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Mergers & Acquisitions - Recent Trends, Key Considerations and Strategies in Executing a Successful M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions - Recent Trends, Key Considerations and Strategies in Executing a Successful M&A

Venue : Zoom Online

Event Start Date : Thursday 10 June 2021

Event End Date : Thursday 10 June 2021

Event Start Time : 11:00 am

Event End Time : 12:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Thursday 20 May 2021

Registration End Date : Thursday 10 June 2021

Event Overview:

Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) plays an instrumental role in shaping the economy. Sentiment in M&A has always been affected by global trends and with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is now greater uncertainty and challenges. We have also seen significant changes in M&A key drivers globally, as well as in M&A negotiations and the way due diligence is now being conducted. These factors have great impact on the role of an in-house corporate counsel which will be further discussed in this webinar.

Contents covered:

  • Overview of the M&A landscape and trends
  • Challenges that in-house corporate counsels face and how to better manage it
  • Key considerations in negotiating M&A transactions
    • Due Diligence
    • Valuation and Purchase Price Considerations
    • Conditions Precedent and Pre-Closing Covenants
    • Representations, Warranties and Indemnities
    • Financing
  • Strategies and alternative approaches

 

Speaker Profile

 

Evelyn Wee is the Deputy Head of Rajah & Tann Singapore’s Corporate and Transactional Group. She also heads the Capital Markets practice and is a senior partner with the M&A practice. Evelyn has three decades of extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital investments, and capital markets transactions, including innovative, complex and award-winning deals.

Evelyn regularly advises, inter alia, listed vehicles on their corporate/compliance matters and clients on cross border transactions, which include investments in, and divestments of, businesses and assets in South Asia, South East Asia, the United Kingdom and South America, and has represented both private equity/venture capital investors and founders/portfolio companies in investments and exits.

Highly regarded for her work in Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A, Evelyn has been consistently recognised as a leading / recommended lawyer in major ranking publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers GlobalIFLR1000The Legal 500 Asia PacificBest Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Clients have commended her as "a very detailed lawyer who puts in a lot of care for her clients", appreciating her for “consistently making an extra effort on transactions”. In addition, she is said to be “valued by clients for her dedication and commerciality”, and described as “excellent” and “a very good and very competent practitioner”.

 

 

Greg Tanner is the Group General Counsel of International SOS, the world’s leading medical & security services company, which operates in over 100 countries with 11,000 employees, led by over 5,000 medical practitioners and security specialists. International SOS’s global service offerings include medical and travel risk and security planning, health assurance and preventative care programs, in-country medical expertise and emergency response services for mobile workers, travelers, expatriates and their dependents.  International SOS also undertakes the staffing and operation of over 800 sites remote and industrial medical sites. And International SOS is the largest global concierge service provider.

Greg is a lawyer admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, to the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales and to the Ordre des Avocats de Paris. Greg has practiced at Clifford Chance and White & Case, two of the world’s leading law firms, in, variously, London, New York, Singapore, Luxembourg, Jakarta and Paris.

Greg headed the Legal Department in Asia Pacific for Informix Software, and was the Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs for DHL and a Member of the DHL Asia Pacific Management Board. Greg also worked with DHL in Brussels as Senior Vice President in charge of Global Organizational Effectiveness, which position he held prior to joining International SOS. His responsibilities at International SOS include handling all legal matters, including an active M&A agenda, data protection, internal audit, internal security, group insurance, regulatory affairs and corporate secretarial services.

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