Multi-disciplinary M&A: What about employment, tax, IP and environmental issues

07 May 2020

Uncertainty can result in a deal being delayed, altered or cancelled. Gowling WLG’s M&A team is hosting a series of webinars designed to explore, analyze and help clients and friends of our firm navigate the impacts uncertainty can have on transactions.

A successful M&A transaction requires a multi-faceted approach: a team of lawyers, each with expertise in specific subject areas to advise the parties on different issues at different stages of the transaction. In this session, we will explore the tax, employment, intellectual property and environmental issues that arise at different stages of a transaction, specifically the structuring, negotiation and closing phases of a deal. This discussion includes how deal terms and processes may be impacted by the pandemic over the short term and in deals that will close over the next 12-18 months after businesses are back to full operations in the “new normal.”

Topics adressed: 

  • Considerations for structuring transactions, including whether to sell or buy assets vs. shares;
  • How representations, warranties and indemnities may be impacted in these areas due to the pandemic;
  • Impacts of the current environment on how the purchase price is determined and paid; and
  • Impacts of the current environment on closing conditions and closing mechanics.

This webinar is eligible for 1 hour of substantive credits toward the mandatory annual CPD requirement set by the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of BC. For lawyers in other jurisdictions or for non-lawyer professionals requiring CPD hours, please check the requirements of your governing body.

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