The 2007 Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Editorial

  • EU overview

    EU overview

  • Great expectations

    Mark Curtis, Isabella Roberts and Jeremy Cruse of Simmons & Simmons identify the factors that have impacted on the EU's aim to create a level playing field for takeovers

  • Austria

    Austria

  • Squeeze-out options defined

    Austria's new takeover regime now includes a squeeze-out option. By Albert Birkner and Clemens Hasenauer of CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

  • Baltic States

    Baltic States

  • Estonia

    By Mariana Hagström of Teder Glikman & Partnerid

  • Latvia

    By Imants Jansons of Kronbergs & Cukste

  • Lithuania

    By Egle Lauraityte and Gintautas Bartkus of Jurevicius Balciunas & Bartkus

  • Canada

    Canada

  • M&A continues to thrive

    M&A activity in Canada shows no signs of abating. William J Braithwaite and John J Ciardullo of Stikeman Elliott highlight the notable transactions and legal developments

  • Finland

    Finland

  • A year in review

    Nina Wilkman of Borenius & Kemppinen looks back at the year's developments in corporate legislation and how they affect M&A activity

  • France

    France

  • Q&A

    By Bruno Basuyaux, Jacques Buhart, Frédéric Grillier and Hubert Segain of Herbert Smith

  • Hungary

    Hungary

  • Hungary clarifies squeeze-out rules

    By László Nanyista and Kinga Hetényi of Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati in Budapest and Albert Birkner of Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati in Vienna

  • Indonesia

    Indonesia

  • Q&A

    By Eddy Hendra of Hendra Soenardi & Rekan

  • Ireland

    Ireland

  • Q&A

    By Abigail St John Kennedy of Dillon Eustace

  • Italy

    Italy

  • Q&A

    By Fiorella Alvino of Ughi e Nunziante

  • Japan

    Japan

  • Q&A

    By Akiko Sueoka of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

  • Mexico

    Mexico

  • Tender offer rules revamped

    Creel García-Cuéllar y Müggenburg explain how tender offers should be carried out under Mexico's new Securities Law

  • The Netherlands

    The Netherlands

  • Q&A

    By Johan Kleyn, Jan Louis Burggraaf and Gerard van Solinge of Allen & Overy

  • Russia

    Russia

  • Q&A

    By Delphine Nougayrède and Maria Ostroumova of DLA Piper Russia

  • Slovakia

    Slovakia

  • Shareholders feel the squeeze

    Karol Siska and Lucia Tadlánková of CHSH Siska & Partners outline the Slovak Republic's new squeeze-out regime

  • Slovenia

    Slovenia

  • Slovenia's takeover regime explained

    Slovenia recently introduced a new Takeover Act. Katarina Kresal of Miro Senica in odvetniki highlights some of the changes

  • Spain

    Spain

  • Q&A

    By Vicente Conde and Oriol Armengol of Perez-Llorca

  • Switzerland

    Switzerland

  • Q&A

    By Alexander Vogel, Christoph Heiz, Wolfgang Muller and Harald Maag of Meyer Lustenberger

  • Taiwan

    Taiwan

  • Q&A

    By James Chen, CT Chang, Alex Jui-Lin Liu and Sophia Yeh of Lee and Li

  • Turkey

    Turkey

  • Turkish market poised for growth

    Cüneyt Yüksel and Fulya Kazbay of YükselKarkinKüçük Law Firm provide an overview of M&A in Turkey and predict further growth for the market

  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

  • Divesting control by demerger

    By Alan Montgomery, Derek Hill and Robert Moore of Herbert Smith

  • Exciting times

    Richard Sharples of Clifford Chance discusses recent developments in terms and structures for European leverage acquisition financing

  • Trends to watch

    By Edward Braham, David Higgins, Stephen Hewes and Simon Weller of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • United States

    United States

  • US developments

    John Marzulli, Jr and Sara Haskamp of Shearman & Sterling report on the M&A highlights of the past year