5th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference

2 Feb - 3 Feb 2017

The Westin Paris

Session information

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – M&A in the banking sector

Thursday 2 February (1400 - 1500)

The Westin Paris


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


Regulatory pressure, low interest rates and increasing costs are currently making it hard for most banks to increase revenues and profits. As a result, there is significant ongoing consolidation in the industry and market analysts expect more in the future. The panel will analyse and discuss the particular challenges posed by acquisitions in the highly regulated banking sector. This ranges from the swan song on the banking secret over the particularities of purchase price definition to the dance with the regulator(s).

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Guy Harles Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; IBA Council Member, Barreau de Luxembourg and Member, Corporate and M&A Law Committee Advisory Board


Mike Flockhart Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, England