Customary Issues in Negotiating Private Company Acquisition Agreements | Global Comparison*

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Based on this unparalleled experience in all aspects of cross-border M&A, we are pleased to present a brief overview of certain key provisions in typical purchase agreements across a range of different jurisdictions.

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*Content for the India chapter provided by Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co (AMSS).