Structuring M&A Transactions to Minimize Corruption Risk

The specter of anti-corruption enforcement around the world means that experienced anti-corruption lawyers must work alongside dealmakers in crafting agreements and conducting due diligence, both before and after closing M&A deals. Companies need to put tailored-to-the-deal due diligence plans in place for pre- and post-closing so that they can both make good bargains for themselves and address anti-corruption compliance effectively in the entity that results from the deal. A recent Strafford webinar emphasized structuring transactions to protect purchasers, especially deep-pocketed ones. Panelists offered insight on past deals, including a few that went very awry, and how to benefit from those lessons to lessen liability. See “Complying With the FCPA: Mergers, Acquisitions and Investment Transactions (Part One of Five)” (Apr. 17, 2013); Part Two (May 1, 2013); Part Three (May 15, 2013); Part Four (May 29, 2013); and Part Five (Jun. 12, 2013).

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