Legal Business

The Last Word: Deal perspectives

With global M&A passing the $5trn mark in 2015, we ask the City’s leading corporate players if last year’s deal boom will carry on through 2016


‘We expect to see a resurgence in cross-border activity, which we saw in 2015 to a great extent. It’s always a question of whether or not the mega-deals will continue and the middle market typically follows. Some industry sectors we expect to be active like 2015, such as life sciences and energy. Disruption in the market these past few weeks has not gone unnoticed, but going into the year, there’s lots of activity and people talking.’

David Gibbons, global head of corporate, Hogan Lovells