"2015 was a record year for M&A transactions, both in the United States and globally, surpassing $5 trillion. Somewhat less well known is the crossborder nature of a very high percentage of this activity.

While the US accounted for roughly 50% of recent deal volume, cross-border deals played a leading role as well. Indeed, the very largest transactions in recent years have involved acquirors in different jurisdictions – witness the blockbuster ($160 billion) Pfizer–Allergan transaction, or Anheuser-Busch Inbev's $130 billion bid for SABMiller plc. One cannot fully appreciate the M&A landscape without global perspective; this is more true today than even a few years ago, when the first edition of this book appeared." - Martin Lipton, Wachell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Walkers partners John Gosling (BVI), Rolf Lindsay (Cayman), Adam Chester and Nigel Weston (Jersey) have partnered with Thomson Reuters, Wachell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Macfarlanes LLP to produce detailed chapters on their jurisdictions of expertise for the second edition of the Mergers & Acquisitons International Guide.

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