Cross Border M&A: Navigating Competition, Enforcement and Compliance Concerns For Deals in Europe

Past Event | 03.31.15 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Korea Standard Time)

Seoul, Korea

Orrick partners Saam Golshani, Douglas Lahnborg, Dmitry Gubarev and Konstantin Kroll will speak to the Korean In-House Counsel Forum on the topic of "Cross-Border M&A: Navigating Competition, Enforcement and Compliance for Deals in Europe" on March 31 in Seoul, Korea.

Topics the group will touch upon include:

  • European M&A competition, including merger control, antitrust indemnities and due diligence
  • Arbitration and enforcement
  • Compliance

CLE Credits Available: N


Saam Golshani Partner M&A and Private Equity, Restructuring


Saam Golshani is a Restructuring and M&A lawyer, based in Orrick's Paris office. Partner in charge of the French M&A-Private Equity Group and co-Head of Orrick’s European Restructuring Group, Saam represents French and multinational clients, including investment funds, investment banks, entrepreneurs, industrials, listed and non-listed companies, and distressed companies.

Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a key counsel in Restructuring in France, Saam acts on behalf of creditors, debtors, investors and potential buyers on the many issues arising from difficult situations, corporate reorganizations and insolvency proceedings. According to the legal directory, clients describe Saam as an “excellent negotiator, who handles the M&A issues in restructuring and near-insolvency processes.” He has recently advised on the most publicized bankruptcies, M&A and industrial restructurings in France, such as the restructurings of Mory Ducros, Sequana, Latécoère or SNCM.

Saam also advises on both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity and venture capital matters, notably in the technology sector where he is distinguished as a key expert by Chambers & Partners Europe. As such, he advised on the acquisition of France-based restaurant booking platform La Fourchette by U.S. travel company TripAdvisor.

A French-qualified lawyer, Saam previously worked at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher from 2000 to 2004 and at Clifford Chance from 1996 to 2000.


Douglas Lahnborg Partner Antitrust & Competition, Japan

London; Brussels

Douglas Lahnborg is based in London and spends a proportion of his time in the Brussels office, which he founded.

Douglas represents clients before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority in all areas of competition law. He has acted for clients in a broad range of industries, including technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, defence and mining.

Chambers UK recognises Douglas as a leading antitrust and competition practitioner. He is also ranked as a leading competition lawyer in Legal 500 UK and Legal Business.

Dmitry Gubarev Partner Restructuring, Banking & Finance


Dmitry Gubarev, a Banking & Finance lawyer in Orrick’s Moscow office, has a focus on syndicated lending and debt restructurings in the Russian market. Dmitry represents international and Russian banks and corporations on all types of financing transactions in Russia and other CIS countries, including syndicated loans, real estate and infrastructure financings, pre-export financings and structured products.

Consistently recognised as a leading Finance lawyer in the Russian market, clients describe Dmitry as "proactive and dynamic" and a “very strong negotiator," according to Chambers Global. Legal 500 sources comment that he “impresses with his helpfulness, knowledge and professionalism” and note his “excellent knowledge of English and Russian law and his ability to provide effective solutions during tough negotiations."

Dmitry serves as head of Orrick’s Russian Banking & Finance practice.


Konstantin Kroll Partner M&A and Private Equity, Capital Markets


Konstantin Kroll is a leading M&A and capital markets (debt and equity) expert in Russia, recognised on numerous occasions by Legal 500, IFLR, Chambers and Best Lawyers. Dual qualified in Russia and England and Wales, he has over 20 years of experience advising corporate clients and financial institutions on complex cross-border transactions in Russia and the broader region of the former USSR.

Konstantin’s practice concentrates on M&A, joint ventures, debt and equity capital markets transactions, structured finance and derivatives. He also has significant experience in project finance, bankruptcies and restructurings. Konstantin has advised clients on some of the largest M&A transactions in the energy, manufacturing, consumer and banking sectors in the Russian market.

Most recently he has represented Zarubezhneft, a major Russian state owned oil and gas company, in connection with the acquisition of a stake in the Kharyaga Production Sharing Agreement (one of only three of a kind in Russia) and the transfer of operatorship from Total.

Prior to joining Orrick, Konstantin was a partner at Jones Day and before that at Allen & Overy where he led the firm’s debt capital markets and derivatives practices in Russia.