Panels Discuss International Mergers and Acquisitions

by Scott Hirst, for The Harvard Law School Forum at Harvard Law School, December 23, 2009.

Recently, Vice Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr. hosted two sessions on international aspects of mergers & acquisitions practice in his Mergers and Acquisitions class here at Harvard Law School.

In a presentation entitled Viva Là Difference: Anatomy Of A Cross-Border Deal, David Katz, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, discussed cross-border mergers and acquisitions, focusing on two French transactions that he’d been involved in, as well as discussing several recent developments relevant to cross-border mergers and acquisitions practice. In particular, he focused on Sanofi’s hostile acquisition of Aventis, and contrasted it with the merger of equals of Alcatel and Lucent. The video of this session is available here.

In the second panel, distinguished practitioners and academics discussed takeover transactions in Europe with the Vice Chancellor…(continue reading)

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