An extract from the second edition of GAR’s The Guide to M&A Arbitration, first published in January 2020, by Duncan Speller and Francis Greenway. The whole publication is available at globalarbitrationreview.com/edition/1001445/the-guide-to-m-a-arbitration-second-edition.
Excerpt: Despite a slowdown in activity from the second half of 2018 caused by actual and anticipated geopolitical, economic and regulatory challenges, global M&A has enjoyed one of the strongest and longest periods of growth in history. Announced transaction volumes in 2018 reached US$4.1 trillion, the third-highest year to date for M&A volumes, driven in large part by increased numbers of megadeals worth more than US$10 billion. Although 2019 volumes and values have decreased somewhat, the first half of the year still passed US$2 trillion – a figure, again, driven by a healthy share of megadeals. Read the full article.