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Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

ABA Section of Business Law

Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

General Information

Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website. Our M&A subcommittees, taskforces and working groups will all be conducting meetings and moving forward on projects of interest to members of the group at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Section in Chicago, details of which are contained under Upcoming Committee Meetings below.

The latest issue of Deal Points (Winter 2017) is here and includes an article by Rita-Anne O’Neill on the use of escrows and holdbacks in carveout transactions in the What’s New & Trending section and an article by Jingyi Li Blank on due diligence as a tool to understand Chinese buyers, as well as the usual short descriptions of and/or excerpts from upcoming publications or other M&A Committee work product and other subcommittee or task force content that should be of interest to Committee members.

Women in M&A scholarship program: The Women in M&A Task Force has launched a new initiative aimed at law students identifying as female, with an invitation to female rising 2Ls at Harvard Law School to apply for an all-expense-paid trip to our meeting during the Business Law Annual Meeting in Chicago from September 14 – 16, 2017. For further details see the materials posted under Women in M&A scholarship program on the Women in M&A Task Force website here.

The Deal Points Studies, available only to members of the Committee, are on the Market Trends Subcommittee page here. This includes our recently published 2017 Buyer Power Ratio Deal Points Study.

For materials relating to the Committee's recent and historic CLE programs, past issues of Deal Points and some other committee materials see under Committee Resources below. For our other committee and subcommittee materials (including those for recent and upcoming meetings) see the Programs Subcommittee page here.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

These are our upcoming meetings:

  • September 14-16, 2017 - Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and The Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL (for registration and further details, including the meeting schedule, see here)
  • January 26-27, 2018 - Annual Standalone Meeting at the Montage Laguna Beach, CA (not yet open for registration)

M&A Lawyers' Library

The M&A Lawyers' Library is a service of the M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee of the M&A Committee. This collection of timely articles and memos on topics of interest to the M&A practitioner, available only to members of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


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