The 2012 guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Introduction: The time has come

    James Tsolakis of the Royal Bank of Scotland looks at the factors which will play a role in driving legal sector consolidation in 2012

  • Albania: A full toolkit

    Alketa Uruçi and Jonida Skendaj of Boga & Associates examine the options available to companies wishing to develop their business in Albania

  • Colombia: A promising outlook

    Alejandro Linares and Maria Montejo of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados in Colombia examines the country’s dynamic and rapidly-developing M&A market

  • Germany: Minority participation

    Jan Wildberger and Katharina Reuther of P+P Pöllath + Partners outline a popular financing method for companies in Germany

  • Hong Kong: Going private

    Gregory Puff and Andrew Abernethy of Akin Gump in Hong Kong give practical guidelines for companies operating in China who want to go private

  • Iceland: The aftermath

    Thorolfur Jonsson and Halldor K Halldorsson of LOGOS Legal Services describe key considerations for investors in Iceland

  • India: A game changer

    Cyril Shroff, Alice George and Rishabh Shroff of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co assess India’s pending Companies Bill

  • Indonesia: Mining for opportunities

    Enrico Iskandar and Meiny Meirany Rasmin of Bastaman Enrico Bagus explain the complexities of the acquisition of mining companies in Indonesia

  • Japan: Stake-building in the mysterious country

    Atsutoshi Maeda and Yuhki Tanaka of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune look at the simplicity of Japan’s rules on off-market stake-building

  • Kuwait: All part of the process

    John Cunha of ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners examines the takeover process under the Kuwaiti capital markets law

  • Lithuania: Share purchase versus asset purchase in Lithuania

    Giedrius Kolesnikovas of Motieka & Audzevicius explains potential issues with conducting M&A in Lithuania

  • Malaysia: Changing the landscape

    Khairul Ismail and Lim Wei Chien of Naqiz & Partners in Malaysia explain the country’s economic and regulatory transformation programme

  • Moldova: Avoiding the bubble

    Igor Odobescu and Cristina Martin of ACI Partners outline the opportunities and challenges for corporate transactions in Moldova

  • Norway: Returning to health

    Ketil E Bøe and Kaare Christian Tapper of Wikborg Rein outline the key elements of M&As involving Norwegian limited companies

  • Panama: Taking advantage

    Julianne Canavaggio of Arias Fábrega & Fábrega outlines the key legal issues to consider when planning M&A activity in Panama

  • Romania: So M&Any ways to get there

    Bogdan C Stoica and Alexandru Ambrozie of Popovici Nitu & Asociatii explore options for foreign investors in Romania

  • Russia: From start to finish

    Ian Ivory and Anton Rogoza of Goltsblat BLP (the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner) on negotiating, signing and completing a deal in Russia

  • Serbia: Paving a path to the West

    Dr Slobodan Doklestic and Sanja Panjkovic of Karanovic & Nikolic explore Serbia’s developing corporate legal landscape

  • South Africa: Heating up

    Julie Oppenheim and Charles Douglas of Bowman Gilfillan provide a guide to South Africa’s key corporate laws

  • South Korea: Fundamental changes

    Joon-Woo Lee and Sang-Hyun Ahn of Yoon & Yang describe important regulatory changes affecting foreign investors under Korea’s new commercial law

  • Switzerland: Still attractive

    Alexander Vogel, Christoph Heiz and Andrea Sieber of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal detail the economic and legislative environment for takeovers in Switzerland

  • Taiwan: A change in practice

    Ken-Ying Tseng, Robin Chang, Lihuei Mao and Patricia Lin of Lee and Li in Taiwan look at legal changes impacting the M&A market

  • Thailand: Understanding the system

    Chatri Trakulmanenate of Weerawong Chinnavat & Peangpanor summarises Thailand’s rules on mergers and acquisitions

  • Turkey: Love and marriage

    Serra Gürkaynak, Ozan Karaduman and Filiz Toprak of Mehmet Gün & Partners in Turkey describe the country’s extensive new commercial legal framework

  • Ukraine: Getting the deal through

    Anna Babych and Oksana Krasnokutska of Vasil Kisil & Partners discuss Ukraine’s comprehensive framework for M&A deal making