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14 Jun 2022

M&A in times of disruption and transformation - Webinar series

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4 May to 14 June 2022

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

M&A activity hit record high levels in 2021, despite a disruptive 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first quarter of 2022, global dealmaking has reportedly fallen to its lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as surging inflation, tougher regulation and the conflict in Ukraine has led to a slowdown in what had been a record period of mergers and acquisitions. It is arguably now more important than ever for dealmakers to carefully consider macroeconomic, political and legal/regulatory developments as well as potential distressed M&A opportunities in their M&A strategy.

Starting 4 May 2022, Stephenson Harwood's M&A lawyers, joined by guest speakers including economist Professor Trevor Williams (the former chief economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking) and Stuart Deacon (managing director with Alvarez & Marsal restructuring practice in London), will look to provide an overview of the key trends and developments that could impact M&A deals in the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 over a series of five webinars. It is vital that investors and deal teams are well prepared in this era of disruption and transformation.

To register for each webinar in this series please click on the relevant link below. 

M&A industry outlook - expectations for the remainder of 2022 and beyond

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Whilst 2022 has so far had a disruptive start, worldwide, 2021 saw the highest number of high value and complex deals. Stephenson Harwood's M&A specialists are joined by economist, Trevor Williams (the former chief economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking), as they explore the latest M&A trends and what to expect in 2022.

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Rise in regulatory hurdles

Tuesday 10 May 2022

2022 is a year when M&A is likely to face increasing regulatory challenges from antitrust, foreign investment, pension and other regulators. Stephenson Harwood's regulatory specialists carefully consider the importance of allowing sufficient time in deal timelines to secure and coordinate all required approvals and allocate regulatory risk appropriately in deal documents. 

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New heightened M&A COVID-19 risks

Thursday 19 May 2022

COVID-19 saw businesses move from a state of uncertainty to a state of acceptance as markets and economies started to stabilise as lockdown restrictions eased. As the "new normal" evolves, Stephenson Harwood's specialists consider heightened risk areas that surfaced during the pandemic, and which may affect M&A going forward.

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Avoiding other M&A risks and liabilities

Tuesday 7 June 2022

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 consider how best to deal with certain M&A risks arising from the flurry of deals executed in record time during the last few years.

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Distressed M&A

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Brexit, COVID-19, geo-political events and the resulting economic instability will inevitably have an adverse effect on some businesses for years to come, potentially giving rise to increased opportunities for distressed M&A deals. Stephenson Harwood's specialists are joined by Stuart Deacon of Alvarez & Marsal, as they explore the key challenges arising from distressed M&A deals and why it is so important for investors to be prepared early on to deal with such fast-paced transactions effectively. 

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