Davis Polk partners Will Pearce and Louis Goldberg are delighted to be contributing editors of the updated edition of Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A 2021, a comprehensive overview of the laws, regulation and market practice governing private M&A transactions in 39 jurisdictions worldwide.

Davis Polk contributed several of the jurisdictional chapters, as well as an editorial piece focused on key similarities between UK and US private M&A transactions and acquisition agreements; an article exploring the increasing importance of data privacy and cybersecurity in global deal making; and an article discussing the growing number of jurisdictions that have now adopted foreign direct investment screening mechanisms and whether investments by foreign entities raise broader national security or other ‘public interest’ concern.

Davis Polk Contributed Chapters 

Editorial: Comparing UK and US acquisition agreements


Hong Kong


United Kingdom

United States

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Foreign Direct Investment Controls

Editorial and chapters reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A 2021, (published in October 2020; contributing editors: Will Pearce and Louis Goldberg, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP) For further information please visit gettingthedealthrough.com.