On 7 July 2016, LCN Legal hosted a seminar on the key legal and practical issues relating to mergers in group reorganisations. In addition to other methods of business integration and asset transfers, the seminar included a discussion of Cross Border Mergers (CBMs) under EC Directive 2005/56/EC – a procedure which is often considered, but far less frequently used in practice.
The seminar was presented by Paul Sutton and Ivan Hanna. Paul is a co-founder of LCN Legal, and has over 20 years’ experience of leading corporate restructuring projects for large corporates and SMEs. He has presented seminars and led workshops on this subject for “Big Four” and mid-sized accounting firms, banks, investment funds, and in-house tax, legal, finance and company secretarial teams in large corporates and financial institutions.
Ivan Hanna is an Associate Director with LCN Legal and an experienced corporate lawyer, having trained and worked at international law firm Baker & McKenzie. Ivan gained further experience of corporate restructuring and business integration projects as an M&A and post-merger integrations lead at Accenture and as Senior Group Legal Counsel for the Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest consolidator of life assurance funds.
The venue in the Shard was kindly provided by Duff & Phelps, and we would like to thank Paul Williams, Managing Director and joint head of the UK Restructuring Practice, and Paul Corlett, Director at Duff & Phelps, for their valuable contribution to the discussion.
Our guests included representatives from organisations such as:
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Wells Fargo
- Verint Systems.
The feedback kindly provided by delegates included the following:
“Excellent Coverage of a complex topic, and a great opportunity to mix with peers in the field.”
“Fantastic Seminar – Many thanks.”
“Good format and good level of discussion on practical aspects.”
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