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Cross-Border Technology Deals: M&A Trends and Challenges

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


This is a complimentary program sponsored by WSG.

Technology tends to be a key asset that drives cross-border deals involving both technology and non-technology focused businesses, particularly as different jurisdictions are innovating in various manners.  However, complex regulatory, compliance, and technical challenges arise in these particular deals, including increased scrutiny around technology and conflicting M&A regulations across jurisdictions.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar, where our panelists will discuss the current cross-border M&A impacting the technology sector, the unique challenges that arise when conducting these deals across jurisdictions, and strategies for successfully executing on these deals to remain competitive in the current market.

Educational Objectives:

• Gain an overview of the current cross-border technology deals landscape
• Understand today’s risks in conducting cross-border technology deals
• Obtain strategies for successfully executing on deals across borders in the technology sector

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

In-house and outside counsel working on cross-border transactions.


Brendan O’Connor
  • Vice President & Deputy General Counsel; General Counsel – Americas
  • Garrett Motion Inc.

Brendan P. O’Connor joined Garrett Motion Inc. as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, as well as General Counsel of the Americas, upon completion of its spin-off from Honeywell on October 1, 2018.  In this role, Mr. O’Connor has primary responsibility for all matters relating to corporate practice, including corporate transactions, corporate finance and securities, legal and financial reporting obligations, including SEC registrant and NYSE-listed company requirements, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic transactions, and corporate governance, including director and officer fiduciary obligations and other advice of the corporate secretary.  In his role as General Counsel of Garrett Motion Inc. in the Americas region, Mr. O’Connor assists the Americas Leadership Teams with strategic initiatives and implementation of their business plans as well as oversees legal aspects of all matters as they relate to the business, including commercial matters, contract preparation and negotiation, dispute resolution, litigation, risk management, labor & employment, and federal, state & local regulation.

Prior to joining Garrett, Mr. O’Connor was the Assistant General Counsel for Mergers & Acquisitions with Honeywell International Inc., with primary responsibility for developing and disseminating acquisition and divestiture policies, protocols and guidelines applied throughout the global Honeywell organization, as well as managing and coordinating all legal aspects of executing public and private merger, acquisition, disposition, spin-off, partnership and joint venture transactions for Honeywell on a global basis, including preparing business units for sale, approaching potential acquisition candidates, overseeing all aspects of the legal due diligence process, negotiating transaction and related agreements, assisting with post-closing legal integration and providing advice regarding post-transaction disputes and adjustments. Previously, Mr. O’Connor worked in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups in the New York office of the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP.  While at Latham & Watkins, Mr. O’Connor advised a variety of publicly and privately held clients with operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia with respect to all manner of corporate practice.  Mr. O’Connor holds a Doctorate of Laws with a specialization in International Legal Affairs from Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.  Mr. O’Connor is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.

Continuing Education

1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
A basic understanding of corporate transactions.
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