"Overseas M&A – Early Preparation Makes the Difference" (Nikkei Business)

November 23, 2009

Nikkei Business, Japan's leading weekly business magazine, published an article in its November 23 issue written by Frank Aquila, "Overseas M&A – Early Preparation Makes the Difference." The article, written with the assistance of Keiji Hatano, explained how key elements of merger and acquisition transactions are different outside of Japan and how business executives can best prepare for a cross-border deal. In the article, Mr. Aquila provided an overview of how public disclosure, litigation and corporate governance practices outside of Japan can impact acquisitions made by Japanese companies.