HR and IP drive Asia post-merger integration

Author: Karry Lai | Published: 14 Nov 2017

With a 70% failure rate in M&A, the stakes are high during the transition of a sale in Asia. Strategies on human resources and IP protection are essential. "Integration is key," said Rabindra Jhunjhunwala, Khaitan & Co in Mumbai. "It’s not just about popping the champagne, but how well prepared a business is once it is beyond the finishing line."

Human resources is a top concern, especially if dismissals are necessary and countries have strict laws around employee protection. Considerations include transfer or dismissal of employees, and uniformity of contract terms.

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