The M&A landscape in 2020 was shaped in large part by the impact of COVID-19 on global business. While 2021 is expected to usher in an uptick in global M&A activity, the lingering effects of COVID-19 and developments caused by the pandemic will impact cross-border M&A transactions in 2021. Join Hogan Lovells partners Aaron Cutler, Ryan M. Philp, and Michael Szlamkowicz as they discuss the current state of cross-border M&A. This 50 minute program will focus on cross-border M&A from a transactional, litigation, and legislative perspective and offer insights on the challenges that lawyers engaging in cross-border M&A may face in the coming months.
Aaron Cutler, Hogan Lovells, a former senior House staffer, contributes high-level knowledge of policy and regulatory to matters to his practice, and lobbies Congress on a variety of matters including energy and natural resources, banking and financial services, and technology, media, and telecom sectors. For several years before joining Hogan Lovells, Aaron served as senior advisor for Policy and Outreach for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). In this role, he was the Leader’s direct liaison to the House Committees on Financial Services, Natural Resources, and Energy and Commerce, and helped shepherd more than 100 bills on the floor. Aaron graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and has been recognized by Legal500 since 2015 for his government relations work.
Ryan M. Philp, Hogan Lovells, is a trial lawyer who has represented clients on a broad spectrum of complex business, securities, and corporate litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Ryan concentrates his practice on cases alleging breaches of fiduciary duty or fraud arising out of M&A transactions, securities offerings, refinance transactions, contests for corporate control, alleged mismanagement, or oversight failures. Ryan is the co-editor of Getting The Deal Through: M&A Litigation, the editor of Hogan Lovells’ quarterly coverage of key corporate and commercial decisions, and a frequent author and speaker on issues of corporate governance and director and officer liability. Ryan received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and has been recognized by Legal500 for his work advising on general commercial disputes.
Michael Szlamkowicz, Hogan Lovells, has extensive experience advising clients on complex cross-border corporate and transactional matters. Michael frequently advises private equity and pension fund sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with leveraged acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, financings, restructurings, and general corporate matters. Michael received his J.D. from the University of Montreal and was recently recognized by Legal500 for his work advising on large (US$1bn+) M&A transactions and for health care and life sciences matters.
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