Bank Consolidations: Strategies for Structuring Bank M&A Deals

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Conducted on Thursday, May 21, 2009

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This seminar will discuss current opportunities and legal trends in mergers and acquisitions for financial institutions and banks and offer best practices for avoiding pitfalls when structuring the merger deal.


As the credit market crisis continues to threaten struggling commercial banks, bank mergers are increasingly common. The Administration's Financial Stability and Recovery Plan could further stimulate more bank mergers and acquisitions.

While consolidation can enable bank survival, it also presents a myriad of legal and regulatory issues. Proper pre-merger planning is important to ensure compliance with current — and changing — regulatory, legal and tax regulations — and to avoid adversely affecting the M&A deal.

Listen as our authoritative panel of attorneys discusses current trends and opportunities in bank M&A and outlines different ways that banks can approach and structure a consolidation deal in the current economic environment.



  1. Current trends and opportunities in bank M&A
  2. Legal issues arising in bank M&A deals
    1. Valuation
    2. Regulatory issues
    3. Antitrust issues
  3. Best practices for structuring the deal
    1. Exclusivity agreement?
    2. Due diligence
    3. Closing documentation


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the key drivers behind the increase in bank consolidations?
  • What are the legal and regulatory issues that must be considered in a bank M&A deal?
  • What are the most effective strategies for parties on both sides of bank consolidations?
  • How will the Financial Stability and Recovery Plan impact future bank M&As?


Richard A. Schaberg
Richard A. Schaberg

Hogan & Hartson

He advises a variety of financial institutions and financial service providers on bank regulatory issues. He has...  |  Read More

David M. Burns
David M. Burns
Grant Thornton

He is Leader of the firm's Northeast Region Financial Institutions Industry Practice. He specializes in regulation...  |  Read More

Sanford M. Brown
Sanford M. Brown

Bracewell & Giuliani

He represents financial institutions in matters involving banking laws, regulations and enforcement actions and in...  |  Read More

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