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Global M&A is constantly evolving. Our M&A lawyers provide cutting-edge M&A advice to clients across the world. Have a look below for further insights, news commentary, and credentials. Click here for more detailed information on our global M&A practice.

Reuters - Europeans making deals with Chinese buyers want to see money up front

18 October 2017

Tom Whelan quoted on how European dealmakers who sell companies and real estate to Chinese investors are increasingly asking them to pay deposits upfront, because of China’s clamp down on capital outflows.


Bloomberg - Catalan Uncertainty Is Putting Deals In Doubt

18 October 2017

Jose Maria Balaña quoted on how dealmakers who were enjoying a boom in M&A earlier in the year because of Spain’s economic growth now may encounter problems due to political unrest because of Catalonia’s push for independence.


Law 360 - Global M&A Slides In Q3 As Uncertainty Persists

12 October 2017

Liz Donley quoted on how global deal-making tapered off during the third quarter of 2017, both the value and volume of closed deals fell as regulatory challenges and geopolitical concerns fostered uncertainty.


Law 360 - Half a dozen firms aided top Mass. real estate M&A deals

27 September 2017

Hogan Lovells advised First Potomac Realty on its $1.35bn purchase by Government Properties IncomeTrust.


New York M&A Roundtable

Hogan Lovells M&A, Antitrust and International Trade practices discussed the hottest issues for dealmakers in the market right now.


Mergers & Acquisitions - Better M&A data makes for win-win deal-term negotiations

19 September 2017

Rick Climan quoted on SRS Acquiom’s and the American Bar Association’s Buyer Power Ratio study.


Big Law Business - Hogan Lovells Partner ‘Surprised’ by Tech Deal Dearth

14 September 2017

Rick Climan discusses tech M&A activity with Bloomberg's Alex Sherman on "Bloomberg Markets.


Bloomberg – Big deals slow as uncertainty persists in Trump era

13 September 2017

David Gibbons is quoted on the uncertainty around the M&A environment.


U.S. tax reforms lay the foundations for an M&A boom

30 August 2017

London partner Karen Hughes writes about the forthcoming U.S. tax reform package and how it could fuel global M&A activity.


Law 360 – Advisory Board inks $2.58B health care, education units sale

29 August 2017

Hogan Lovells is advising UnitedHealth and Optum on its acquisition of The Advisory Board Co.'s healthcare business.


Financial News - Populism will not halt global M&A

27 July 2017

Bill Curtin on global M&A.


Legal Tribune Online - Neues Gemein­schafts­un­ter­nehmen für Lkw-Maut

11 May 2017

Hogan Lovells is advising T-Systems on a joint venture with Daimler AG and DKV Euro Services GmbH & Co.


The M&A Moment – Rick Climan and team move to Hogan Lovells

9 May 2017

Richard Climan on his move to Hogan Lovells, as well as the recent opening of the tech IPO market.


Wall Street Journal Podcast – What Does Washington Volatility Mean for the M&A Market?

13 April 2017

Bill Curtin on what volatility in Washington means for the M&A market.


China Business Review - Global Protectionism will not Stymie Chinese Deal-Making

20 March 2017

Andrew McGinty on the Chinese M&A market.


Law360 – Domestic, Cross-Border M&A Outperforming Shaky Forecasts

10 February 2017

Bill Curtin on increased activity in the M&A market.


Law360 - Elementis $360M SummitReheis Buy Grows Personal Care Biz

10 February 2017

Hogan Lovells is advising One Rock Capital Partners on its sale of SummitReheis to Elementis.


MarketWired - Brookfield Business Partners Reports 2016 Year End Results

6 February 2017

Hogan Lovells is advising Brookfield Business Partners on its acquisition of an approximate 85% controlling stake in Greenergy.


Top Legal - Dana Incorporated buys Brevini's assets with Hogan Lovells

2 February 2017

Hogan Lovells is advising Dana Incorporated on its acquisition of Brevini Fluid Power and Brevini Power Transmission.


Law360 – Cross-Border M&A Lull Likely Only Temporary

24 January 2017

David Gibbons on the expected slow start to the year for M&A activity.


Law 360 - REITs join DC assets in $8.4bn Reverse Morris Trust deal

1 November, 2016

Hogan Lovells advised JBG on its merger with a spin-off entity of Vornado Realty Trust in a Reverse Morris Trust deal.


Bloomberg – UK out of top five investment sites post Brexit, EY says

17 October, 2016

Charles Rix on the UK as an M&A destination post-Brexit.


Latin Lawyer - Petrobras ramps up divestment plan with huge US$5.2 billion pipeline sale

28 September, 2016

Hogan Lovells advised Petrobras on the sale of its gas pipeline network to Canadian private equity firm Brookfield Asset Management.


IFLR - Why mega deals fail

31 August, 2016

Bill Curtin and David Gibbons discussing some of the reasons why many M&A mega deals failed to close last year.


Bloomberg – Brexit shock dodged by UK pharma as innovation spurs deals

1 August, 2016

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas on Brexit's impact on asset valuations.


CFO – The year of dealing dangerously

14 July, 2016

David Gibbons on antitrust risks in deal making.


Bloomberg – Global dealmaking’s Chinese savior stumbles after record spree

6 July, 2016

Bill Curtin on Chinese acquirers using the UK as a platform for expanding into mainland Europe.


Reuters – Dealmakers wrestle with Brexit's fallout

24 June, 2016

Ben Higson on the impact of Brexit on M&A deals in Europe.


The Wall Street Journal – Brexit could send a chill through the M&A market

23 June, 2016

Derek Meilman on how Brexit may impact the global deal making environment.


Fortune – Chinese companies have already set an outbound M&A record this year

20 June, 2016

Bill Curtin on continued increase in outbound China M&A.


The New York Times – Hedge funds look for hard hats in a year of collapsing mergers

11 May, 2016

Bill Curtin on negotiated deal terms and transaction activity.


The Deal - Dealmaking has become a China syndrome

8 April, 2016

Bill Curtin is quoted on Chinese dealmaking activity.


American Lawyer - Hogan Lovells lands roles in Dell, Therapy Co. sales

31 March, 2016

Hogan Lovells is advising Dell on the sale of its IT services arm.


Legal Week - City firms line up on Asahi deal as SABMiller’s merger with AB InBev draws nearer

8 March, 2016

Hogan Lovells is advising SABMiller on the sale of Peroni and Grolsch Asahi.


Law 360 - Hogan Lovells is advising Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. on the planned spin-off of its real estate assets

26 February, 2016

Hogan Lovells is advising Hilton on the planned spin-off of its real estate assets.


Reuters – Technology stocks selloff may turn IPO chill into IPO freeze

16 February, 2016

Nate Gallon on the volatile IPO environment heading into 2016.


American Banker – Why banks should sell a deal before announcing it

8 February, 2016

Stuart Stein on the importance of communication between a bank's management team and investors regarding their plans for M&A.



Silicon Valley M&A Forum

Hogan Lovells and our Northern California partners will be presenting the next installment of the Silicon Valley M&A Forum over lunch on June 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Pulse: Transatlantic M&A set to continue growth amid Brexit and Trump administration uncertainty Pulse

UK corporates responding to uncertainty surrounding Brexit by expanding global presence. U.S. corporates facing pressure to deploy significant cash piles.

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Foreign Direct Investment in Italy - a Renaissance set to continue Pulse

Read the international finance press over the last few years and you would get the impression the Italian economy is the “sick man of Europe”.

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Silicon Valley M&A Forum

Hogan Lovells and our Northern California partners will be presenting the next installment of the Silicon Valley M&A Forum taking place over lunch on March 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel. ...

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Africa Breakfast Briefing

We will be hosting our first Africa Breakfast briefing of 2018 where we will be looking at M&A deal flows and specifically at joint ventures as a strategy for market entry.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

‘Tapping the brakes’ – H1 2018 Corporate outlook roundtable M&A Roundtable Recap

At a recent media roundtable in London, international partners from Hogan Lovells’ M&A, private equity and anti-trust practices offered their reflections on the most pertinent...

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