Crossing Borders Adds Layers For Deal Makers

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 3:04 PM EDT) -- Complexity in a cross-border deal doesn’t always mean new and different structures getting thrown in. With extra tax and stock implications to consider, multiple antitrust regimes to power through, and varying labor laws and union strength, deal makers have to prepare to take the usual concerns and multiply them.

In a July report on the present and future of the mergers and acquisitions market, business services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers referred to cross-border transactions as “among the riskiest types of deal activity in this recessionary market.”

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