25 May

Dbriefs Legal | Negotiation of M&A contracts in COVID-19 times

Lessons learned

Tuesday, 12:00 p.m.  CEST
Event language: English


Host: David Roelens
Presenters: Giuseppe Francesco Mirarchi, Dr. Michael von Rueden, and Hans Vansweevelt

The Covid-19 pandemic has sent a shockwave around the world and brought much of life to a grinding halt. It does not seem to have done the same for M&A, as transaction numbers remain steady and the market even seems to thrive. But if the volume of transactions has not changed, then what has? Our webcast will present viewpoints on this matter from across Europe and will dive deeper into the actual effects of Covid-19 on the M&A practice. Did what we expected at the beginning of the pandemic actually materialise? We'll discuss:

  • M&A and Covid-19: it goes on (current market overview).
  • Negotiation long distance – impact on timing and outcome of transactions?
  • A shift towards a buyer's market: expectations challenged.
    • Deal certainty.
    • Due diligence.
    • Price: determination and payment.
    • Risk allocation mechanisms.
    • Specific contractual (Term sheet/SPA) clauses.
  • Virtual signings and closings across Europe, where are we?

Gain an insight on the current M&A trends and Covid-19 impact from our M&A specialists on the Dbriefs Legal webcast panel.  


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Andreas Jentgens

Andreas Jentgens


Andreas is Partner and joined Deloitte Legal in 2000. Andreas specializes in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions and advises internationally operating mid-size companies and multinational groups of companies. His main fields of advice include cross-border sales and acquisitions of companies, restructuring and reorganization of groups of companies. Andreas has worked closely with many multinational groups in structuring their German and European operations. He advised on a huge number of cross-border corporate structuring projects and has a profound experience in legal project management and in IP migration projects. Andreas is heading the Japan Desk of Deloitte Legal in Germany. He is member of Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung, Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis as well as Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung. Andreas is admitted to the bar in Germany. He studied at the University of Cologne and rendered his legal clerkship in Aachen. He speaks German and English. Office: Frankfurt 

Dr. Michael von Rüden, LL.M. (USA)

Dr. Michael von Rüden, LL.M. (USA)


Michael joined Deloitte Legal in 2003 and is a partner and head of the service line M&A based in Dusseldorf. Michael advises clients in complex national and international transactions and joint ventures as well as corporate law matters across a wide range of industries. He frequently advises private equity clients. Michael combines a strong economic and target-oriented approach with an in-depth understanding of the current M&A environment and the specific needs of his clients. Clients describe him as creative, pragmatic, thoughtful and versed in all Corporate/M&A matters. Languages: German, English. Office: Dusseldorf 

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:00 p.m. CEST
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