SESSION 3 | M&A Pitfalls in APAC: Why Compliance is Essential to the Deal

2015 was a record year for M&A transactions.  However, as companies look to M&A for substantial growth in key markets, including throughout APAC, concerns are also on the rise for how susceptible both the buyer and the target are to risk that can make the deal and subsequent integration vulnerable.  Data suggests that companies are still not advanced enough in their due diligence approach, and one of the most glaring issues is that compliance is not involved to the extent that it should be so pitfalls can be avoided. This panel will discuss best practices to mitigate the M&A risk through an adherence to ethics & compliance considerations, as well as explore how companies need to calibrate the business goals and the myriad of challenges where compliance executives are in a unique position to address.


  • Bethany Hipp, Counsel, Allen & Overy
    • Panel

      • Jarrod Baker, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting , FTI Consulting
      • Iris Sung, Managing Counsel, Regional Compliance, Intel Corporation
      • Celina Teh, Vice President, Chief Integrity Officer, Asia Middle East & Africa Region, ABB