Welcome to the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions. This guide is intended to provide lawyers and bankers, and students studying to be the same, an introduction to legal and business terms often encountered in the structuring, negotiation and execution of mergers, acquisitions and dispositions in many countries around the globe. Both corporate and private equity sponsor terminology is addressed.
We have included, in this first edition, key M&A terms for the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), France (FRA), Germany (DEU), Hong Kong (HKG), Italy (ITA), Qatar (QAT), Russia (RUS), Saudi Arabia (SAU), Singapore (SGP), Spain (ESP) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Because this is a global guide, you can search for terms in a number of convenient ways:
- Using the free text search box
- Browsing in alphabetical order
- Separately reviewing the terms for a specific jurisdiction
This Book of Jargon® is one of a series of practice area-specific glossaries published by Latham & Watkins. These terms address complex legal issues on which specific legal advice will be required, and this publication does not itself constitute legal advice. The terms are also subject to change as applicable laws and customary practice evolve.
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