private M&A Guide is available online, allowing users to examine one particular jurisdiction in depth or compare trends across countries—all while on the go. To access the interactive guide, click on the button below. The Guide’s contents are also available for download by clicking on the PDF button.

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For 70 years our M&A team has been helping companies navigate the complex waters of international transactions. Over the past decade we have done more cross-border deals than any other law firm, and so we are pleased to share with you the lessons we've learned and tips we've picked up along the way. It is our hope that our Global Private M&A Guide helps you to bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement on your M&A journey.

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