M&A in Uncertain Times: planning for growth

The recent political and economic upheaval across the globe has seen deal parties approaching M&A with cautious optimism.

The Citco Group of Companies' Global Subsidiary Governance Services (GSGS) team and international law firm Baker Botts will host an evening seminar on 6 June 2018, that discusses some of the hot topics and key regulatory considerations impacting M&A activity in the coming year.

Themes for discussion include:

  • Competition & Antitrust, including 'gun jumping' and recent developments in EU merger control
    Last year saw an unprecedented string of cases where the European Commission and EU national authorities sought to enforce procedural merger control rules. A number of large fines for gun-jumping raises questions for merging parties regarding how best to ensure compliance while conducting proper due diligence, integration planning and putting in place  measures to preserve the value of the target pending closing. We will provide an overview of the risks and how to deal with the various antitrust challenges that occur between deal signing and closing.
  • Post-M&A governance and effective management of entities
    Increasingly, global subsidiary governance is becoming more complex and important to multinationals and Private Equity Funds. Challenges include alignment with group goals & objectives, information flow, regulatory and companies act compliance and risk management. Despite the importance of these issues, the approach by organisations to subsidiary governance, both pre- and post-deal, has often been ad hoc and underfunded. We explain why that has to change and the cost of not doing so.
  • Sanctions – EU restrictions on dealing with Russia
    With the ever evolving area of sanctions, we take a closer look at the current challenges companies face in Russia and how to do business in the country.


  • Chris Butler
    Managing Director, Citco Vilnius, UAB
  • Chris Caulfield
    Partner, Baker Botts
  • Neil Coulson
    Partner, Baker Botts
  • Catriona Hatton
    Co-Head of Global Antitrust, Baker Botts

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Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Head of Client Services,
Citco Global Subsidiary Governance Services

T+370 5 204 7300