5th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference

2 Feb - 3 Feb 2017

The Westin Paris

Session information

European share for share deals

Thursday 2 February (1130 - 1230)

The Westin Paris


Corporate and M&A Law Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum


In a cash deal, the roles of the parties are distinct, but in a share for share deal it is not so clear who is the seller and who is the buyer. Also, a company that pays for an acquisition with its own stock shares both the risks and the value of the transaction with the shareholders of the company it acquires. This raises a number of issues, in particular also the question of reciprocal representations and warranties and the appropriate remedies in case of a breach. The panel will identify these issues and discuss approaches on how to handle them.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Hermann Knott Dr. Hermann Knott, Cologne, Germany; Member, Law Firm Management Committee Advisory Board


Jean-Nicolas Soret ADVANT Altana, Paris, France
Balázs Unger Bán S Szabó Rausch & Partners, Budapest, Hungary