Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 29, 2016
Lex Mundi has published a new report, Cross-Border M&A: How General Counsel Can Manage Demand, Deliver Quality and Articulate Value, that addresses how some general counsel are responding to risk environments, managing complex relationships with internal and external stakeholders and finding ways to add value to M&A.
As the global M&A market surpasses pre-crisis levels, the unprecedented size of deals requires general counsel to contend with large numbers of jurisdictions at a time when the increasing activity of shareholders and regulators around the world cannot be ignored. Highlighted in the report are four critical disciplines that make the difference between more and less successful outcomes:
- effective and proactive relationship management with local regulators and internal stakeholders;
- careful communication and influence across the organization;
- common sense approach to process and project management to maintain efficiency; and
- relentless focus on post-merger implementation from the onset of the transaction.
The report also focuses on the heightened attention acquiring companies must now devote to anti-corruption compliance of target companies.
Cross-Border M&A: How General Counsel Can Manage Demand, Deliver Quality and Articulate Value was developed by general counsel and Lex Mundi member firms lawyers around the globe. The best practices outlined in the report show how general counsel are better managing the growing demands upon the legal function, identifying more effective ways to deliver advice to the business and compellingly articulating their value across the organization.
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.
Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to seamlessly handle their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.