A merger and acquisition is a significant event for any company, and an international merger and acquisition that involves a cross-border transaction with various, complex regulatory rules to follow, requires attorneys to be knowledgeable of the issues that are included in structuring and executing cross-border M&A deals.
International mergers and acquisitions have similar characteristics to domestic mergers and acquisitions such as corporate spin-offs, privatizations, acquisitions and dispositions of business entities, assets, and divisions; negotiation of complex credit facilities and commercial and technology agreements.
Our attorneys are familiar with foreign agencies that oversee international mergers and acquisitions, such as the Mergers and Acquisitions International Clearing (MAIC) and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States. In certain circumstances, mergers of companies with headquarters in the same country can be considered international in scale and require special M&A services.
In international mergers and acquisitions transactions, our M&A attorneys work with our international practice lawyers to address any concerns brought forth by international agencies, congressional committees and legislators. Our team works together to coordinate the correct policy decisions to support the transaction and address the various regulatory, political and policy issues necessary to execute the deal.
Our experience in complex corporate and international law issues enables us to provide assistance in start-up and operational counsel, private securities offerings, public securities offerings, compliance and reporting, and restructuring.