07 Jun 2022

Avoiding other M&A risks and liabilities


Tuesday 7 June 2022

9:30am UK  |  10:30am France  |  12:30pm UAE  |  4:30pm Singapore

With a flurry of deals executed in record time last year, inevitably, some dealmakers may find that the risk of short-term corporate decisions may have longer-term financial and reputational consequences. Dealmakers must remain alert to the risk of inheriting historical liabilities, implement robust due diligence procedures and mitigate against such risks.

Stephenson Harwood's specialists take a specific look at certain M&A risks areas, including: 

(i) how to avoid common IP pitfalls; 
(ii) how to prepare six months before a deal from a tax perspective, looking at common issues from a seller and buyer's perspective, to guard against tax risk; 
(iii) an overview of heightened anti-corruption and bribery risks under the UK's Criminal Finances Act 2017 and Modern Slavery Act 2015; as well as 
(iv) the rise in SPAC-related litigation with the growth of SPACS.

Speakers: Sandeep Dhama, Justin McClelland, Joshua Cunnington, Kate Worthington and Genevieve Quierin.



Justin McClelland

Justin McClelland
Partner and Practice Group Leader

T:  +44 20 7809 2127 M:  Email Justin | Vcard Office:  London

Joshua Cunnington

Joshua Cunnington
Managing associate

T:  +44 20 7809 2256 M:  Email Joshua | Vcard Office:  London