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Corporate Finance/M&A

15 May 2019
Miriam Simsa Supreme Court facilitates financing companies with cross-border business

Austria - Schoenherr

For the first time, the Supreme Court has upheld a security right granted under German law, even though the asset had been transferred to Austria. Previously, such rights were terminated once the asset was moved from Germany to Austria. The decision will substantially facilitate the financing of companies with cross-border business.

Author: Miriam Simsa
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Ryan Rohlfsen DOJ commentary underscores importance of pre-acquisition diligence

USA - Ropes & Gray LLP

In a July 2018 conference speech the Department of Justice (DOJ) deputy assistant attorney general (DAAG) for the Criminal Division underscored the importance of pre-acquisition Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) diligence. The DAAG's remarks reinforced FCPA enforcement as a DOJ priority and provided a disclosure roadmap for buyers that uncover FCPA-related misconduct both pre and post-acquisition.

Authors: Ryan Rohlfsen, Sarah M Kimmer, Amanda N Raad
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Recent updates

Alain Levy How to deal with existing pre-emption rights in private M&A transactions

France - AyacheSalama

Authors: Alain Levy, Gwenaëlle de Kerviler, Mathieu Maroun
Will Pearce Takeover Panel: roundup of recent panel statements

United Kingdom - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Authors: Will Pearce, William Tong
Megan Bisk Addressing #MeToo in M&A

International - Ropes & Gray LLP

Authors: Megan Bisk, Jennifer Cormier
Zachary R Blume Delaware's amendments apply market-out exception to appraisal rights for Section 251(h) mergers

USA - Ropes & Gray LLP

Authors: Zachary R Blume, Elizabeth Rahn Gallucci, Cara Dermody

Upcoming events

IBA – 5th Global Entrepreneurship Conference

20-21 May 2019 – Copenhagen, Denmark

The 5th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference will explore how digitalisation has already disrupted and will further affect various business sectors and examine what role the human factor will have in the post-digitalised business world and society. The conference will focus on the Nordic model and how comprehensive welfare states and progressive societies go hand in hand with free markets and trade to provide a high standard of living.

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IBA – 7th Annual World Life Sciences Conference

31 May - 1 June 2019 – Philadelphia, USA

This year's event will feature dynamic roundtable sessions, as well as concurrent sessions covering the hottest topics and the latest developments from across the different sectors of the life sciences industry.

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