M&A

Working Paper

China as a "National Strategic Buyer": Towards a Multilateral Regime for Cross-Border M&A

Unlike the case of cross-border trade, there is no explicit international governance regime for cross-border M&A; rather, there is a shared understanding that publicly traded companies are generally for purchase by any bidder – domestic or...Read more

Jeffrey Gordon
Curtis J. Milhaupt
08 June 2018

Zealous Advocates or Self-interested Actors? Assessing the Value of Plaintiffs? Law Firms in Merger Litigation

Using a hand-collected sample of 1,739 class actions that challenge the fairness of M&A transactions from the period 2003 through 2012, we examine the effectiveness of plaintiffs? law firms. We divide plaintiff law firms into top-10 and non-...Read more

Randall Thomas
01 September 2014

International Corporate Governance Spillovers: Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

We test the hypothesis that foreign direct investment promotes corporate governance spillovers in the host country. Using firm-level data from 64 countries during the period 2005-2014, we find that cross-border M&A activity is associated with...Read more

Rui Albuquerque
Miguel Ferreira
Pedro Matos
01 January 2014

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