11th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference

2 Feb - 3 Feb 2023

Session information

Between conference, board and court rooms: pre-closing deal renegotiations and litigation


It has been estimated that up to one third of all private deals give rise to a formal dispute. This number would be even higher, if we also included the controversies that arise, and are settled, between signing and closing of a deal. M&A practitioners need to be prepared to navigate these challenges, pushing them out of their natural habitat of conference rooms and board rooms towards the court room. This session will focus on the tools that lawyers can apply in helping clients avoid, navigate and resolve pre-closing disputes.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Christian Hoedl Uria Menendez, Madrid, Spain; Member, Corporate and M&A Law Committee Advisory Board


Forrest Alogna Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier , Paris, France
Marjolein Heuten HOUTHOFF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Denis Maignan Publicis Groupe, Paris, France