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Mergers & Acquisitions 2019

  • All deals lead to the US

    The question on everybody's lips following US tax reform in 2017 was just how much this would further buoy global deal making.

  • Transatlantic M&A after US tax reform

    Transatlantic deals between the US and Europe have fallen since the end of 2017, although activity levels in the US domestic market have increased. Can this be attributed to US tax reform? And what has US tax reform meant for transatlantic M&A more generally? EY’s James Hume and Joe Toce consider these questions and the broader impact on due diligence, financing and post-acquisition integration.

  • US tax reforms impact on cross-border M&A

    While US tax reform may not have affected merger and acquisition (M&A) activity explicitly, a change in laws surrounding controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) will see a number of new tax considerations emerge for US buyers and sellers. Fenwick & West’s Adam Halpern and William Skinner discuss how these changes might influence cross-border M&A activity.

  • Switzerland updates tax ruling procedures

    Switzerland’s federal tax administration has published an update on its tax ruling practice for federal taxes, withholding taxes (WHT) and stamp duty as it nears a second referendum on corporate tax reform. burckhardt Switzerland’s Rolf Wuethrich explores how these may affect tax structuring and merger and acquisition (M&A) sentiment.

  • Chinese venture capital tax and offshore substance requirement developments

    China has implemented venture capital (VC) tax rules at the same time economic substance requirements for key offshore centres have been introduced. KPMG’s Michael Wong, Christopher Mak and Alan O’Connor highlight the key considerations for businesses.

  • Tax considerations regarding M&A with Mexican companies

    The method a firm employs to merge or acquire a corporation in Mexico carries with it a complex array of tax opportunities and challenges. SMPS Legal’s Ana Paula Pardo and Jorge San Martín Elizondo explore how local and international firms can best position themselves with Mexico’s varied tax framework.

  • Leveraged recapitalisations in Mexico

    Mexico’s economy has made notable gains in the past decade, bringing opportunities for financially healthy Mexican corporations to exploit leveraged recapitalisations. Galicia Abogados’ Federico Scheffler and Sebastián Ayza discuss the tax implications and impact for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).


International Correspondents