Transaction Liability and M&A Solutions Events
Watch this space for upcoming events in the next quarter.
A Global Perspective of Managing Risks in Cross-Border M&A Transactions
Date: 24 June 2019, Monday
Aon was recently invited to speak at Denton’s (大成) forum, along with other distinguished speakers from SAFE and Elvinger Hoss Prussen Law Firm. The discussions revolved around demystifying issues relating to tax, foreign outbound investments via special purpose vehicles and Aon shared insights on how W&I insurance can aid in transactions, especially for Chinese outbound deals.
Aon M&A Asia Series 2019
Date: 21 June 2019, Friday
Following the success of our first M&A Asia Series event in Singapore, we organised our second event in Shanghai, in collaboration with co-hosts Linklaters and Rothschild. Together with our co-hosts, we also invited underwriters from AIG to discuss their different perspectives on W&I insurance placement, and to demystify many misunderstandings surrounding the use of placing an insurance programme in M&A transactions.
De-risking Chinese Outbound M&A Transactions
Date: 20 June 2019, Thursday
In collaboration with Deheng Law Offices and environment health and safety consultants ERM, Aon put together an afternoon event specially curated from SOEs in Beijing. During the discussions, we discussed the various common pitfalls plaguing SOEs when they partake in outbound transactions and gave insight on steps that can be taken to mitigate such risks.
2019 Asia Pacific Risk and Crisis Management Symposium
Date: 24 April 2019, Wednesday
Aon was invited to participate in Baker McKenzie’s 2019 Asia Pacific Risk and Crisis Management Symposium. There Sandra shared the strategic reasons for placing a W&I policy in an M&A transaction but more importantly how such placement can be made.
Aon and Law Society Seminar and Panel
Date: 11 April 2019, Thursday
Co-organised with the Singapore Law Society, our annual seminar had 150 lawyers in attendance. Sandra Lee and Aris Wong walked through the strategic uses, scope, and process timing of W&I insurance to illustrate how concerns in M&A transactions may be addressed with optimal outcomes. We also gathered speakers from BDA Partners, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Tokio Marine and AIG to discuss their different perspectives on W&I insurance placement.
Aon M&A Asia Series: Claims
Date: 9 April 2019, Tuesday
We had the pleasure of hosting our inaugural Aon M&A Asia Series on M&A claims arising from insured representations and warranties given in an M&A transaction. The panel included Sandra Lee (Head of Aon Transaction Liability), Jamie Sparkes (Aon Asia’s Chief Claims Officer), Ami Kalmath (AIG APAC’s Head of Claims), and Chern Tan (Partner at Minter Ellison). Thank you Murray Wood for giving the opening address, and many thanks to the wonderful panel for sharing your insights and experience based on actual real life claims. And to our guests who attended, thank you for your support and positive feedback!
SVCA M&A New Year Celebratory Drinks in Singapore
Date: 23 January 2019, Wednesday
We welcomed the New Year in Singapore with the 4th run of our annual SVCA M&A New Year Celebratory Drinks – a networking event organised in collaboration with Singapore Venture Capital & Equity Association (SVCA).
Aon Transaction Solutions Symposium in Austin
Date: 5-7 February 2019,
Tuesday - Thursday
Location: Austin, Texas
More than 300 clients, advisors and underwriters gathered in Austin, Texas, for 3 days of learning and networking at the annual Aon Transaction Solutions Symposium. With a sumptuous dinner, panels of expert speakers and even a mechanical bull, the event was one to remember.