Australia: M&A law in Asia Pacific - July 2012
Last Updated: 9 July 2012


We are pleased to present the 2012 edition of M&A law in Asia Pacific, which gives an overview of the key issues involved in the conduct of mergers and acquisitions in a number of jurisdictions in the region and offers guidance on regulatory constraints governing such transactions. The guide offers a comprehensive coverage of the major Asia Pacific jurisdictions.

M&A activity levels in the Asia Pacific region have remained varied in the first half of 2012 largely due to volatility in the global markets and the fact that operating conditions for businesses remain tough. Despite a challenging environment in the face of political, economic and regulatory uncertainty and concerns about a continued lack of resolution to the Eurozone crisis, M&A activity is continuing and is expected to increase once confidence returns.

This guide will be of interest to multinationals looking to invest in the Asia Pacific region, Asian corporations looking beyond their borders to invest in the region and financial advisers advising on such transactions.

The information contained in the guide is as accurate and up-to-date as possible as at 15 June 2012. The guide is simply a summary of the key issues relevant to an M&A transaction in the region and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised here, please get in touch with us.

With our strong track record and as one of the best resourced international legal practices in the region with over 800 lawyers in our 13 Asia Pacific offices, we are well placed to advise clients on their investments in the Asia Pacific region.

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We wish to thank the following for their contributions to this guide:

  • Bharucha & Partners, India
  • Nishimura & Asahi, Japan
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co, a member of ZICOlaw, Malaysia
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles, Philippines
  • Lee & Ko, South Korea
  • Lee and Li, Taiwan

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

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