Michael DeSombre Authors Financier Worldwide Article on Corruption Risks in M&A

June 1, 2011

Mr. DeSombre authored the article, “M&A: Addressing Corruption Risks at Target Companies,” which was published in the June issue of Financier Worldwide. In the article, Mr. DeSombre pointed out that corruption has become an important consideration in M&A transactions, as U.S. regulators have more aggressively prosecuted violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, resulting in massive corporate fines. He also discussed how acquirers can protect themselves from corruption in M&A deals, and what they should do if due diligence reveals corruption at a target company.