Regulatory hurdles a rising concern for Asia M&A

Compliance and regulation are rising concerns as Asian companies go global and foreign companies look to strike deals in Asia.

As Asian companies go global and foreign buyers look to make acquisitions in Asia, complying with increased regulation is becoming a key concern, according to lawyers.

There has been a proliferation of merger control regimes globally and also in the enforcement of those regimes, which has inevitably worried potential buyers, said Roger Denny, head of MA Asia Pacific at Clifford Chance. It is an area where we believe good preparation and communication with stakeholders is key, in which case the issues can usually be managed successfully, he added.

A recent survey conducted by FinanceAsia highlights buyers' growing concern. A total of 66...

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