Category: Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Sony-Zee Merger: Leadership Struggles and Legal Battles Unfolded Story

    Sony-Zee Merger: Leadership Struggles and Legal Battles Unfolded Story

    [By Lakshita Bhatt] The author is a student of Kes Shri Jayantilal H. Patel Law College.   Introduction  The much-anticipated merger between Sony Entertainment, herein referred to as “Sony,” and Zee Entertainment, herein referred to as “Zee,” faced numerous challenges that ultimately led to its unravelling fate. Although the merger had the potential to transform…

  • Navigating M&A Transactions Amidst the Digital Personal Data Protection Act

    Navigating M&A Transactions Amidst the Digital Personal Data Protection Act

    [By Rahil Arora & Vidushi Sehgal] The authors are students of Jindal Global Law School.   Introduction The realm of M&A transactions and investments today is dominated by parties sharing a potpourri of crucial data with one another and their advisors. This collaborative process involves the target company, the sellers, and the potential buyers sharing…

  • Why Do R&W Insurance Claims Fail? – Lessons from the US and the UK

    Why Do R&W Insurance Claims Fail? – Lessons from the US and the UK

    [By Aditi Mishra] The author is a student of NMIMS School of Law, Mumbai.   Introduction During M&A transactions, it is common for the seller to make representations and warranties to the buyer on several aspects pertaining to the target company such as material contracts, financial statements, tax information, intellectual property, etc. A representation is…

  • Exploring the Sony-Zee Merger: A Comprehensive Analysis

    Exploring the Sony-Zee Merger: A Comprehensive Analysis

    [By Jose S Jose] The author is a student of The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi.   INTRODUCTION In a significant stride within the entertainment industry, NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) Mumbai recently granted approval for the merger of Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Culver Max Entertainment, previously known as Sony Pictures Networks…

  • Fast-Track Mergers in India: Race towards Success or Bumpy Ride?

    Fast-Track Mergers in India: Race towards Success or Bumpy Ride?

    [By Himanshu Verma] The author is an Associate Trainee.   Introduction To promote the ease of doing business and processing the scheme of arrangements involving startups, wholly owned subsidiaries, or small companies in a cost-effective and comparatively swift way, India endeavoured to establish a framework that facilitates and expedites the growth of these companies through…

  • Revisiting Put Options in Cross-Border M&A: Absence of Assured Returns a Critical Hindrance?

    Revisiting Put Options in Cross-Border M&A: Absence of Assured Returns a Critical Hindrance?

    [Siddharth Sengupta & Tanay Dubey] The authors are students of National Law University Odisha.   Introduction Over the past decade, the Indian Government has implemented a range of measures to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, resulting in a notable upsurge in FDI inflows from $24 billion in 2012 to $49.3 billion in…

  • Killer acquisitions and a more rational approach

    Killer acquisitions and a more rational approach

    [By Sanidhya Bajpai] The author is a student of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.   Introduction Companies with an extensive capital and dominant position in the market have mastered ways of staying at the helm of the competition, and one strategy which they frequently follow is killer acquisitions. When a company eliminates…

  • Locked-box Mechanism: A Seller Friendly Approach

    Locked-box Mechanism: A Seller Friendly Approach

    [By Pranjal Kinjawadekar & Gunjan Hariramani ] The authors are students of Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai.   Introduction The significant component in any commercial contract is the pricing clause which states the pricing mechanisms which the parties would follow to complete the deal. A pricing mechanism is an important factor as it determines the…

  • Enhancing M&A Efficiency: India’s Competition (Amendment) Act, 2023

    Enhancing M&A Efficiency: India’s Competition (Amendment) Act, 2023

    [By Aisha Singh] The author is a student of Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.   Introduction The Indian President’s approval of the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2023, is set to bring significant changes to the merger review procedure employed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). With amendments aimed at simplifying the notification process, establishing…

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