M&A deal teams face complicated legal issues amidst rapidly changing global sanctions and guidance.

By Richard Butterwick, Les P. Carnegie, Charles Claypoole, Beatrice Lo, Mikhail Turetsky, Andrew P. Galdes, Ruchi G. Gill, Thomas F. Lane, and Catherine Campbell

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created new headwinds for M&A dealmakers, as a complicated matrix of sanctions and export controls poses legal challenges for both buyers and sellers, as well as transaction targets. With sanctions regimes becoming ever more complex, deal planning and execution requires expert legal counsel and skillful navigation.