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with Maria Shakespeare, Ramón Moyano, Roberto Crouzel and Carolina Carolina Serra
Beccar Varela (Buenos Aires)
"Argentina’s M&As activity levels during the second half of 2018 and 2019 so far have decreased with regard to the preceding years mainly due to the fact that 2019 is an election year (presidential elections and governor elections in some jurisdictions took place in October 2019) and that triggers is a general attitude of ‘wait and see’..."
with Hubert Segain, Christopher Theris and Noémie Laurin
Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
"In the first half of 2019, M&A deals in Europe decreased by 57 per cent in value compared to the same period in 2018 (US$287 billion, the lowest over a six-year period), while acquisitions involving French companies in the first semester of 2019 totalled US$74.9 billion in value, a decrease of 31 per cent compared to the first half of 2018..."
"M&A activity in Mexico has enjoyed a good run in recent years, although levels in terms of principal investment and number of deals remain low when compared to Brazil, which continues to lead the region, and only slightly above Chile..."
with Alexei Roudiak, Stanislav Grigoryev, Stefan Kecman and Graeme McIntyre
Herbert Smith Freehills CIS LLP
"Although market 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 three quarters of 2019..."
with Christoph Neeracher, Philippe Seiler and Raphael Annasohn
Bär & Karrer Ltd
"While in the first half of 2019 the number of M&A deals with Swiss involvement 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 (in 2018 there were 168 deals worth a total US$78 billion)..."
with Clare Gaskell and Ben Spiers
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (London)
"After the boom for M&A in 2018, this year has been somewhat slower. Having said that, the three predictions we made last year have come to fruition – being private equity continuing to look at public targets, big-ticket private equity deals and increased government intervention..."