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

Venue

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

Description

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.

Presenters

Kristina Agassi
  • Vice President & Associate General Counsel
  • Zeta Global

Kristina Agassi serves as the Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Zeta Global, a global data-driven marketing tech firm founded in 2007. In this role, Kristina manages and oversees a variety of legal matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, IP, equity, commercial transactions and other legal issues facing a rapidly growing international company.

Previously, Kristina was a Senior Attorney at IEEE, a global engineering and technology focused company. In her position with IEEE, Kristina had broad responsibilities for IEEE’s legal affairs in the U.S. and internationally.

Before joining IEEE, Kristina was an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she was part of its Corporate group in the NY office, and an Associate at White & Case LLP, where she was part of its Securities group in the London office. Prior to that, Kristina worked as Management Consultant in the Financial & Performance Management Group at Accenture.

Kristina received a B.A. degree (cum laude) in Economics and Sociology from NYU, and a J.D. degree from NYU Law School, where she was Symposium Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics.

Stacy Frazier
  • Global Executive Counsel, Competition Law and Policy
  • General Electric

Stacy Frazier is Global Executive Counsel for Competition Law and Policy at the General Electric Company. Her practice includes responsibilities for transactions, compliance and counseling, and internal investigations. Prior to joining GE, Stacy was Counsel in the antitrust group at WilmerHale, where she handled merger clearance, investigations, and antitrust litigation. She is a Vice Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section.

Bernhard Heinzl
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Bernhard Heinzl is an Attorney-at-Law in the firm's IT/IP and media department and deputy head of DORDA's Digital Industries Group. His practice covers drafting and negotiation of international IT-related contracts, outsourcing, license, franchising and distribution contracts, as well as IT/IP and media litigation. He advises several national and international companies in the IT/IP field on a regular basis. Bernhard is also regularly engaged in cross-border M&A transactions concerning IT- or Tech-companies.

Anand Saha
  • Partner, Corporate/M&A
  • Clifford Chance

Anand Saha is a partner based in Clifford Chance's New York office and has been at Clifford Chance since 2001 and a partner since 2012.  Anand specializes in international and cross-border transactions and is admitted to practice in both New York and England.  He has advised on transactions in a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on the technology sector and has advised on a number of venture capital style investments.  Anand is an integral member of the Clifford Chance Global Tech Group and co-leads the firm's U.S. tech practice.

Anand also advises on a broad range of corporate finance matters and represents corporations and underwriters on a range of equity and debt capital markets projects, including IPOs, SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, high yield debt, liability management and MTN programs. 

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of corporate transactions.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
10/30/2019