Stefan Brunnschweiler, Global Head of CMS Corporate/M&A at CMS, provided insights into the European mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market during his presentation to Argyle's CLO membership at the 2017 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum in Chicago on November 30.
Matthew Heinz, Senior Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Aon, explained the ins and outs of transaction liability insurance during his presentation to Argyle's CLO membership at the 2017 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum in New York on March 15.
Scott Chaplin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Vista Outdoor, explored some of the lessons he learned from several recent deals in a Fireside Chat with Sam Eberts, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings and Argyle's General Counsel membership at the 2015 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum in Washington DC on June 16.
Kathy Mahoney, General Counsel and Secretary at SpartanNash, discusses the journey of merging two multi-million dollar companies into a nearly $8 billion organization and the lessons learned along the way.
"There’s a lot going on and there are a lot of different legal systems. Depending on where the epicenter of your deal is, it pays you to really understand what it is about that system that you’re buying into."
"They say luck favors the prepared. How do you achieve successful information integration? ... A clear understanding of integration value drivers, a well-articulated playbook, a detailed set of diligence questionnaires and, quite frankly, a willingness to look at things differently."
We dread that word…synergy. There is no more challenging place to apply the concept of synergy than within an organization when your firm has acquired another and the allure of multiple “synergistic gains” promised by management are expected from the sales organization. What could possibly go wrong? Well, just about everything. Here is a short list and what to do about it.
Martyn Curragh, U.S. Deals Leader for PwC discussed the current challenges for global M&A and how deal activity could see an uptick in the next few years.
Andrew Smulian, Chairman and CEO of Akerman LLP, and Drew Lewis, eDiscovery Counsel for Recommind, discussed the increasing importance of metrics in the legal industry and why the big law model is not coming back.