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The Editorial Board of the RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR) organized the third edition of the “Demystifying Series” on the topic: “Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: Critical Analysis of Issues and Challenges” on March 14, 2023 (Tuesday) with Mr. Pratika Shankar, Managing Associate at Talwar Thakore & associates (TT&A) as the resource person. Mr. Shankar graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in 2013 with exceptional academic laurels and extra-curricular achievements, and has more than 10 years of experience working with national and multinational corporations in the field

 of Corporate, M&A and Private Equity.

The workshop was moderated by Ms. Shivi, Copy Editor at RFMLR. The workshop provided a comprehensive insight into Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), which are riddled with a number of complexities, regulations and ensuing legal issues. The investors are required to comply with a multitude of laws and regulations, which range from who can be an investor, to which industry, and the percentage of shareholding which will be awarded post-merger. It also delved into the nuances involved in such multifaceted transactions through discussion on some practical scenarios. 

The session commenced with a basic explanation of the terms cross-border, mergers and acquisitions and the related nuances with practical illustrations. Subsequently challenges, implications and considerations of cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions from a legal perspective were discussed. A detailed overview of the sector specific challenges was discussed and consequently a discussion surrounding the jurisdictional challenges was undertaken. Further, in order to enhance the practical understanding of the participants of the session, they were required to complete an assessment test consisting of various practical scenario based multiple choice questions (MCQs). Throughout the session, Mr. Shankar also addressed the numerous queries raised by the participants. 


The workshop gave academics, practitioners, and students a special chance to acquire hands-on knowledge and benefit from the valuable perspectives shared by Mr. Shankar.

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