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Brian Markley and Jennifer Potts Publish “Avoiding M&A Landmines: Bribery, Corruption and Trade Sanctions Risk” in Law360

Date: 10/25/23

In a new article for Law360, partner Brian Markley and counsel Jennifer Potts highlight the U.S. Department of Justice’s new “Mergers & Acquisitions Safe Harbor Policy” announced on October 4, 2023 and discuss the importance of conducting pre-acquisition M&A due diligence that specifically considers anti-bribery and trade sanctions risk, especially for transactions with international touchpoints.  In the article, they cover practical considerations for how a company should prepare to conduct anti-bribery and sanctions due diligence and outline the step-by-step diligence process.  The article also addresses remedial steps and compliance enhancements that may be necessary as part of post-acquisition integration, and other steps that an acquiring company may need to consider depending on the due diligence findings.  

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Avoiding Bribery, Corruption And Sanctions Risks In Int'l M&A.pdf (pdf | 648.05 KB )