Going global: the spread of U.S.-style M&A litigation to Europe

Buying or selling any company involves risk and uncertainty. And sometimes even the most strategic and well-planned M&A transaction does not deliver the planned benefits. This is one reason  M&A deals are frequently litigated — 73% in 2017, according to a Cornerstone Research report.

In this special series on M&A litigation, our lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic consider the key issues in this area.

An introduction to claims and damages

We delve into the range of actions available in each jurisdiction and ask lawyers from our offices in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S. for an overview of what to expect in M&A litigation. Read the article.

Class actions in M&A: the experience in the U.S. and the Netherlands

Ryan M. Philp of our New York office speaks with Manon Cordewener from our Amsterdam office, about class actions in an M&A context. What are the similarities and differences between the U.S. and EU regimes, and how will class actions develop in Europe? Listen to the podcast:

In addition to these materials, there's more on this subject in Getting the Deal Through: M&A Litigation. More than 20 lawyers from Hogan Lovells – in collaboration with other well-known experts in their field – contributed to this comparative guide to M&A litigation in jurisdictions around the world.

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