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2013 June Cover Story
30-Second Summary: Developing an effective integration plan for a large multinational acquisition requires multiple phases. The information-gathering phase re- quires planned, structured input from all relevant constituencies, including HR and tax. Undertake legal and tax due diligence to identify and deal with issues before or during the consolidation. Second, identify key strategic business objectives early, perhaps eliminating duplicate functions and harmonizing employees’ compensation packages, benefits and working conditions.
Also in the 2013 June Global Issue
In a supplement to June's "Tips & Insights" column, Don Hughes, vice president & EMEA general counsel at Hitachi Data Systems, talks to ACC Docket about the trend of European companies moving into emerging markets.
Here he addresses the in-house challenge of weighing opportunities against risks, and suggests resources for making this balancing act easier.