The Art of a Cross-Border Deal

October 24, 2019 at 9:00am10:30am
American Bar Association's Asian Pacific Forum
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Hong Kong 38th Floor Two Exchange Square

8 Connaught Place, Central

A cross-border transaction raises unique issues and requires special skills of the parties’ lawyers. The lawyers need to understand not only those provisions that need to be covered in a cross-border transaction, but also the interplay with the laws and requirements of the multiple jurisdictions involved in the transaction. A panel of experienced cross-border M&A practitioners will lay the foundation for this forum through use of a thematic hypothetical of an acquisition transaction to be utilized in all the forum sessions, followed by a discussion of specific provisions in a typical M&A agreement and of structuring issues, such as use of intermediary jurisdictions (e.g. Hong Kong) between the respective jurisdictions of the parent company and the target company, key contractual provisions and pitfalls of cross-border transactions.