Tag archives: European M&A

Legal update: new European data privacy law comes into force on May 25, 2018

On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The GDPR will create new requirements for Canadian companies that handle the personal information of European individuals. The GDPR also allows for heavy penalties to be imposed on organizations that fail to comply with this new regulatory regime. Based … Continue reading

A global overview of M&A activity

Despite growing concerns over the state of the Chinese economy, global M&A activity has been quietly growing. According to Mergermarket’s September insider, August 2015 was the highest valued August ever with US$297.8bn total deal value. This 12.7% increase came despite 335 fewer deals when compared to August 2014. The top sector was Industrials & Chemicals … Continue reading

European M&A still robust after summer of Greek turmoil

In Sunday’s election, Greece re-elected the left-leaning Syriza party headed by former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who will renew his coalition with the nationalist Independent Greeks. Tsipras claims to support the agreement struck in late July between Greece and its creditors. Some observers doubt the government’s ability to meet its commitments under a bailout that … Continue reading