11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, October 25 2017
There have been new approaches to trade policies in the Americas and changes to free trade agreements are in discussion. The market for cross-border M&A transactions is strongly influenced by the applicable trade regime, an aspect which in the past had not been in the focus of attention as free trade had been a widely accepted principle in many parts of the world. The members of this panel will discuss the effect of changes in trade policies on M&A transactions from the perspective of the US and its most important trading partners in the Americas. On the one hand limitations on free trade require companies to establish themselves in host countries instead of exporting goods and services. On the other hand access to the host countries’ markets become more difficult and expensive, thus raising the thresholds for amortizations of investments. This panel aims at providing the participants with a better understanding of how to assist their clients under changed regulatory conditions in host countries of M&A investments, particularly in the Americas.