M&A HR Issues around the World

Your Quick Reference Guide to HR Issues Arising From Cross-Border Transactions

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Mercer’s 2014 M&A HR Issues around the World provides an understanding of the key HR issues that may be encountered during a deal’s initial planning phase, implementation and close. Specifically, it addresses:

  • Prevalence of employee benefits and other programmes.
  • Requirements with regard to employment contracts.
  • Requirements for consultation/negotiation/information with unions,works councils, and other bodies.
  • Availability and constraints of transition service greements (TSAs).
  • Cultural considerations.
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  • 38 countries


  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Eastern Europe and Middle East
  • Western Europe

Due diligence

  • Defined benefit retirement plans
  • Defined contribution plans
  • Disability and ill health
  • Private health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Stock plans
  • Post-retirement benefits
  • Severance plans
  • Change-in-control agreements
  • Supplementary executive benefits
  • Accrued vacation liabilities
  • Roll-forward or long-service leave

Human capital issues

  • Local accounting standards for retirement and benefit plans

Preparing to close

  • Prevalence of unions, works councils, pension trustees, and pension regulators
  • Information, consultation, or negotiation requirements
  • Requirement for employment contracts

Closing the transaction

  • Availability of TSAs
  • Requirements for transitioning terms and conditions for employment

National culture

  • Cultural considerations

Countries/Regions Covered


  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • USA

Eastern Europe & Middle East

  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates


  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Western Europe

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom


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