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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
International Business Acquisitions: Major Legal Issues and Due Diligence 4th ed isbn 9789041156600

International Business Acquisitions: Major Legal Issues and Due Diligence 3rd ed

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Edited by: Michael Whalley, Franz-Jorg Semler

ISBN13: 9789041124838
New Edition ISBN: 9789041156600
Previous Edition ISBN: 9041197605
Published: July 2007
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



In business enterprises of all kinds and sizes, international acquisitions—to access foreign markets, to provide foreign production or marketing capacity, to obtain regulatory approvals, to acquire complementary product or service lines, or simply to spread product, service or market risk and to reduce costs—have become the norm.

Today more than ever, legal practitioners and many others involved in cross-border acquisitions need a user-friendly source of information covering the most important jurisdictions. International Business Acquisitions has proven its great value over the ten years since the first edition as a clear guide to the major legal issues and to the all-important process of informed due diligence in each jurisdiction.

The Third Edition retains the book’s invaluable country-by-country presentation, with each country contribution in a common format to make comparison as straightforward as possible. And as in previous editions, the subject of due diligence is treated in a separate chapter, with individual country annotations.

In addition to updating and substantial expansion of content, notable features of the Third Edition include the following:

  • new contributions from China, Israel, Luxembourg, Austria, and Argentina, making a total of 34 jurisdictions;

  • effects of the spectacular growth of private equity investment vehicles as major players in the international mergers and acquisitions space;

  • effects of the increasing impact of European Union regulations and directives on corporate transactions;

  • effects of the increasing sophistication and even harmonisation in competition (antitrust) laws.
International Business Acquisitions is the result of a co-operative effort by member firms of the World Law Group, an alliance of 48 independent firms with more than 10,000 lawyers in 37 countries and in more than 100 international business centres.

As an easily-accessed desk reference for lawyers, business executives and others concerned with the acquisition of the securities or business assets of a company located outside their own national jurisdiction, International Business Acquisitions, Third Edition, has no peers. It is also directly relevant to those representing the sellers in such transactions, as they must anticipate and prepare for the foreign buyer’s requirements and concerns.

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Subjects:
Commercial Law
Contents:
1. International Acquisitions.
2. Major Legal Issues.
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
China
Denmark
England and Wales
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
The Netherlands
Norway
Peru
The Philippines
Portugal
Scotland
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United States of America
European Union
3. Due Diligence: Due Diligence Checklist
1. Incorporation and Constitution
2. Share Capital
3. Administration
4. Restrictions on Sale of Assets or Transfer of Shares
5. Restrictions under Public Law
6. Other Restrictions on Transfer
7. International Aspects
8. The Business
9. Intellectual Property
10. Environmental/Safety
11. Real Property
12. Other Assets
13. Insurance
14. Finances and Taxation
15. Personnel, Labour
16. Pensions and Superannuation
17. Litigation and Other Risks
18. Government/Regulatory
19. Other Matters
End Notes
Index