5th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference

2 Feb - 3 Feb 2017

The Westin Paris

Session information

Same same, but different – ‘universal’ legal concepts in cross-border transactions

Thursday 2 February (1630 - 1730)

The Westin Paris


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


When we are negotiating an issue, are we sure that we are talking about the same thing? Is assuming that a certain concept means the same on another continent, or just in another jurisdiction, a sensible approach in the context of cross-border transactions? The panel will identify a number of legal concepts that regularly play a role in M&A deals and discuss their content from a US, UK and continental European point of view.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

André Dufour Borden Ladner Gervais, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Senior Vice Chair, Corporate and M&A Law Committee


Vanessa Blackmore Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, London, England
Adam Green Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, Sweden
Benjamin Kanovitch Bredin Prat, Paris, France
Andrew Nussbaum Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, New York, USA