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Merrill Insight | Q&A: The Impact of Brexit on M&A

Our exclusive interview with David Chmiel, Managing Director of geopolitical research and analysis firm Global Torchlight and a former M&A lawyer, explores how Brexit has and will impact M&A. Hear his insights on:

  • What impact Brexit has had on M&A
  • What effect Brexit has had on due diligence
  • How dealmakers keep moving forward in such an uncertain environment
  • Whether any of the initial fears around Brexit have been realized
  • What opportunities lie ahead for M&A
  • If there is an upside to the turbulence caused by Brexit
  • About Our Speaker
    David Chmiel draws on experience as both an international affairs analyst and a former lawyer to look beyond day-to-day news and advise on broad trends in world events with the potential to affect the strategic direction and risk profile of multinational companies. He has advised on events throughout the world, most particularly in Asia, Europe, Russia, and the post-Soviet space.

    David works primarily with C-suite executives and boards of directors of companies in a wide range of industries including banking, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, manufacturing, private equity and professional services. He speaks frequently on these topics at conferences and seminars around the world and provides commentary for media in Canada, the UK and the US. 

    Prior to co-founding Global Torchlight, David practiced as a cross-border mergers & acquisitions lawyer in the London and Chicago offices of a major global law firm, where his clients were primarily drawn from the Fortune 500.

    He holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security from the War Studies Department of King’s College London, an LL.B (Hons) degree from University College London and a BA in Economics and History from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

     

    ARE YOU READY FOR BREXIT?
    Have you checked whether your data room or due diligence application is Brexit compliant? Use our checklist to manage the compliance process.

    Download our Brexit Checklist

    HEAR WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
    How is Brexit impacting M&A? We spoke with several experts to find out what they think. Hear what they have to say.

    Read Our Brexit Blog

    ARE YOU READY FOR BREXIT?
    As the Brexit deadline approaches, it is important to review whether your data room or due diligence application is compliant, as any business that sends or receives data to/from the UK/EEA will be affected. Use our checklist to manage the compliance process.

    Download our Brexit Checklist

    HEAR WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
    Everyone seems to have a different opinion on Brexit, but when it comes to M&A, 'uncertainty' and 'opportunity' are on the tips of everyone's tongues - including the experts. Hear their views in our blog.

    Read Our Brexit Blog