Global Private M&A Guide


Baker McKenzie's Global Private M&A Guide is a comprehensive resource examining the impact of new and existing laws affecting deal structuring and private M&A generally in nearly 40 jurisdictions.

The Guide provides a holistic overview of the key legal and regulatory M&A framework in each jurisdiction through all stages of the transaction process, including structuring the deal, getting to signing (e.g., preliminary documents and negotiating the agreement), and understanding the broader legal landscape, including foreign investment restrictions, antitrust issues, tax considerations, employment law obligations, and anti-bribery concerns.

For 70 years our M&A team has been helping companies navigate the complex waters of international transactions. Over the past decade we have done more cross-border deals than any other law firm, and so we are pleased to share with you the lessons we've learned and tips we've picked up along the way. It is our hope that our Global Private M&A Guide helps you to bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement on your M&A journey.


To explore individual jurisdiction data in-depth, you may navigate through different jurisdictions using the dropdown menu to the left.

Each country's data can be downloaded in PDF form by clicking the Download PDF option in the dropdown menu to the left.

To compare data across jurisdictions, click here or on the button below, there is also a "Start Comparison" button at the page. To begin a comparison, choose a topic and a comparable item in the dropdown selectors and then select the jurisdictions you would like to compare. Once you have clicked "save" within the comparison tool, your comparison will be generated on the resource hub. You can save your comparison on the Resource Hub itself and add comments using the "add notes" column on the left. Comparisons can be dynamically adjusted at any time. Word and Excel reports can be generated.

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Global Private M&A Guide - Extended version

You can also access an extended version of the guide, which provides a detailed overview of additional legal and regulatory considerations related to Private M&A, including merger control and foreign investment restrictions, employment law obligations, tax, and anti-bribery concerns.

If you are a Baker McKenzie employee, please click here to access this version.

If you are a client, please click here to request an access. You will be prompted to provide your details and access will be granted shortly afterwards.