How to make M&A in emerging countries – Part 1: Deal Rules

Cultural issues may be addressed by an agreement on the deal rules. Here is why and how. Time and space: “time is the longest distance between two places”. In certain corners of this planet, time flows at a different pace. Notably, negotiations via electronic means tend to be less fruitful and definitively take more time…

How to escape from a joint venture (Part 1)

In business, a joint-venture is the experience most similar to a marriage. The last of your thoughts is to prepare for the time the love is gone. Indeed, when structuring a joint venture, the parties tend to focus more on the “true love” side of the papers and a bit less on the “divorce” scenarios….