At Doing Business Globally, attendees can customize their day and move between the concurrent afternoon track sessions to take full advantage of the topics covered.
“The program is designed so attendees can customize Doing Business Globally to fit their needs,” says Kelby Luther, North American Client Manager for Baker & McKenzie. “We want our attendees to maximize their experience.”
Our Track II session, Doing Cross Border Deals: Boot Camp, will offer practical advice on how to maximize cross-border growth opportunities and minimize risk. You’ll hear from Baker & McKenzie partners from around the world, including Africa, Brazil, China, Colombia and Singapore, regarding how to structure your transactions across a patchwork of jurisdictions, regulatory environments and business cultures.
“The number of cross-border M&A transactions globally in 2014 is close to a post-crisis high,” says Baker & McKenzie Partner Susan Eandi, who is serving as a panelist for Track II. “This track session is for any senior business executive or in-house counsel looking to learn and discuss trends and best practices in such transactions.”
Alan Zoccolillo, a Baker & McKenzie partner based in New York, will serve as the moderator for Track II. Zoccolillo concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and other corporate matters.
“My goal is to provide attendees with practical advice on how to effectively manage cross-border transactions while minimizing risk,” says Zoccolillo. “Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with their peers and our partners, and gain valuable insights into today’s best practices.”
Here are the key components of Track II:
Winning Strategies in Cross-Border Deals: Tips for Success
- Strategies to set up your team for success
- Structuring and deal issues of special significance in a cross-border deal context
Best Practices for Hot Issues
- Implementing strategic deal protections
- Navigating global competition regimes
- Avoiding intellectual property pitfalls
- Understanding employment and labor force consultative processes
Successfully Implementing Complex Cross-Border Transactions
- Making the borders disappear
- Due diligence as a value-added service
- Negotiating, documenting and closing the local sales
- Being ready for day 1
Considerations for Transaction Related Restructurings
- Pre-sale/spin-off restructuring
- Post-acquisition integrations
- Legal entity rationalizations