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Prepare for Coming M&A Market Challenges


This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This complimentary webinar is produced in connection with the latest Bloomberg Law Special Report.

While merger and acquisition activity has continued at high levels, the market increasingly faces a host of complex factors, from market uncertainties and changing bilateral relationships to Brexit to legal and regulatory change. Those forces will be in play as abundant private equity capital is looking to fund new transactions. This webinar will give organizations the insights they need to frame the best M&A strategy in this environment.

During this 60-minute webinar, panelists will discuss:

• Key factors affecting cross-border M&A activity, emphasizing the EU/Brexit outlook and a resurgent China
• The range of scenarios for the U.S. market in light of possible regulatory/legal obstacles
• The outlook for interplay between abundant funding resources and variables driving transactions

Educational Objectives

• Understand the current economic and market forces that will define the M&A environment
• Learn the latest legal and regulatory factors in the U.S. and the effect on transactions
• Gain up-to-date insight on the determinants affecting both sides of the worldwide M&A market

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

• C-suite leaders 
• In-house counsel
• Attorneys specializing in M&A transactions
• Financial industry practitioners


Eleanor Tyler
  • Legal Analyst
  • Bloomberg Law

Eleanor Tyler is a Legal Analyst on the Litigation team, with a focus on antitrust. Previously, she spent seven years reporting for Bloomberg Law's antitrust news desk. Before joining Bloomberg Law in 2010, Eleanor was a litigation associate at a large law firm. She clerked for the Hon. Simeon Lake in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Her JD is from Georgetown University, and she holds an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Grace Maral Burnett
  • Legal Analyst, Corporate Transactions
  • Bloomberg Law

Grace Maral Burnett is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Transactional team, with a focus on M&A. Previously, she was an M&A lawyer at Turunc law firm in Istanbul, where her practice focused on inbound and outbound transactions and greenfield investment projects. At Turunc, she regularly advised multinationals and private equity funds on deals. Previously, Grace worked on business and employment disputes as an associate at Leftwich LLC. Grace received her JD and BA degrees from American University.

Robert Kim
  • Legal Analyst, Regulatory & Compliance
  • Bloomberg Law

Robert Kim is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Regulatory & Compliance team, with a focus on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and other financial crimes issues, as well as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Prior to joining Bloomberg Law, he served as an associate with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, a senior counsel on the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, manager of the Bank Secrecy Act regulatory enforcement program for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and Deputy Treasury Attaché at U.S. Embassy Baghdad.

Moderator: Diane Holt
  • Team Lead, Transactional Analysis
  • Bloomberg Law

Diane Holt is the Team Lead Bloomberg Law’s Transactional Analysis. Previously, she worked as transactional counsel for Enel, SpA, the Italian electric monopoly, in Rome, Italy; consultant to Central European regional operations in transition; manager of Central European Advisory Group, the regional legal and business consultancy; and associate at a large law firm in Washington D.C. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Diane earned her JD at the University of Michigan, and she speaks Spanish, Italian, Czech and French.

Continuing Education

1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Working understanding of mergers and acquisitions
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