Webcast – Managing Cross-Border Transactions

January 16, 2014

As M&A activity continues to recover from the depths of the global financial crisis, it is timely that the first webcast in our series entitled “Global Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Developments and Trends” focuses on effective cross-border deal planning and management. Planning and management issues in cross-border M&A can be very different to those in single jurisdiction transactions. Awareness of cultural differences, as well as an understanding of key legal and regulatory differences, are often the key to achieving agreement on a transaction and, as important, a successful post-transaction integration. Please join the very experienced members of Gibson Dunn’s European M&A team whose webcast presentation guides you through how to avoid the potential pitfalls and traps.

Their presentation will cover:

  • the initial practical considerations that need to be borne in mind;
  • identifying and managing what will drive the transactional structure;
  • the key issues in managing the due diligence, its process and the results;
  • identifying and managing the regulatory risks relevant to a multi-jurisdictional transaction;
  • how to achieve a successful signing and closing across borders; and
  • factors relevant to the employee base (and their benefits) that is to be acquired.

Who should view this program:

In-house counsel and senior executives responsible for corporate development.


Bernard Grinspan (Paris) — For more than twenty years, Mr. Grinspan has advised publicly traded and privately held business entities on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and works closely with clients to provide guidance on strategic and financial investments. In addition, he works regularly on debt restructuring and insolvency matters. He has been instrumental in “getting the deal done” in a number of highly visible transactions within the European business community. His past experience as in house counsel gives him a unique perspective on the clients’ needs and approaches. Chambers Global 2013 writes that Mr Grinspan is “a strong choice for complex cross-border transactions”. Chambers has also noted that the practice “benefits greatly from Bernard Grinspan’s U.S. legal expertise and experience when it comes to handling major transatlantic deals”.

Nick Tomlinson (London) — Mr. Tomlinson is an English and NY qualified corporate partner based in London, having also practised out of our New York and Dubai offices. He advises and leads deal teams on a wide range of UK and international cross-border transactions, principally in the M&A, joint venture, private equity and licensing fields. Given the international nature of the transactions, he often works closely with our tax, FCPA and OFAC/sanctions specialists in London and the U.S. as well our competition/ antitrust colleagues in London and Brussels. He regularly acts for global and regional private equity firms, major investment banks, family investment companies, investment funds and a range of companies across a number of sectors, which include: media, sports & hospitality, beverages, retail, real estate, hotels & leisure, IT and telecoms, satellite operators, shipping, manufacturing, mining and oil & gas. Furthermore, he is recommended by Legal 500 UK 2013 in the field of M&A: Upper Mid Market and Premium Deals.

Lutz Englisch (Munich) — Lutz Englisch specializes in M&A (private, public and joint ventures) and corporate law. He has broad expertise in domestic, cross border and multi-jurisdictional M&A and advising on all aspects of corporate law, including stock corporation law, transformation law and equity capital markets transactions. Stock corporation law practice also comprises executive and supervisory board matters, stockholders meetings and corporate governance matters. Mr. Englisch is repeatedly featured by the German business journals “Wirtschaftswoche” and “Handelsblatt”, and is frequently awarded and recognized by Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Germany in the practice areas Corporate and M&A, by the German JUVE Handbookwithin the categories Corporate, M&A and Private Equity and recommended also by Legal 500.