Mark Zerdin has been a partner at Slaughter and May since 2007. He advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions for both corporate and private equity clients. His principal areas of work are public takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, initial and secondary public equity offerings, and joint ventures.
While the last edition of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review highlighted some causes for optimism for growth in the M&A market, the resilience of companies has been severely tested in 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Political uncertainty and economic shifts have taken a back seat to the wide-reaching global effects of the pandemic, which are leaving many jurisdictions and sectors in dire straits.