"Cross borders with confidence" podcast series
Analyzing the critical cross-border issues.
In our global, interconnected world, we want to give our clients the confidence to make the right decision at the right time.
To help you prepare for the challenges ahead, our US lawyers come together with their colleagues from around the world to discuss issues that matter most to global businesses. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
What trends have we seen in the biggest US public M&A deals since 2015?
US M&A partners Peter Lyons and Matthew Herman discuss the results of their survey of the merger agreements for the top 40 US domestic and inbound deals by value over the last four years. They explore various aspects of these agreements, including deal leaks, risk allocation, changes in regulation and the effects of CFIUS.
How should US technology companies approach EU regulators?
Partners Natasha Good, Eric Mahr, Thomas Janssens and James Aitken, and Senior Associate Jennifer Mellott, discuss messages delivered by Nick Banasevic, European Commission, during the FT – Freshfields briefing that took place in Silicon Valley on the approach US tech companies should have towards EU regulators.
Investment regulation continues to evolve with the US and UK leading the way. How do businesses need to respond?
The recent Fuji-Xerox deal made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Regulators are taking longer to look at international deals involving critical infrastructure and technology.
Matthew Herman, Freshfields’ co-head of global M&A, is joined by Germany partner Frank Roehling and US counsel Christine Laciak and Shawn Cooley to explore the current state of play for foreign investment into the US, the EU and Germany, and what the future holds.
Broadcom's blocked bid for Qualcomm broke new ground for foreign investment review on a number of fronts.
US-style class actions are not the norm in Europe – but that may be changing.
Freshfields US litigation partner Linda Martin leads a conversation with three of her colleagues from around the firm – Michael Rohls (Germany), Mark Sansom (UK) and Jeroen van Hezewijk (Netherlands) – about recent developments in their countries, as well as what changes are on the horizon.
The EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) sets a new standard for how companies can deal with individually identifiable information.
Adam Siegel, the head of the litigation practice group for Freshfields in the US, interviews two of his European colleagues, Giles Pratt (UK) and Norbert Nolte (Germany), about the ins and outs of GDPR and what the law is likely to mean for US companies.
Historic changes to the US tax code could disrupt global business, creating new risks for some and new opportunities for others.
Freshfields Regional Managing Partner Peter Lyons interviews tax partners Robert Scarborough and Claude Stansbury about two key takeaways from the reforms: the expected impact on M&A and the new – and significant – incentives for relocating certain business segments to the US.
Whether you’re on the buy or sell side of an M&A auction, acting quickly and confidently is more important than ever.
Our co-heads of global M&A, Matthew Herman and Bruce Embley, are joined by partner Arun Balasubramanian to discuss the increasingly fast-paced world of M&A auctions, including an examination of current trends and effective strategies in the US, UK and Asia.
A US business looking to acquire a company in the UK or Germany first needs to understand how different dealmaking can be in those two jurisdictions.
Freshfields US Regional Managing Partner Peter Lyons speaks with leading M&A colleagues – Jennifer Bethlehem and Piers Prichard Jones (UK) and Rick van Aerssen (Germany) – about their markets, diving deep into the regional differences that might influence your company’s decision on how – and where – it expands through outbound M&A.
When scrutinising concentrations, the EU and US antitrust authorities have traditionally worked together closely. But their approaches are beginning to diverge.