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M&A Regulatory and Tax Changes and Their Impact on Deal Structure

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How are regulatory and tax changes worldwide affecting M&A opportunities and the ability of companies to get deals done? Is harmonization under way or still a pipe dream? How are tax changes affecting cross-border deals?

Cross-border Deals: Brazil and other emerging market countries have made tax changes to attract more foreign direct investment. However, China is imposing more restrictions on M&A with a new, inflexible antritrust law. Meanwhile, the US is under growing political pressure to keep Chinese and other foreign countries out of certain industries, such as telecommunications and energy.

Tax Considerations: Corporate boards are examining the tax implications of proposed mergers more carefully. More and more deals include special provisions that take into account the specific circumstances of each deal.

Harmonization: The European Union's Takeover Directive was designed to create a pan-European takeover code patterned on the UK system. Still, more progress is needed in areas such as takeover defenses and mandatory bids. The European Commission is seeking comment on a proposal to simplify administrative procedures in M&A. The European system remains fragmented and is quite different from the US disclosure-based system.

Financial Services: In the wake of the global financial crisis, the financial services industry faces a host of new regulations. The need to meet new capital requirements has reduced large-scale mergers. More spinoffs and sales of non-core businesses are likely. Volcker rule restrictions are forcing banks to dispose of proprietary trading and hedge-fund operations.

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