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Foreign Investment Review

This episode explores the current state of play for foreign investment into the US and Germany, as well as developing global trends and their potential effects in other countries

Freshfields’ co-head of global M&A, Matthew Herman is joined by three of the firm’s experts: Berlin partner Frank Roehling; Washington, DC counsel Christine Laciak; and fellow DC counsel Shawn Cooley, who joined Freshfields last year after nine years as the Director of Foreign Investment Risk Management for the Office of Policy, US Department of Homeland Security.

Foreign Investment Review Part 2: Broadcom/Qualcomm Deal Review

The recent Broadcom/Qualcomm deal broke new ground for foreign investment review on a number of fronts. We take a deep dive into this deal.

Freshfields’ co-head of global M&A, Matthew Herman, is joined by Washington, DC counsel Christine Laciak and fellow DC counsel Shawn Cooley.

GDPR Demystified

Adam Siegel, the head of the litigation practice group for Freshfields in the US, interviews two of his European colleagues, Giles Pratt (UK) and Norbert Nolte (Germany), about the ins and outs of GDPR and what the new regulations are likely to mean for US companies.

US Tax Reform

Freshfields Regional Managing Partner Peter Lyons interviews tax partners Robert Scarborough and Claude Stansbury about two key takeaways from the reforms: the expected impact on M&A, and the new—and significant—incentives for relocating certain business segments to the US.

Auction Strategies

Whether you’re on the buy or sell side of an M&A auction, acting quickly and confidently is more important than ever.  

Our co-heads of Global M&A, Matthew Herman and Bruce Embley, are joined by partner Arun Balasubramanian to discuss the increasingly fast-paced world of M&A auctions, including an examination of current trends and effective strategies in the US, UK, and Asia.

"Wait, What?" Moments in Cross-Border M&A

Planning US-outbound M&A? Make sure your deal isn’t lost in translation.

A US business looking to acquire a company in the UK or Germany first needs to understand how different dealmaking can be in those two jurisdictions. Freshfields US Regional Managing Partner Peter Lyons speaks with leading M&A colleagues from the UK and Germany about their markets, diving deep into the regional differences that might influence your company’s decision on how—and where—it expands through outbound M&A.

New Regimes, New Rules?

The Future of EU and US Competition Enforcement

With new competition regimes in place in two of the most important markets for business, the US and the EU, what does a winning strategy look like? Freshfields partners Matt Herman, Paul Yde and Thomas Janssens talk through what they’re seeing now - and what they predict for the future.


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