Private M&A 2020

Private M&A 2020

Pages: 336

ISBN: 978-1-83862-158-2

  • £300.00

Private M&A is a comprehensive overview of the laws and regulations governing cross-border private mergers and acquisitions in jurisdictions worldwide. Topics covered include: legal structures and regulations; commonly appointed advisors; documentation and formalities; due diligence and disclosure; pricing; financing; conditions, pre-closing covenants and termination rights; representations, warranties, indemnities and post-closing covenants; tax considerations; and employees, pensions and benefits considerations.

Published in October 2019, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Comparing UK and US private M&A transactions
    • Will Pearce and William Tong, Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP
  • The use of completion accounts in private M&A transactions
    • Louise Farrer and Tom Crossland, Deloitte
  • Reflected in the after-glow: M&A-related insurance
    • Piers Johansen, Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity in global dealmaking
    • Pritesh Shah, Matthew Bacal and Daniel Forester, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • HR, incentives and retention issues in M&A transactions
    • Matthew Emms, BDO LLP


  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Will Pearce, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Pearce is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the London. He advises corporate, financial sponsor and investment banking clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings and listings. He has almost 20 years’ experience in advising European and US public companies and their advisers on private M&A transactions, takeovers and equity capital raisings. He also advises on corporate governance matters and corporate and securities law and regulation, with extensive experience in advising on the UK Listing, Prospectus, Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the UK Takeover Code. He is recognised as a leading M&A and ECM lawyer by a number of industry publications, including Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

John A Bick, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


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