About this Report

Dealmakers are currently facing unprecedented headwinds when navigating the landscape surrounding cross-border transactions, from the global pandemic that shook the world in 2020, to the effects of Brexit and foreign investment restrictions gaining traction. However, in our annual survey of M&A attorneys across the Lex Mundi network, cautious optimism for the year ahead appears to be the prevailing sentiment across each of the regions.

2020 was for many of our member firms a year with generally fairly (and perhaps surprisingly) strong M&A activity. And with hopes of swift roll-out of vaccination increasing and life returning to a somewhat more normal routine for many people, a substantial majority across the globe expects 2021 to see increased deal activity in both public and private M&A activity.
- Bram Caudri, Corporate Partner, Houthoff

This report was produced by the Lex Mundi Cross-Border Transactions (CBT) Group.