Mergers & Acquisitions – Global

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DOJ Announces New Safe Harbor Policy for M&As [Alert]

Calli Padilla and Nicole Sprinzen discuss the DOJ's new Mergers & Acquisitions Safe Harbor Policy.


Cozen O’Connor’s Global M&A Practice advises multinational companies, private equity firms, and financial advisors on the full spectrum of public and private mergers and acquisitions in complex cross-border transactions. 

Cozen O’Connor has consistently risen in the M&A rankings, earning recognition as a leading firm for cross-border M&A. Our team includes many bilingual and foreign-trained M&A lawyers, who have decades of experience guiding our global clients through the challenges presented by differing local laws, practices, customs, and cultures. Senior members of our global M&A Practice are recognized by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as market leaders and regularly assist our international clients in high-profile transactions. 

Inbound M&A

The U.S. is a leading destination for inbound and multi-jurisdictional M&A. With more than 30 offices in primary commercial hubs across the U.S. and Canada, Cozen O’Connor offers foreign buyers and sellers comprehensive capabilities in executing inbound M&A. Our attorneys lead complex deal structuring, negotiation, and documentation, as well as guide foreign-based buyers, sellers, and investors through increasingly strict regulatory requirements by U.S. federal agencies.

Outbound M&A

Cozen O’Connor also represents domestic and foreign clients in trajectory-changing transactions in jurisdictions around the world, including in Europe, Asia, and South America. As a result of decades of involvement in international dealmaking and in international legal and industry organizations, Cozen O’Connor has a far-reaching network of best-in-class local counsel. By frequently joining forces with sophisticated resident firms around the world, Cozen O’Connor is able to assemble the ideal legal team for each transaction, often utilizing market-leading fee arrangements.

Multidisciplinary Platform

Our M&A lawyers collaborate seamlessly with colleagues from across the firm’s full-service platform, including those focused on antitrust and competition, CFIUS, export control, government contracts and sanctions issues, privacy and data security, trade law, international tax, environmental, litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, and employee benefits. Moreover, our dedicated industry groups contribute sector-specific knowledge that often transcends borders, including in the areas of technology, health care, life sciences, real estate, retail, manufacturing, consumer products, cannabis, and transportation, among others.

Our team is well-versed in the legal and regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction, as well as in the cultures, customs, and practices that underlie all successful international dealmaking. Cozen O’Connor is committed to helping clients pursue their business goals and achieve transformative results in the global marketplace, wherever the deals may take them. 

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Proposed CFIUS Rules Affirm Evolution and Growth of Review Process, Expansion of Penalties [Alert]

April 12, 2024

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued a proposed update expanding its mitigation and enforcement provisions and increasing the maximum penalties.

DOJ Announces New Safe Harbor Policy for M&As [Alert]

October 05, 2023

Calli Padilla and Nicole Sprinzen discuss the DOJ's new Mergers & Acquisitions Safe Harbor Policy.

With Signs of Enforcement on Horizon, CFIUS Releases Penalty Guidelines

October 24, 2022

CFIUS' new set of guidelines point to a potentially heightened enforcement environment in their efforts to protect U.S. national security interests.

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Cross-Border Practice

March 07, 2024 - Tokyo, Japan

INCA Seminar on Cross-Border Practice

March 06, 2024 - Tokyo, Japan

In The News

Cozen O’Connor Advises Xtribe on Definitive Agreement to Go Public on Nasdaq through Proposed Business Combination with WinVest Acquisition Corp.

May 09, 2024

Cozen O’Connor advised Xtribe P.L.C. in its definitive business combination agreement with WinVest Acquisition Corp.

Cozen O’Connor Serves as U.S. Counsel to Cogne Acciai Speciali SpA on Definitive Agreement to Acquire Capital Stock of Mannesmann Stainless Tubes GmbH

March 05, 2024

Mannesmann has operations and operating plants throughout the United States as well as in Germany, France, and Italy. The transaction is valued at €135 million.

Cozen O’Connor Launches Global M&A Practice; Appoints Christian Moretti as Chair

November 29, 2023

The firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice is a leading player for transactions involving European, Asian, and South American companies and private equity funds.


Christian Moretti

Chair, Global Mergers & Acquisitions

(212) 883-2238


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