COVID-19: the Game Changer in Distressed M&A

24 September 2020 - 17:30

Responses of the European governments to the COVID-19 pandemic and the liquidity crunch (and economic crisis that ensued) have differed: from full lock down to no-lock down; from massive recourse to the state-guaranteed loans to other forms of subsidies. We will look into the recent regulatory measures implemented in five major European countries to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and their pros and cons, and the foreseeable consequences on deal making and investment opportunities in the various industry sectors in these countries. Finally, we will take a quick look at how bankruptcy laws in home jurisdictions respond to the need of ensuring a safe legal framework for distressed acquisitions.

The panel will be moderated by Rose B. Sorensen, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Los Angeles (USA).


• Simon Beale, Macfarlanes LLP – London
Tommaso Foco, Portolano Cavallo – Milan
• Anna Palmérus, Vinge – Göteborg
• Dorothee Prosteder, Noerr LLP – Munich
• Anker Sorensen, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés – Paris

The webinar will be held in English.


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