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Corporate Finance/M&A

02 December 2020
Alain Levy Private M&A deals: Paris Court of Appeal manual for overriding termination clauses

France - AyacheSalama

In acquisitions of group companies, the agreements entered into by the parties are often subject to termination clauses. If the conditions of a termination clause are met, the beneficiary of such clause can choose between terminating the agreement and waiving its termination right in order to obtain the contract's performance. A recent case before the Paris Court of Appeal provides an example of the issues that may arise when a termination clause is insufficiently accurate.

Authors: Alain Levy, Gwenaëlle de Kerviler, Valérie Attia
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Katsuki Matsuura Scheduling M&A transactions: practical considerations regarding FDI

Japan - City-Yuwa Partners

When a non-Japanese company or investor proceeds with an M&A transaction in Japan, one of the key regulations to observe is the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA), which regulates foreign direct investment (FDI). However, regulation under the FEFTA can delay the M&A transaction schedule. Therefore, this article sets out practical considerations relating to Japan's FDI regulations which non-Japanese companies and investors should bear in mind when scheduling an M&A transaction.

Author: Katsuki Matsuura
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Bernardine Adkins Global Britain? Rules, Britannia: Britannia screens the investment waves

United Kingdom - Gowling WLG

The government recently published the National Security & Investment Bill. In a marked contrast to its 'Global Britain' aspirations in a post-Brexit world, the bill will create a mandatory screening regime for investment in certain core areas of the UK economy in which national security risks are considered more likely to arise. This article considers the key implications of the proposed new regime for investment in the United Kingdom.

Authors: Bernardine Adkins, Sean Giles
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