Mergers and acquisitions are an important mechanism for companies seeking a greater competitive position or global business advantage. Acquiring companies will find, however, that the transaction can bring baggage as well as benefits. In the concept of “successor liability,” an acquiring company can inherit civil and criminal liabilities of the target company, raising the stakes of appropriate due diligence as part of the acquisition process.
When that transaction crosses national borders, liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and parallel anti-bribery/anti-corruption (ABAC) legislation worldwide is a key area of consideration.
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