Leading Successful Cross-Border Deals

Cross-border transactions are increasingly becoming the norm in today’s deal-making environment. Our Global Transactions Forecast, developed in partnership with Oxford Economics, projects cross-border transactions to increase 14 percent in 2015, to over $1 trillion in completed deals.

Accordingly, our Firm and its clients are seeing less and less distinction between domestic and cross-border deals – that is, it is assumed that nearly any transaction consummated nowadays will involve multiple jurisdictions.

But while the share of cross-border deals is on the up and up, successfully navigating such a transaction remains challenging and one with many obstacles to overcome, not just at inception but through integration and beyond.

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Michael Santa Maria

The Track II session at Doing Business Globally will provide insights on best practices for navigating these complex transactions. The session will discuss the various legal considerations regarding intellectual property, employment (such as benefits, compensation and immigration) and supply chain (such as international trade agreements, import / export and FCPA).

“Transactions today frequently involve multiple jurisdictions, even in what appear to be domestic deals, and present many hurdles to overcome,” said Baker & McKenzie Partner Michael Santa Maria. “I am looking forward to discussing some of the insights we have gained throughout our experiences in managing such risks across a variety of transactions.”

Will Davis

Will Davis

“Modern deal-making not only implicates multiple jurisdictions, but also many different business functions across an organization, such as employment, intellectual property and others,” said Baker & McKenzie Partner Will Davis. “With many, if not all, of these areas of business and related law quickly evolving within a fast-paced global economy, our discussion will shed light on best practices.”