Corporate and M&A

Author: Dennis O. Cohen, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and Judy Selby, Judy Selby Consulting LLC

Record numbers of M&A transactions were announced in 2017, and that number is expected to increase in 2018. That doesn’t mean, however, that every announced deal is completed, that the process is always smooth, or that buyers’ expectations were always met. The uncertainty that often abounds in the M&A context, concerning everything from the seller’s corporate governance to its cyber security posture, can create obstacles that can impede and even derail a transaction. 

To facilitate the process of getting to “yes,” more and more companies are turning to Representations and Warranties (R&W) insurance. R&W insurance can be a key transaction facilitator, which protects a party in the event of post-sale discovery of incorrect representations and warranties in a sales contract.

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Author: Prof. Dr. H. Murat Develioglu

The "Draft Law on Amendment to Certain Laws for the Improvement of the Investment Environment" has been prepared by the General Directorate of Laws and Decisions of the Turkish Republic Prime Ministry, and has been presented to the Turkish Grand National Assembly through a Directorate dated 30.1.2018. In the aforementioned Law, there are several amendments regarding the Code on Pledges of Movables in Commercial Transactions numbered 6750 (Code numbered 6750) - which has been heavily criticized because of its content. In this study, the important portions of these amendments shall be briefly examined.

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Mr. Dewan Faisal, Principal Associate of A.S & Associates has authored the "2018 M&A Report: Bangladesh", a chapter in The International Financial Law Review's (IFLR) international "M&A Report 2018". 

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