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Event occurred: 9-13-2023 to 9-14-2023

Transaction Advisors Institute’s Annual M&A Conference

Freshfields US Corporate/M&A Partner Jonathan Zhou and Antitrust Partner Meghan Rissmiller will be speaking at Transaction Advisors Institute’s Annual M&A Conference.

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Meghan Rissmiller’s panel “New Antitrust Dynamics” (9/13) will cover:

  • What are the new antitrust considerations dealmakers will need to address, given the recent changes to the HSR process?
  • What level of disclosure will now be expected on corporate relationships and the rationale for a transaction?
  • How are previous acquisitions and market conditions likely to be considered by the agencies?
  • Are there ways to head off competition review associated with labor market issues?
  • When should dealmakers expect scrutiny around interlocking directorates?
  • What specific steps are sophisticated parties taking now?

Jonathan Zhou’s panel “Smart Closing Conditions” (9/14) will cover:

  • For long-close acquisitions, what terms should be structured to adjust?
  • How can outside dates, ticking fees, efforts, reverse break fees, equity grants, and other deal points be designed to work in concert?
  • Are new walk rights and interim operating covenants emerging?
  • Should interim covenants flex?
  • What shifts in long-close deal financing?
  • How do you make sure one party does not control a closing condition?
  • What is being negotiated (and actually being paid) when deals don't close?

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9-13-2023 to 9-14-2023

Event location

Cornell Tech New York City

Freshfields Speakers

Meghan Rissmiller

Partner, Freshfields

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Zheng (Jonathan) Zhou

Partner, Freshfields

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