International M&A: Risk Management Due Diligence & Best Practices

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: September 26, 2019
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  • Risk on the Rise
  • The Perils of M&A
  • Prioritizing Initiatives
  • Risk Assessment of High Priority Initiatives
  • Key Factors
Runtime: 1 hour and 3 minutes
Recorded: September 26, 2019


So you want to go global -- the question is, how? Over the last few years, blockbuster M&A activity in Europe and Asia has attracted much attention from the media, as growing multimillion-dollar organizations continue to expand to acquire a global presence. In this session, hear from the corporations leading the forefront of international expansion -- we’ll uncover everything from how to implement a framework for global transactions, to the biggest risks involved, antitrust policies in US/international M&A, due diligence, and overall best practices for global expansion. Panelists will share practical advice and strategies for effective cross-border transaction management.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel Conference on September 26th, 2019.

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Markus Schuberth

Partner, Head of Corporate M&A Group

Dr. Ernst-Markus Schuberth is a Partner, Head of Corporate, M&A Group at CMS Germany. For more than 20 years, Ernst-Markus has been advising companies on M&A/private equity transactions and providing ongoing corporate law advice, mostly in an international context. His clients include large international groups as well as business leaders and financial institutions. Over many years of transaction advisory work, Ernst-Markus has gained special chemical, mechanical engineering, and financial sector expertise. He also heads the CMS India Desk.

Ernst-Markus started his legal career with Baker & McKenzie in 1995 and became a Partner in 2000. He joined CMS in 2004.

He is noted for his expertise on international transactions including AkzoNobel on the sale of the European construction chemistry division; Indian company NRB Bearings Limited on its market entry in Germany and Swedish company Addnode AB on the acquisition of Transcat PLM GmbH.

Jason Cohen

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Diamond Resorts International

Jason Cohen is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Diamond Resorts International.

Bob Zapata

General Counsel, Corporate Strategy & Development

Bob Zapata is General Counsel, Corporate Strategy & Development at TIAA, a diversified financial services company with over $1 trillion in assets under management. In this role, Bob has legal responsibility for M&A transactions, joint ventures, and strategic investments across TIAA, and is the legal partner to the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Investment Officer, and the TIAA “Finance & Actuarial” organization.

Prior to joining TIAA in 2017, Bob was Executive Counsel, M&A at General Electric. Bob is a member of the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests, and is active in various community organizations in Westport, Connecticut.

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