Africa

AFRICAN UPDATE: The Global Briefing For Africa: Interview with Stephen Karangizi

Main Article:  The following is a 5 minute interview with Stephen Karangizi, CEO and Director of the African Legal Support Facility. The African Legal Support Facility, hosted by the African Development Bank, has been supporting African governments in the negotiation of complex commercial transactions since 2010.  To find out more about the ALSF, please click … Continued

Editors’ Note:  Contributed by Nigel Boardman, a partner at Slaughter and May and a founding director of XBMA.  Mr. Boardman is one of the leading M&A lawyers in the UK with broad experience in a wide range of cross-border transactions.

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AFRICAN UPDATE – New Multi-National COMESA Merger Notification Regime in Africa Requires Advance Planning for a Wide Range of International Merger Transactions

Highlights: In January 2013, a supranational organization of 19 African States known as “COMESA” implemented a new and potentially burdensome merger notification regime affecting parties with assets or sales in eastern or southern Africa. Pre-merger notification is required for any merger where either the acquiror or the target operates in at least two COMESA member … Continued

Editors’ Note: This article was submitted by I. Berl Nadler, a partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and a leading Canadian corporate lawyer who has been involved in numerous high-profile financing transactions and acquisitions worldwide on behalf of multinational corporate clients. Davies Ward partners John Bodrug, Jim Dinning and Hillel Rosen, experts in the firm’s Competition & Foreign Investment Review practice, co-authored this article.

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XBMA – Quarterly Review for Q1 2011

The attached slides summarize trends in cross-border M&A and strategic investment activity throughout the first quarter of 2011.   Highlights: Global M&A volume for Q1 2011 was US$671.8 billion, up 29.5% as compared to Q1 2010. Cross-border transactions have rebounded substantially from 2009: 38% of Q1 2011 global M&A was cross-border — up slightly from … Continued

Editor's Note: This is an example of the type of post and content the XBMA Forum seeks to showcase.

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