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Bill Curbow, Atif Azher, Peter Gilman, Fred de Albuquerque and Audra Cohen
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP ,
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Palo Alto)
"During the first half of 2019, global mergers and acquisitions deal volume measured in dollars dropped from 2018 levels, with less cross-border M&A activity stemming from political uncertainty involving trade policy in the US..."
"Overall, we had a great year. In particular the first part of it (ie, second half of 2018) was booming, with transactions in every segment of the private equity market reaching levels they had not experienced for years..."
"As the number of multibillion dollar buyout opportunities has increased in Japan in recent years, as well as the fact that the Japanese market is becoming more receptive to private equity funds, we are observing a number of multinational private equity firms establishing their Japanese footprint recently..."
with Alexei Roudiak, Stanislav Grigoryev, Stefan Kecman and Graeme McIntyre
Herbert Smith Freehills CIS LLP
"Although investment conditions remain challenging in Russia due to the application of international sanctions on certain industries and market participants, market conditions slightly improved in 2018 and the first half of 2019..."
with Christoph Neeracher, Philippe Seiler and Raphael Annasohn
Bär & Karrer Ltd
"While the number of M&A deals with Swiss involvement has slightly decreased when compared to the figures in 2018, the overall transaction volume (US$82.1 billion) is up by 5.3 per cent on a year-on-year comparison (2018: 168 deals worth a total US$78 billion), which constitutes a new record by deal volume..."