Asian-European M&A and Dispute Resolution Day

Conference, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

Corporate Acquisitions and Resulting Disputes

14 September 2017, Geneva

From the top 10 Swiss M&A transactions in 2016, two (20%) involved successful Chinese bidders (Syngenta and Gategroup). ChemChina's takeover of Syngenta, which closed on 26 June 2017, is the largest foreign acquisition by a Chinese company so far (USD 43 billion) and one of the largest M&A transactions worldwide. According to a recent BRINK study, the total M&A deal value in the Asia-Pacific region was over USD 720 billion in 2016. It is expected that M&A activity with Asian companies in Switzerland and Europe will significantly increase in the years to come.

This conference addresses the specific cultural and legal challenges raised by M&A transactions involving Asian parties, including the risks – bearing in mind that approximately one third of all M&A transactions end up in some form of dispute resolution process.

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Conference Program (PDF, 204 Kb)

Registration Form (PDF, 493 Kb)

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