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International Business Acquisitions: Major Legal Issues and Due Diligence, 4th Edition

International Business Acquisitions: Major Legal Issues and Due Diligence, 4th Edition

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  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International
  • ISBN: 9789041156600
  • Published In: November 2014
  • Format: Hardback , 730 pages
  • Jurisdiction: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, International, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, U.K., U.S. ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    International Business Acquisitions has proven its great value, over the eighteen 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 Fourth 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 Fourth Edition include the following:

    • new contributions from Chile, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Thailand and Turkey, making a total of 40 jurisdictions;
    • the continuing impact of European Union regulations and directives on corporate transactions and the increasing impact of bilateral trade and investment treaties;
    • a new emphasis in due diligence enquiries on privacy, anti-money-laundering and bribery (corrupt practices) compliance and the ownership and use of domain names and social media links; and
    • the continuing increase in the sophistication and even harmonisation of 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 50 + leading independent firms with more than 15,000 lawyers working in 65 countries and in more than 300 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, Fourth 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.

  • Foreword

    Preface to the First Edition

    Preface to the Third Edition

    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1. International Acquisitions

    1. Major Legal Issues
    2. Due Diligence
    3. Terminology

    Chapter 2. Major Legal Issues

    1. Argentina
    2. Australia
    3. Austria
    4. Belgium
    5. Brazil
    6. Canada
    7. China
    8. Denmark
    9. England and Wales
    10. Finland
    11. France
    12. Germany
    13. Hong Kong
    14. India
    15. Ireland
    16. Israel
    17. Italy
    18. Japan
    19. South Korea
    20. Luxembourg
    21. Malaysia
    22. Mexico
    23. The Netherlands
    24. Norway
    25. Peru
    26. The Philippines
    27. Portugal
    28. Scotland
    29. Singapore
    30. South Africa
    31. Spain
    32. Sweden
    33. Switzerland
    34. Taiwan
    35. United States of America
    36. European Union-Societas Europaea
    37. European Union-EU Merger Control

    Chapter 3. Due Diligence Due Diligence Checklist

    1. Warranties and Indemnities versus Due Diligence
    2. The Risks of Due Diligence
    3. Protection for the Seller and the Buyer
    4. The Risks of Failing to Make Proper Enquiry
    5. The Checklist
    6. Shares versus Assets
    7. Prospectus Due Diligence
    8. Other Issues
    9. Due Diligence Checklist
      • Incorporation and Constitution
      • Share Capital
      • Administration
      • Restrictions on Sale of Assets or Transfer of Shares
      • Restrictions under Public Law
      • Other Restrictions on Transfer
      • International Aspects
      • The Business
      • Intellectual Property
      • Environmental/Safety
      • Real Property
      • Other Assets
      • Insurance
      • Finances and Taxation
      • Personnel, Labour
      • Pensions and Superannuation
      • Litigation and Other Risks
      • Government/Regulatory
      • Other Matters 

    Index

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