Private Company Acquisitions International Transaction Guide

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A practical toolkit for conducting an international acquisition, including standard documents for cross-border transactions drafted in plain English to provide a jurisdiction-neutral starting point. The documents are accompanied by drafting notes and checklists highlighting the main legal, commercial and negotiating issues and supported by practice notes giving a step-by-step guide to each stage of the acquisition. Country-specific commentaries on the practice notes are available for Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, UK and US (New York).

Visit our Private Mergers and Acquisitions Global Guide, for country-specific Q&A guides that give a structured overview of the key issues in private acquisitions law and practice worldwide and market practice analysis.

Practice notes

Transaction management Hogan Lovells International LLP
Auction sales Boodle Hatfield, London
Acquisition structures Linklaters LLP
Preliminary agreements Linklaters LLP
Share acquisition documents Practical Law Global
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax Pinsent Masons LLP
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

Australia

Acquisition structures Allen & Overy LLP
Preliminary agreements Allen & Overy LLP
Share acquisition documents Allen & Overy LLP
Competition Allen & Overy LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Allen & Overy LLP
Employees Seyfarth Shaw Australia
Tax Allen & Overy LLP
Signing, closing and opinions Allen & Overy LLP

Canada

Acquisition structures Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Preliminary agreements Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Share acquisition documents Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Competition Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Employees Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Tax Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Signing, closing and opinions Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

China

Acquisition structures Linklaters LLP
Preliminary agreements Linklaters LLP
Share acquisition documents Global Law Office
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax MWE China Law Offices
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

EU

Competition Clifford Chance LLP

France

Acquisition structures Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
Preliminary agreements Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
Share acquisition documents Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax Baker & McKenzie SCP​
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

Germany

Acquisition structures Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Preliminary agreements Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Share acquisition documents Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hong Kong

Acquisition structures Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Preliminary agreements Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Share acquisition documents Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Consideration and acquisition finance Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax KPMG
Signing, closing and opinions Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

India

Acquisition structures Platinum Partners
Preliminary agreements Platinum Partners
Share acquisition documents Platinum Partners
Competition Platinum Partners
Consideration and acqusition finance Platinum Partners
Employees Platinum Partners
Signing, closing and opinions Platinum Partners

Italy

Acquisition structures BonelliErede Law Firm
Preliminary agreements Bonelli Erede Pappalardo Law Firm
Share acquisition documents Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Chiomenti Studio Legale
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax Ughi e Nunziante
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

Japan

Acquisition structures Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Preliminary agreements Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Share acquisition documents Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Consideration and acquisition finance Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tax Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Signing, closing and opinions Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Mexico

Acquisition structures Baker & McKenzie
Preliminary agreements Baker & McKenzie
Share acquisition documents Baker & McKenzie
Competition Baker & McKenzie
Consideration and acquisition finance Baker & McKenzie
Employees Baker & McKenzie
Tax Baker & McKenzie
Signing, closing and opinions Baker & McKenzie

Nigeria

Acquisition structures Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Preliminary agreements Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Share acquisition documents Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
CompetitionUdo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Consideration and acquisition financeUdo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Employees Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Tax Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Signing, closing and opinions Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

The Netherlands

Acquisition structures Stibbe
Preliminary agreements Stibbe
Share acquisition documents Stibbe
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Loyens & Loeff N.V
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

Russian Federation

Acquisition structures Lidings
Preliminary agreements Lidings
Share acquisition documents Lidings
Competition Clifford Chance CIS Limited
Consideration and acquisition finance Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax YUST
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

Singapore

Acquisition structures Allen & Overy LLP
Preliminary agreements Allen & Overy LLP
Share acquisition documents Allen & Overy LLP
Competition Allen & Overy LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Allen & Overy LLP
Employees Allen & Overy LLP
Tax Allen & Overy LLP
Signing, closing and opinions Allen & Overy LLP

South Korea

UK (England and Wales)

Acquisition structures CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Preliminary agreements Linklaters LLP
Share acquisition documents Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Employees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax Simmons & Simmons
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

United States

Acquisition structures Clifford Chance US LLP
Preliminary agreements Clifford Chance US LLP
Share acquisition documents Clifford Chance US LLP
Competition Clifford Chance US LLP
Consideration and acquisition finance Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Employees Seyfarth Shaw
Tax Dykema Gossett
Signing, closing and opinions Hogan Lovells International LLP

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