11th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference

2 Feb - 3 Feb 2023

Session information

How to buy a bank in Europe - Commonalities, discrepancies and best practices


Some M&A practitioners refer to the due diligence of a bank as the ‘mother of all due diligences’. Admittedly, buying a bank is truly the archetype of acquiring a regulated business. There are peculiarities and unique challenges en route. The panel will elaborate on those challenges and shed some light on the commonalities and the nasty differences across jurisdictions.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Rebecca Cousin Slaughter and May, London, England; Vice Chair, Corporate Governance and Activism Subcommittee


Urs Gnos Walder Wyss Ltd, Zürich, Switzerland
Leo Lee Roschier Advokatbyrå AB, Stockholm, Sweden
Stefano Mazzotti Chiomenti Studio Legale, Milan, Italy
Fernando Minguez Hernandez Cuatrecasas, Madrid, Spain