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Arbitration of M&A Transactions: A Global Practical Guide 2nd ed

Edited by: Edward Poulton

ISBN13: 9781787422902
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781905783939
To be Published: April 2020
Publisher: Globe Law & Business NYP
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £165.00

Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions have increased dramatically both in number and volume around the world in the last decades. Spanning share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, shareholder agreements and joint venture arrangements, this area of activity gives rise to an expanding number of disputes. As a consensual and private mechanism, arbitration offers a number of benefits.

Fully updated, this new edition features leading experts in the field of international arbitration who provide legal and practical guidance on the key types of dispute likely to arise from M&A transactions (eg, warranty claims, shareholder disputes, claims relating to completion accounts), and offer procedural and tactical tips for arbitration arising from them. The content also covers the fundamental questions of arbitrability, confidentiality, freedom to choose the governing law (and questions of mandatory law) and enforceability in many key jurisdictions. Together, the contributors provide a one-stop guide to the legal, tactical and practical aspects of arbitration in today's M&A market.

Whether you are a lawyer in private practice or are involved in M&A in the broadest sense, this commercially focused title will provide you with holistic, practical insight into the arbitration of M&A transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Introduction - Edward Poulton (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
Part 1: National threshold issues
Austria - Christoph Liebscher (Liebscher Dispute Management)
China and Hong Kong - Peter Chen, May Tai, Helen Tang, Briana Young (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
England and Wales - Joseph Dyke, Catriona Nicol (McNair Chambers)
France - Julien Fouret, Wesley Pydiamah (Eversheds Sutherland)
Germany - Guenter Pickrahn (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
Italy - Luigi Cascone, Roberto Leccese (Ughi e Nunziante)
Japan - Peter Godwin, John Ribeiro (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Mexico - Reynaldo Urtiaga (Bryan, González Vargas & González Baz)
Netherlands - Hilde van der Baan, Marieke van Hoojdonk, Berend Veenstra (Allen & Overy LLP)
Peru - Ana Maria Arrarte, Maria del Carmen Tovar, Andrea Espejo (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
Poland - Natalia Jodłowska, Joanna Kisielin´ska-Garncarek (GESSEL)
Russia & CIS - Vladimir Khvalei, Anton Maltsev (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
Singapore - Lim Wei Lee, Alvin Yeo (Wong Partnership LLP)
Spain - Antonio Bravo, Sara Ganzarain, José Sánchez de León (Eversheds Sutherland)
Sweden - Johan Strömbäck (Setterwalls)
Turkey and Middle East - Ismail G. Esin, Ali Selim Demirel (Esin Attorney Partnership), Dogan Gultutan (Baker McKenzie LLP)
USA - Oliver J. Armas (Hogan Lovells US LLP)
Part 2: The arbitration agreement
Agreement to arbitrate - Francisco Franco, Grant Hanessian, Nicholas Kennedy (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
Part 3: Common types of disputes in M&A contracts
Pre-signing disputes - Soledad Díaz (Ferrere)
Pre-closing disputes - Julien Fouret (Eversheds Sutherland)
Claims for breach of representations and warranties - Noradèle Radjai (LALIVE)
Claims for breach of indemnities - Carmen Núñez-Lagos (Hogan Lovells LLP)
Warranty and indemnity insurance - Helen Chapman, Claire Fleetwood, Natalie Graham (Aon UK Limited)
Price adjustment and closing account disputes - Maggie Stilwell (EY)
Disputes arising from joint venture agreements - Jörg Risse (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
Disputes arising from shareholder agreeements - Rupert D’Cruz (Littleton Chambers)
Tortious claims arising from M&A contracts - Charles Golsong, Deborah Ruff (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP)
Part 4: Other issues arising from arbitration
Anti-trust and competition issues - Gordon Blanke (Blanke Arbitration LLC)
Procedural and tactical issues arising in M&A disputes - John Leadley (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
Valuation issues - Michael Weaver (Duff & Phelps)
Third party funding - James Mackinnon (Burford Capital)
Damages for breach of warranty - Karen Drysdale, Liz Perks (Haberman Ilett)