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Banking and Finance

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The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Asset Management ReviewEdition 6

Editor Paul Dickson

Slaughter and May

The importance of the asset management industry continues to grow. Nowhere is this truer than in the context of pensions, as the global population becomes larger, older and richer, and government initiatives to encourage independent pension provision continue.

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Kandel

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review is intended to serve as a starting point in considering structuring and other issues in acquisition and leveraged finance, both generally but also particularly in cases where more than just an understanding of the reader’s own jurisdiction is necessary.

The Banking Litigation Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Christa Band

Linklaters LLP

In this first edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, it is striking how similar the issues are that face banks and those who advise them across various legal systems. All countries experienced the effects of the global financial crisis from 2008 onwards and these implications have been far-reaching in many ways. They have given rise to much litigation and consequently led to developments in the law.

The Restructuring ReviewEdition 10

Editor Christopher Mallon

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers understand the conditions prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2017, with a view to the coming year, and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends that have been evident in recent years, and that are expected to be significant in the future.

The Lending and Secured Finance ReviewEdition 3

Editor Azadeh Nassiri

Slaughter and May

This third edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review comes at a particularly uncertain time for the financial markets. Although the debt markets have been relatively resilient in the face of a series of shocks, the economic outlook remains uncertain: concerns about Brexit, the slow pace of growth in the eurozone, exchange rate movements and the competitive threat posed by deregulation in the US to the UK and European financial markets are among multiple geopolitical risk factors on the horizon.

The Transfer Pricing Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Steve Edge and Dominic Robertson

Slaughter and May

Since the financial crisis in 2008, there has been continuous public attention on multinationals' tax position - which, for the most part, turns on their transfer pricing policy and whether this properly aligns the taxable profits in each country with the value-generating activities taking place there.

The Banking Regulation ReviewEdition 8

Editor Jan Putnis

Slaughter and May

Nearly eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers it might have been expected that fundamental questions about the business models, governance and territorial scope of large banks would have been answered clearly, but that is not yet truly the case.

The Consumer Finance Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Richard Fischer, Obrea Poindexter and Jeremy Mandell

Morrison & Foerster

Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile devices and tablets, or on their in-home computers has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services.

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The Insolvency ReviewEdition 4

Editor Donald S Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

This fourth edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world.

The Islamic Finance and Markets ReviewEdition 1

Editors

Editor Andrew M Metcalf

King & Spalding

Editor Michael Rainey

King & Spalding

The chapters that follow describe the manner in which Islamic, or shariah-compliant, finance is practised in various jurisdictions throughout the world. Although each country will have variations, one of the most striking features of Islamic finance as a legal discipline is that it includes core concepts and structures that cross jurisdictional boundaries.

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Kandel

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review is intended to serve as a starting point in considering structuring and other issues in acquisition and leveraged finance, both generally but also particularly in cases where more than just an understanding of the reader’s own jurisdiction is necessary.

The Asset Management ReviewEdition 6

Editor Paul Dickson

Slaughter and May

The importance of the asset management industry continues to grow. Nowhere is this truer than in the context of pensions, as the global population becomes larger, older and richer, and government initiatives to encourage independent pension provision continue.

The Banking Litigation Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Christa Band

Linklaters LLP

In this first edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, it is striking how similar the issues are that face banks and those who advise them across various legal systems. All countries experienced the effects of the global financial crisis from 2008 onwards and these implications have been far-reaching in many ways. They have given rise to much litigation and consequently led to developments in the law.

The Banking Regulation ReviewEdition 8

Editor Jan Putnis

Slaughter and May

Nearly eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers it might have been expected that fundamental questions about the business models, governance and territorial scope of large banks would have been answered clearly, but that is not yet truly the case.

The Consumer Finance Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Richard Fischer, Obrea Poindexter and Jeremy Mandell

Morrison & Foerster

Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile devices and tablets, or on their in-home computers has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The Insolvency ReviewEdition 4

Editor Donald S Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

This fourth edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The Islamic Finance and Markets ReviewEdition 1

Editors

Editor Andrew M Metcalf

King & Spalding

Editor Michael Rainey

King & Spalding

The chapters that follow describe the manner in which Islamic, or shariah-compliant, finance is practised in various jurisdictions throughout the world. Although each country will have variations, one of the most striking features of Islamic finance as a legal discipline is that it includes core concepts and structures that cross jurisdictional boundaries.

The Lending and Secured Finance ReviewEdition 3

Editor Azadeh Nassiri

Slaughter and May

This third edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review comes at a particularly uncertain time for the financial markets. Although the debt markets have been relatively resilient in the face of a series of shocks, the economic outlook remains uncertain: concerns about Brexit, the slow pace of growth in the eurozone, exchange rate movements and the competitive threat posed by deregulation in the US to the UK and European financial markets are among multiple geopolitical risk factors on the horizon.

The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Restructuring ReviewEdition 10

Editor Christopher Mallon

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers understand the conditions prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2017, with a view to the coming year, and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends that have been evident in recent years, and that are expected to be significant in the future.

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

The Transfer Pricing Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Steve Edge and Dominic Robertson

Slaughter and May

Since the financial crisis in 2008, there has been continuous public attention on multinationals' tax position - which, for the most part, turns on their transfer pricing policy and whether this properly aligns the taxable profits in each country with the value-generating activities taking place there.

Competition and Regulatory / Compliance

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The Foreign Investment Regulation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Calvin S Goldman QC

Goodmans LLP

This fifth edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Merger Control ReviewEdition 8

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds.

The Intellectual Property and Antitrust ReviewEdition 2

Editor Thomas Vinje

Clifford Chance LLP

Key topics covered in this and future editions include the constraints imposed by antitrust on licensing, the circumstances under which a refusal to license intellectual property rights can be unlawful, the imposition of antitrust obligations on owners of standard-essential patents, the application of antitrust law to cross-border e-commerce, the growing importance of intellectual property issues in merger cases, and the intense disputes regarding the application of antitrust law to patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry.

The International Investigations ReviewEdition 7

Editor Nicolas Bourtin

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees? The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.

The Dominance and Monopolies ReviewEdition 5

Editors Maurits Dolmans and Henry Mostyn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

This Fifth Edition of The Dominance and Monopolies Review as with previous years, each chapter summarises the abuse of dominance rules in a jurisdiction, as well as providing a review of the regime’s enforcement activity in the past year and a prediction for future developments.

The Banking Regulation ReviewEdition 8

Editor Jan Putnis

Slaughter and May

Nearly eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers it might have been expected that fundamental questions about the business models, governance and territorial scope of large banks would have been answered clearly, but that is not yet truly the case.

The Government Procurement ReviewEdition 5

Editors Jonathan Davey and Amy Gatenby

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

We are delighted to introduce this, the fifth edition of The Government Procurement Review, which incorporates contributions from six continents and 23 countries (excluding the EU chapter).

The Private Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 10

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Public Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 9

Editor Aidan Synnott

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

In the reports from around the world collected in this volume, we continue to see a good deal of international overlap among the issues and industries attracting government enforcement attention. We also see evolution and refinement of approaches to competition law enforcement in several jurisdictions.

The Cartels and Leniency ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Christine Varney

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Editor John Terzaken

Allen & Overy

Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.

The Environment and Climate Change Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Theodore L Garrett

Covington & Burling LLP

Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell their products.

The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption ReviewEdition 5

Editor Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Over the past year, the foreign bribery landscape has continued to grow increasingly complicated for multinational companies, particularly in light of the sweeping fallout from multiple high-profile corruption scandals.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption ReviewEdition 5

Editor Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Over the past year, the foreign bribery landscape has continued to grow increasingly complicated for multinational companies, particularly in light of the sweeping fallout from multiple high-profile corruption scandals.

The Banking Regulation ReviewEdition 8

Editor Jan Putnis

Slaughter and May

Nearly eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers it might have been expected that fundamental questions about the business models, governance and territorial scope of large banks would have been answered clearly, but that is not yet truly the case.

The Cartels and Leniency ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Christine Varney

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Editor John Terzaken

Allen & Overy

Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.

The Dominance and Monopolies ReviewEdition 5

Editors Maurits Dolmans and Henry Mostyn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

This Fifth Edition of The Dominance and Monopolies Review as with previous years, each chapter summarises the abuse of dominance rules in a jurisdiction, as well as providing a review of the regime’s enforcement activity in the past year and a prediction for future developments.

The Environment and Climate Change Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Theodore L Garrett

Covington & Burling LLP

Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell their products.

The Foreign Investment Regulation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Calvin S Goldman QC

Goodmans LLP

This fifth edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.

The Government Procurement ReviewEdition 5

Editors Jonathan Davey and Amy Gatenby

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

We are delighted to introduce this, the fifth edition of The Government Procurement Review, which incorporates contributions from six continents and 23 countries (excluding the EU chapter).

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The Intellectual Property and Antitrust ReviewEdition 2

Editor Thomas Vinje

Clifford Chance LLP

Key topics covered in this and future editions include the constraints imposed by antitrust on licensing, the circumstances under which a refusal to license intellectual property rights can be unlawful, the imposition of antitrust obligations on owners of standard-essential patents, the application of antitrust law to cross-border e-commerce, the growing importance of intellectual property issues in merger cases, and the intense disputes regarding the application of antitrust law to patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry.

The International Investigations ReviewEdition 7

Editor Nicolas Bourtin

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees? The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.

The Merger Control ReviewEdition 8

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds.

The Private Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 10

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Public Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 9

Editor Aidan Synnott

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

In the reports from around the world collected in this volume, we continue to see a good deal of international overlap among the issues and industries attracting government enforcement attention. We also see evolution and refinement of approaches to competition law enforcement in several jurisdictions.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

Corporate / Commercial

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The Asset Management ReviewEdition 6

Editor Paul Dickson

Slaughter and May

The importance of the asset management industry continues to grow. Nowhere is this truer than in the context of pensions, as the global population becomes larger, older and richer, and government initiatives to encourage independent pension provision continue.

The Mergers & Acquisitions ReviewEdition 11

Editor Mark Zerdin

Slaughter and May

Despite the level of global uncertainty in 2016, market participants were active across various jurisdictions, which led to a very strong year for M&A activity. Many markets and sectors recorded peak dealmaking as investors sought out new opportunities, even if the year did not quite replicate 2015’s year of mega-deals’. A mixture of currency fluctuations and access to cheap debt meant that companies looked to acquire their desired targets.

The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity ReviewEdition 2

Editors Adam O Emmerich and Robin Panovka

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

This publication is a multinational guide for understanding and navigating the increasingly complex and dynamic world of liquid real estate and the transactions that mostly produce it. The sea change in the markets, sometimes called the ‘REIT Revolution’, has meant that major real estate transactions have migrated from ‘Main Street’ to ‘Wall Street’. They now often take the form of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spin-offs and other corporate transactions conducted in the public markets for both equity and debt.

The Shareholder Rights and Activism ReviewEdition 2

Editor Francis J Aquila

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Activist investors often advocate for changes to the company, such as its corporate governance practices, financial decisions and strategic direction. Shareholder activism comes in many forms, from privately engaging in a dialogue with a company on certain issues, to waging a contest to replace members of a company’s board of directors, to publicly agitating for a company to undergo a fundamental transaction.

The Restructuring ReviewEdition 10

Editor Christopher Mallon

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers understand the conditions prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2017, with a view to the coming year, and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends that have been evident in recent years, and that are expected to be significant in the future.

The Merger Control ReviewEdition 8

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds.

The Securities Litigation ReviewEdition 3

Editor William Savitt

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities.

The Private Equity ReviewEdition 6

Editor Stephen L Ritchie

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The sixth edition of The Private Equity Review comes on the heels of a solid but at times uneven 2016 for private equity.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Corporate Governance ReviewEdition 7

Editor Willem J L Calkoen

NautaDutilh

In this seventh edition, we can see that corporate governance is becoming a more vital and all-encompassing topic with each year that passes.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Franchise Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Mark Abell

Bird & Bird LLP

Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy, it is important that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way it is regulated in 36 jurisdictions.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Insolvency ReviewEdition 4

Editor Donald S Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

This fourth edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world.

The Asset Management ReviewEdition 6

Editor Paul Dickson

Slaughter and May

The importance of the asset management industry continues to grow. Nowhere is this truer than in the context of pensions, as the global population becomes larger, older and richer, and government initiatives to encourage independent pension provision continue.

The Corporate Governance ReviewEdition 7

Editor Willem J L Calkoen

NautaDutilh

In this seventh edition, we can see that corporate governance is becoming a more vital and all-encompassing topic with each year that passes.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Franchise Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Mark Abell

Bird & Bird LLP

Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy, it is important that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way it is regulated in 36 jurisdictions.

The Insolvency ReviewEdition 4

Editor Donald S Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

This fourth edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world.

The Merger Control ReviewEdition 8

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds.

The Mergers & Acquisitions ReviewEdition 11

Editor Mark Zerdin

Slaughter and May

Despite the level of global uncertainty in 2016, market participants were active across various jurisdictions, which led to a very strong year for M&A activity. Many markets and sectors recorded peak dealmaking as investors sought out new opportunities, even if the year did not quite replicate 2015’s year of mega-deals’. A mixture of currency fluctuations and access to cheap debt meant that companies looked to acquire their desired targets.

The Private Equity ReviewEdition 6

Editor Stephen L Ritchie

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The sixth edition of The Private Equity Review comes on the heels of a solid but at times uneven 2016 for private equity.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity ReviewEdition 2

Editors Adam O Emmerich and Robin Panovka

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

This publication is a multinational guide for understanding and navigating the increasingly complex and dynamic world of liquid real estate and the transactions that mostly produce it. The sea change in the markets, sometimes called the ‘REIT Revolution’, has meant that major real estate transactions have migrated from ‘Main Street’ to ‘Wall Street’. They now often take the form of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spin-offs and other corporate transactions conducted in the public markets for both equity and debt.

The Restructuring ReviewEdition 10

Editor Christopher Mallon

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers understand the conditions prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2017, with a view to the coming year, and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends that have been evident in recent years, and that are expected to be significant in the future.

The Securities Litigation ReviewEdition 3

Editor William Savitt

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities.

The Shareholder Rights and Activism ReviewEdition 2

Editor Francis J Aquila

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Activist investors often advocate for changes to the company, such as its corporate governance practices, financial decisions and strategic direction. Shareholder activism comes in many forms, from privately engaging in a dialogue with a company on certain issues, to waging a contest to replace members of a company’s board of directors, to publicly agitating for a company to undergo a fundamental transaction.

Dispute Resolution

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The Banking Litigation Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Christa Band

Linklaters LLP

In this first edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, it is striking how similar the issues are that face banks and those who advise them across various legal systems. All countries experienced the effects of the global financial crisis from 2008 onwards and these implications have been far-reaching in many ways. They have given rise to much litigation and consequently led to developments in the law.

The International Arbitration ReviewEdition 8

Editor James H. Carter

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

The arbitration world often debates whether relevant distinctions should be drawn between general international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration, the procedures and subjects of which are similar but not identical. This volume seeks to provide current information on both of these precincts of international arbitration, treating important investor–state dispute developments in each jurisdiction as a separate but closely related topic.

The Securities Litigation ReviewEdition 3

Editor William Savitt

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities.

The Investment Treaty Arbitration ReviewEdition 2

Editor Bart Legum

Dentons

Updated every year, it provides a current perspective on a quickly evolving topic. Organised by topic rather than by jurisdiction, it allows readers to access rapidly not only the most recent developments on a given subject, but also the debate that led to, and provides context for, those developments.

The Class Actions Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Richard Swallow

Slaughter and May

Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope.

The Private Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 10

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Dispute Resolution ReviewEdition 9

Editor Damian Taylor

Slaughter and May

The Dispute Resolution Review offers a guide to those who are faced with disputes that frequently cross international boundaries. As is often the way in law, difficult and complex problems can be solved in a number of ways, and this edition demonstrates that there are many different ways to organise and operate a legal system successfully

The Tax Disputes and Litigation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Simon Whitehead

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

The objective of this book is to provide tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions with an outline of the principal issues arising in those jurisdictions.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

The Banking Litigation Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Christa Band

Linklaters LLP

In this first edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, it is striking how similar the issues are that face banks and those who advise them across various legal systems. All countries experienced the effects of the global financial crisis from 2008 onwards and these implications have been far-reaching in many ways. They have given rise to much litigation and consequently led to developments in the law.

The Class Actions Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Richard Swallow

Slaughter and May

Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope.

The Dispute Resolution ReviewEdition 9

Editor Damian Taylor

Slaughter and May

The Dispute Resolution Review offers a guide to those who are faced with disputes that frequently cross international boundaries. As is often the way in law, difficult and complex problems can be solved in a number of ways, and this edition demonstrates that there are many different ways to organise and operate a legal system successfully

The International Arbitration ReviewEdition 8

Editor James H. Carter

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

The arbitration world often debates whether relevant distinctions should be drawn between general international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration, the procedures and subjects of which are similar but not identical. This volume seeks to provide current information on both of these precincts of international arbitration, treating important investor–state dispute developments in each jurisdiction as a separate but closely related topic.

The Investment Treaty Arbitration ReviewEdition 2

Editor Bart Legum

Dentons

Updated every year, it provides a current perspective on a quickly evolving topic. Organised by topic rather than by jurisdiction, it allows readers to access rapidly not only the most recent developments on a given subject, but also the debate that led to, and provides context for, those developments.

The Private Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 10

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Securities Litigation ReviewEdition 3

Editor William Savitt

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

The Tax Disputes and Litigation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Simon Whitehead

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

The objective of this book is to provide tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions with an outline of the principal issues arising in those jurisdictions.

Energy and Natural Resources

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The Mining Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor Erik Richer La Flèche

Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Mining Law Review is designed to be a practical, business-focused ‘year in review’ analysis of recent changes and developments, their effects and a look forward at expected trends.

The Energy Regulation and Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor David L Schwartz

Latham & Watkins

In our sixth year of writing and publishing The Energy Regulation and Markets Review, we have seen dramatic changes in global energy policies.

The Environment and Climate Change Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Theodore L Garrett

Covington & Burling LLP

Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell their products.

The Oil and Gas Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Strong

Vinson & Elkins LLP

With the industry enduring a second straight year of low oil prices, and with no prospects for a significant increase in sight, participants in the industry have been forced to adapt.

The Energy Regulation and Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor David L Schwartz

Latham & Watkins

In our sixth year of writing and publishing The Energy Regulation and Markets Review, we have seen dramatic changes in global energy policies.

The Environment and Climate Change Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Theodore L Garrett

Covington & Burling LLP

Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell their products.

The Mining Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor Erik Richer La Flèche

Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Mining Law Review is designed to be a practical, business-focused ‘year in review’ analysis of recent changes and developments, their effects and a look forward at expected trends.

The Oil and Gas Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Strong

Vinson & Elkins LLP

With the industry enduring a second straight year of low oil prices, and with no prospects for a significant increase in sight, participants in the industry have been forced to adapt.

Industry

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The Mining Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor Erik Richer La Flèche

Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Mining Law Review is designed to be a practical, business-focused ‘year in review’ analysis of recent changes and developments, their effects and a look forward at expected trends.

The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity ReviewEdition 2

Editors Adam O Emmerich and Robin Panovka

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

This publication is a multinational guide for understanding and navigating the increasingly complex and dynamic world of liquid real estate and the transactions that mostly produce it. The sea change in the markets, sometimes called the ‘REIT Revolution’, has meant that major real estate transactions have migrated from ‘Main Street’ to ‘Wall Street’. They now often take the form of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spin-offs and other corporate transactions conducted in the public markets for both equity and debt.

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Aviation Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Sean Gates

Gates Aviation LLP

The pace of regulation around the world governing the operation of drones is picking up speed as the threats to aviation safety become clearer; either as a result of deliberate misconduct up to and including terrorism on the part of operators, or simple, mindless rubbernecking. The contemplated ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft flying to the United States has provoked significant comment, particularly with reference to the occasional propensity of lithium batteries in laptops to spontaneously combust.

The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Gambling Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor Carl Rohsler

Squire Patton Boggs

Gambling law in many jurisdictions has changed and evolved significantly, but the essential predicament remains the same: staying on top of the hugely varied and constantly changing corpus of law and regulation.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The Public-Private Partnership Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Bruno Werneck and Mário Saadi

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

We are very pleased to present the third edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review. PPPs are an important tool for generating investments (and development) in infrastructure projects and creating efficiency not only in infrastructure, but also in the provision of public services, such as education and health, as well as public lighting services and prisons.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Real Estate Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Nevin

Slaughter and May

Real estate is a truly global industry. The worldwide impact of events of the preceding 12 months has confirmed that it is no longer possible to look at domestic markets in isolation.

The Oil and Gas Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Strong

Vinson & Elkins LLP

With the industry enduring a second straight year of low oil prices, and with no prospects for a significant increase in sight, participants in the industry have been forced to adapt.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

The Aviation Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Sean Gates

Gates Aviation LLP

The pace of regulation around the world governing the operation of drones is picking up speed as the threats to aviation safety become clearer; either as a result of deliberate misconduct up to and including terrorism on the part of operators, or simple, mindless rubbernecking. The contemplated ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft flying to the United States has provoked significant comment, particularly with reference to the occasional propensity of lithium batteries in laptops to spontaneously combust.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Gambling Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor Carl Rohsler

Squire Patton Boggs

Gambling law in many jurisdictions has changed and evolved significantly, but the essential predicament remains the same: staying on top of the hugely varied and constantly changing corpus of law and regulation.

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The Mining Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor Erik Richer La Flèche

Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Mining Law Review is designed to be a practical, business-focused ‘year in review’ analysis of recent changes and developments, their effects and a look forward at expected trends.

The Oil and Gas Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Strong

Vinson & Elkins LLP

With the industry enduring a second straight year of low oil prices, and with no prospects for a significant increase in sight, participants in the industry have been forced to adapt.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Public-Private Partnership Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Bruno Werneck and Mário Saadi

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

We are very pleased to present the third edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review. PPPs are an important tool for generating investments (and development) in infrastructure projects and creating efficiency not only in infrastructure, but also in the provision of public services, such as education and health, as well as public lighting services and prisons.

The Real Estate Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Nevin

Slaughter and May

Real estate is a truly global industry. The worldwide impact of events of the preceding 12 months has confirmed that it is no longer possible to look at domestic markets in isolation.

The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity ReviewEdition 2

Editors Adam O Emmerich and Robin Panovka

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

This publication is a multinational guide for understanding and navigating the increasingly complex and dynamic world of liquid real estate and the transactions that mostly produce it. The sea change in the markets, sometimes called the ‘REIT Revolution’, has meant that major real estate transactions have migrated from ‘Main Street’ to ‘Wall Street’. They now often take the form of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spin-offs and other corporate transactions conducted in the public markets for both equity and debt.

The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

Infrastructure and Transport

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The Aviation Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Sean Gates

Gates Aviation LLP

The pace of regulation around the world governing the operation of drones is picking up speed as the threats to aviation safety become clearer; either as a result of deliberate misconduct up to and including terrorism on the part of operators, or simple, mindless rubbernecking. The contemplated ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft flying to the United States has provoked significant comment, particularly with reference to the occasional propensity of lithium batteries in laptops to spontaneously combust.

The Projects and Construction ReviewEdition 7

Editor Júlio César Bueno

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Project financing and construction law are highly specialized areas of legal practice. They are intrinsically functional and pragmatic and require the combination of a multitasking group of professionals - owners, contractors, bankers, insurers, brokers, architects, engineers, geologists, surveyors, public authorities and lawyers - each bring their own knowledge and perspective to the table.

The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Government Procurement ReviewEdition 5

Editors Jonathan Davey and Amy Gatenby

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

We are delighted to introduce this, the fifth edition of The Government Procurement Review, which incorporates contributions from six continents and 23 countries (excluding the EU chapter).

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

The Public-Private Partnership Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Bruno Werneck and Mário Saadi

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

We are very pleased to present the third edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review. PPPs are an important tool for generating investments (and development) in infrastructure projects and creating efficiency not only in infrastructure, but also in the provision of public services, such as education and health, as well as public lighting services and prisons.

The Real Estate Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Nevin

Slaughter and May

Real estate is a truly global industry. The worldwide impact of events of the preceding 12 months has confirmed that it is no longer possible to look at domestic markets in isolation.

The Aviation Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Sean Gates

Gates Aviation LLP

The pace of regulation around the world governing the operation of drones is picking up speed as the threats to aviation safety become clearer; either as a result of deliberate misconduct up to and including terrorism on the part of operators, or simple, mindless rubbernecking. The contemplated ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft flying to the United States has provoked significant comment, particularly with reference to the occasional propensity of lithium batteries in laptops to spontaneously combust.

The Government Procurement ReviewEdition 5

Editors Jonathan Davey and Amy Gatenby

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

We are delighted to introduce this, the fifth edition of The Government Procurement Review, which incorporates contributions from six continents and 23 countries (excluding the EU chapter).

The Projects and Construction ReviewEdition 7

Editor Júlio César Bueno

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Project financing and construction law are highly specialized areas of legal practice. They are intrinsically functional and pragmatic and require the combination of a multitasking group of professionals - owners, contractors, bankers, insurers, brokers, architects, engineers, geologists, surveyors, public authorities and lawyers - each bring their own knowledge and perspective to the table.

The Public-Private Partnership Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Bruno Werneck and Mário Saadi

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

We are very pleased to present the third edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review. PPPs are an important tool for generating investments (and development) in infrastructure projects and creating efficiency not only in infrastructure, but also in the provision of public services, such as education and health, as well as public lighting services and prisons.

The Real Estate Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Nevin

Slaughter and May

Real estate is a truly global industry. The worldwide impact of events of the preceding 12 months has confirmed that it is no longer possible to look at domestic markets in isolation.

The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

Insurance

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The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Insurance and Reinsurance Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Peter Rogan

Ince & Co

It is hard to overstate the importance of insurance in personal and commercial life. It is the key means by which individuals and businesses are able to reduce the financial impact of a risk occurring.

The Insurance and Reinsurance Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Peter Rogan

Ince & Co

It is hard to overstate the importance of insurance in personal and commercial life. It is the key means by which individuals and businesses are able to reduce the financial impact of a risk occurring.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Editor Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Editor Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

Investigations

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The Asset Tracing and Recovery ReviewEdition 5

Editor Robert Hunter

Edmonds Marshall McMahon Ltd

‘Fraud’ is a word that people find easier to use than to define. Partly for this reason, it is difficult for lawyers to summarise the way in which their particular jurisdictions deal with it.

The International Investigations ReviewEdition 7

Editor Nicolas Bourtin

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees? The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.

The Class Actions Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Richard Swallow

Slaughter and May

Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope.

The Cartels and Leniency ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Christine Varney

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Editor John Terzaken

Allen & Overy

Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.

The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption ReviewEdition 5

Editor Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Over the past year, the foreign bribery landscape has continued to grow increasingly complicated for multinational companies, particularly in light of the sweeping fallout from multiple high-profile corruption scandals.

The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption ReviewEdition 5

Editor Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Over the past year, the foreign bribery landscape has continued to grow increasingly complicated for multinational companies, particularly in light of the sweeping fallout from multiple high-profile corruption scandals.

The Asset Tracing and Recovery ReviewEdition 5

Editor Robert Hunter

Edmonds Marshall McMahon Ltd

‘Fraud’ is a word that people find easier to use than to define. Partly for this reason, it is difficult for lawyers to summarise the way in which their particular jurisdictions deal with it.

The Cartels and Leniency ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Christine Varney

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Editor John Terzaken

Allen & Overy

Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.

The Class Actions Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Richard Swallow

Slaughter and May

Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope.

The International Investigations ReviewEdition 7

Editor Nicolas Bourtin

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees? The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.

IP and Technology

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The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Intellectual Property and Antitrust ReviewEdition 2

Editor Thomas Vinje

Clifford Chance LLP

Key topics covered in this and future editions include the constraints imposed by antitrust on licensing, the circumstances under which a refusal to license intellectual property rights can be unlawful, the imposition of antitrust obligations on owners of standard-essential patents, the application of antitrust law to cross-border e-commerce, the growing importance of intellectual property issues in merger cases, and the intense disputes regarding the application of antitrust law to patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Intellectual Property ReviewEdition 6

Editor Dominick A Conde

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

It is not an overstatement to say that essentially all business is global, and the protection of intellectual property is the lifeblood of all business.

The Consumer Finance Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Richard Fischer, Obrea Poindexter and Jeremy Mandell

Morrison & Foerster

Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile devices and tablets, or on their in-home computers has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services.

The Life Sciences Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Richard Kingham

Covington & Burling LLP

The Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 37 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

The Franchise Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Mark Abell

Bird & Bird LLP

Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy, it is important that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way it is regulated in 36 jurisdictions.

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Alan Charles Raul

Sidley Austin LLP

Information law and digital policy privacy is currently so dynamic that it is difficult to predict future trends and key focal points for next year’s global regulators and enforcers. The discussion below provides a whirlwind tour de horizon of leading issues during 2016.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

The Consumer Finance Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Richard Fischer, Obrea Poindexter and Jeremy Mandell

Morrison & Foerster

Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile devices and tablets, or on their in-home computers has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services.

The Franchise Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Mark Abell

Bird & Bird LLP

Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy, it is important that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way it is regulated in 36 jurisdictions.

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Intellectual Property ReviewEdition 6

Editor Dominick A Conde

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

It is not an overstatement to say that essentially all business is global, and the protection of intellectual property is the lifeblood of all business.

The Intellectual Property and Antitrust ReviewEdition 2

Editor Thomas Vinje

Clifford Chance LLP

Key topics covered in this and future editions include the constraints imposed by antitrust on licensing, the circumstances under which a refusal to license intellectual property rights can be unlawful, the imposition of antitrust obligations on owners of standard-essential patents, the application of antitrust law to cross-border e-commerce, the growing importance of intellectual property issues in merger cases, and the intense disputes regarding the application of antitrust law to patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Life Sciences Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Richard Kingham

Covington & Burling LLP

The Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 37 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Alan Charles Raul

Sidley Austin LLP

Information law and digital policy privacy is currently so dynamic that it is difficult to predict future trends and key focal points for next year’s global regulators and enforcers. The discussion below provides a whirlwind tour de horizon of leading issues during 2016.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

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The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Gambling Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor Carl Rohsler

Squire Patton Boggs

Gambling law in many jurisdictions has changed and evolved significantly, but the essential predicament remains the same: staying on top of the hugely varied and constantly changing corpus of law and regulation.

The Corporate Immigration ReviewEdition 7

Editor Chris Magrath

Magrath LLP

The past year has seen immigration issues dominate political agendas and news cycles around the world in an unprecedented fashion.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

The Corporate Immigration ReviewEdition 7

Editor Chris Magrath

Magrath LLP

The past year has seen immigration issues dominate political agendas and news cycles around the world in an unprecedented fashion.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Gambling Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor Carl Rohsler

Squire Patton Boggs

Gambling law in many jurisdictions has changed and evolved significantly, but the essential predicament remains the same: staying on top of the hugely varied and constantly changing corpus of law and regulation.

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

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The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Transfer Pricing Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Steve Edge and Dominic Robertson

Slaughter and May

Since the financial crisis in 2008, there has been continuous public attention on multinationals' tax position - which, for the most part, turns on their transfer pricing policy and whether this properly aligns the taxable profits in each country with the value-generating activities taking place there.

The Tax Disputes and Litigation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Simon Whitehead

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

The objective of this book is to provide tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions with an outline of the principal issues arising in those jurisdictions.

The Inward Investment and International Taxation ReviewEdition 7

Editor Tim Sanders

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2016 saw a dramatic change in the tax landscape in which international business is conducted.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Editor Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Editor Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Inward Investment and International Taxation ReviewEdition 7

Editor Tim Sanders

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2016 saw a dramatic change in the tax landscape in which international business is conducted.

The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Tax Disputes and Litigation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Simon Whitehead

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

The objective of this book is to provide tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions with an outline of the principal issues arising in those jurisdictions.

The Transfer Pricing Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Steve Edge and Dominic Robertson

Slaughter and May

Since the financial crisis in 2008, there has been continuous public attention on multinationals' tax position - which, for the most part, turns on their transfer pricing policy and whether this properly aligns the taxable profits in each country with the value-generating activities taking place there.

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The Foreign Investment Regulation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Calvin S Goldman QC

Goodmans LLP

This fifth edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.

The International Trade Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Folkert Graafsma and Joris Cornelis

Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers (V V G B)

Each chapter provides a contemporary overview of the most relevant legislation and recent developments relating to the main trade defence instruments, such as anti‑dumping and subsidies. Each chapter will focus on a particular jurisdiction, including that of the WTO, and include discussions on particular trade investigations and disputes, the relevant legal frameworks and recent changes to trade regimes, the expected trends and upcoming changes and their effects within the world of international trade.

The Investment Treaty Arbitration ReviewEdition 2

Editor Bart Legum

Dentons

Updated every year, it provides a current perspective on a quickly evolving topic. Organised by topic rather than by jurisdiction, it allows readers to access rapidly not only the most recent developments on a given subject, but also the debate that led to, and provides context for, those developments.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The Foreign Investment Regulation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Calvin S Goldman QC

Goodmans LLP

This fifth edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The International Trade Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Folkert Graafsma and Joris Cornelis

Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers (V V G B)

Each chapter provides a contemporary overview of the most relevant legislation and recent developments relating to the main trade defence instruments, such as anti‑dumping and subsidies. Each chapter will focus on a particular jurisdiction, including that of the WTO, and include discussions on particular trade investigations and disputes, the relevant legal frameworks and recent changes to trade regimes, the expected trends and upcoming changes and their effects within the world of international trade.

The Investment Treaty Arbitration ReviewEdition 2

Editor Bart Legum

Dentons

Updated every year, it provides a current perspective on a quickly evolving topic. Organised by topic rather than by jurisdiction, it allows readers to access rapidly not only the most recent developments on a given subject, but also the debate that led to, and provides context for, those developments.

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The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Mining Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor Erik Richer La Flèche

Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Mining Law Review is designed to be a practical, business-focused ‘year in review’ analysis of recent changes and developments, their effects and a look forward at expected trends.

The Asset Tracing and Recovery ReviewEdition 5

Editor Robert Hunter

Edmonds Marshall McMahon Ltd

‘Fraud’ is a word that people find easier to use than to define. Partly for this reason, it is difficult for lawyers to summarise the way in which their particular jurisdictions deal with it.

The Asset Management ReviewEdition 6

Editor Paul Dickson

Slaughter and May

The importance of the asset management industry continues to grow. Nowhere is this truer than in the context of pensions, as the global population becomes larger, older and richer, and government initiatives to encourage independent pension provision continue.

The Foreign Investment Regulation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Calvin S Goldman QC

Goodmans LLP

This fifth edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.

The Mergers & Acquisitions ReviewEdition 11

Editor Mark Zerdin

Slaughter and May

Despite the level of global uncertainty in 2016, market participants were active across various jurisdictions, which led to a very strong year for M&A activity. Many markets and sectors recorded peak dealmaking as investors sought out new opportunities, even if the year did not quite replicate 2015’s year of mega-deals’. A mixture of currency fluctuations and access to cheap debt meant that companies looked to acquire their desired targets.

The International Trade Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Folkert Graafsma and Joris Cornelis

Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers (V V G B)

Each chapter provides a contemporary overview of the most relevant legislation and recent developments relating to the main trade defence instruments, such as anti‑dumping and subsidies. Each chapter will focus on a particular jurisdiction, including that of the WTO, and include discussions on particular trade investigations and disputes, the relevant legal frameworks and recent changes to trade regimes, the expected trends and upcoming changes and their effects within the world of international trade.

The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity ReviewEdition 2

Editors Adam O Emmerich and Robin Panovka

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

This publication is a multinational guide for understanding and navigating the increasingly complex and dynamic world of liquid real estate and the transactions that mostly produce it. The sea change in the markets, sometimes called the ‘REIT Revolution’, has meant that major real estate transactions have migrated from ‘Main Street’ to ‘Wall Street’. They now often take the form of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spin-offs and other corporate transactions conducted in the public markets for both equity and debt.

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Kandel

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review is intended to serve as a starting point in considering structuring and other issues in acquisition and leveraged finance, both generally but also particularly in cases where more than just an understanding of the reader’s own jurisdiction is necessary.

The Banking Litigation Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Christa Band

Linklaters LLP

In this first edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, it is striking how similar the issues are that face banks and those who advise them across various legal systems. All countries experienced the effects of the global financial crisis from 2008 onwards and these implications have been far-reaching in many ways. They have given rise to much litigation and consequently led to developments in the law.

The Shareholder Rights and Activism ReviewEdition 2

Editor Francis J Aquila

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Activist investors often advocate for changes to the company, such as its corporate governance practices, financial decisions and strategic direction. Shareholder activism comes in many forms, from privately engaging in a dialogue with a company on certain issues, to waging a contest to replace members of a company’s board of directors, to publicly agitating for a company to undergo a fundamental transaction.

The Restructuring ReviewEdition 10

Editor Christopher Mallon

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers understand the conditions prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2017, with a view to the coming year, and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends that have been evident in recent years, and that are expected to be significant in the future.

The Aviation Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Sean Gates

Gates Aviation LLP

The pace of regulation around the world governing the operation of drones is picking up speed as the threats to aviation safety become clearer; either as a result of deliberate misconduct up to and including terrorism on the part of operators, or simple, mindless rubbernecking. The contemplated ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft flying to the United States has provoked significant comment, particularly with reference to the occasional propensity of lithium batteries in laptops to spontaneously combust.

The Merger Control ReviewEdition 8

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds.

The Lending and Secured Finance ReviewEdition 3

Editor Azadeh Nassiri

Slaughter and May

This third edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review comes at a particularly uncertain time for the financial markets. Although the debt markets have been relatively resilient in the face of a series of shocks, the economic outlook remains uncertain: concerns about Brexit, the slow pace of growth in the eurozone, exchange rate movements and the competitive threat posed by deregulation in the US to the UK and European financial markets are among multiple geopolitical risk factors on the horizon.

The International Arbitration ReviewEdition 8

Editor James H. Carter

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

The arbitration world often debates whether relevant distinctions should be drawn between general international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration, the procedures and subjects of which are similar but not identical. This volume seeks to provide current information on both of these precincts of international arbitration, treating important investor–state dispute developments in each jurisdiction as a separate but closely related topic.

The Intellectual Property and Antitrust ReviewEdition 2

Editor Thomas Vinje

Clifford Chance LLP

Key topics covered in this and future editions include the constraints imposed by antitrust on licensing, the circumstances under which a refusal to license intellectual property rights can be unlawful, the imposition of antitrust obligations on owners of standard-essential patents, the application of antitrust law to cross-border e-commerce, the growing importance of intellectual property issues in merger cases, and the intense disputes regarding the application of antitrust law to patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry.

The International Investigations ReviewEdition 7

Editor Nicolas Bourtin

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees? The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.

The Projects and Construction ReviewEdition 7

Editor Júlio César Bueno

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Project financing and construction law are highly specialized areas of legal practice. They are intrinsically functional and pragmatic and require the combination of a multitasking group of professionals - owners, contractors, bankers, insurers, brokers, architects, engineers, geologists, surveyors, public authorities and lawyers - each bring their own knowledge and perspective to the table.

The Dominance and Monopolies ReviewEdition 5

Editors Maurits Dolmans and Henry Mostyn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

This Fifth Edition of The Dominance and Monopolies Review as with previous years, each chapter summarises the abuse of dominance rules in a jurisdiction, as well as providing a review of the regime’s enforcement activity in the past year and a prediction for future developments.

The Energy Regulation and Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor David L Schwartz

Latham & Watkins

In our sixth year of writing and publishing The Energy Regulation and Markets Review, we have seen dramatic changes in global energy policies.

The Transfer Pricing Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Steve Edge and Dominic Robertson

Slaughter and May

Since the financial crisis in 2008, there has been continuous public attention on multinationals' tax position - which, for the most part, turns on their transfer pricing policy and whether this properly aligns the taxable profits in each country with the value-generating activities taking place there.

The Securities Litigation ReviewEdition 3

Editor William Savitt

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities.

The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Gambling Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor Carl Rohsler

Squire Patton Boggs

Gambling law in many jurisdictions has changed and evolved significantly, but the essential predicament remains the same: staying on top of the hugely varied and constantly changing corpus of law and regulation.

The Corporate Immigration ReviewEdition 7

Editor Chris Magrath

Magrath LLP

The past year has seen immigration issues dominate political agendas and news cycles around the world in an unprecedented fashion.

The Banking Regulation ReviewEdition 8

Editor Jan Putnis

Slaughter and May

Nearly eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers it might have been expected that fundamental questions about the business models, governance and territorial scope of large banks would have been answered clearly, but that is not yet truly the case.

The Intellectual Property ReviewEdition 6

Editor Dominick A Conde

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

It is not an overstatement to say that essentially all business is global, and the protection of intellectual property is the lifeblood of all business.

The Investment Treaty Arbitration ReviewEdition 2

Editor Bart Legum

Dentons

Updated every year, it provides a current perspective on a quickly evolving topic. Organised by topic rather than by jurisdiction, it allows readers to access rapidly not only the most recent developments on a given subject, but also the debate that led to, and provides context for, those developments.

The Government Procurement ReviewEdition 5

Editors Jonathan Davey and Amy Gatenby

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

We are delighted to introduce this, the fifth edition of The Government Procurement Review, which incorporates contributions from six continents and 23 countries (excluding the EU chapter).

The Private Equity ReviewEdition 6

Editor Stephen L Ritchie

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The sixth edition of The Private Equity Review comes on the heels of a solid but at times uneven 2016 for private equity.

The Class Actions Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Richard Swallow

Slaughter and May

Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope.

The Private Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 10

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws.

The Consumer Finance Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Richard Fischer, Obrea Poindexter and Jeremy Mandell

Morrison & Foerster

Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile devices and tablets, or on their in-home computers has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The Public-Private Partnership Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Bruno Werneck and Mário Saadi

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

We are very pleased to present the third edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review. PPPs are an important tool for generating investments (and development) in infrastructure projects and creating efficiency not only in infrastructure, but also in the provision of public services, such as education and health, as well as public lighting services and prisons.

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

The Public Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 9

Editor Aidan Synnott

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

In the reports from around the world collected in this volume, we continue to see a good deal of international overlap among the issues and industries attracting government enforcement attention. We also see evolution and refinement of approaches to competition law enforcement in several jurisdictions.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Corporate Governance ReviewEdition 7

Editor Willem J L Calkoen

NautaDutilh

In this seventh edition, we can see that corporate governance is becoming a more vital and all-encompassing topic with each year that passes.

The Dispute Resolution ReviewEdition 9

Editor Damian Taylor

Slaughter and May

The Dispute Resolution Review offers a guide to those who are faced with disputes that frequently cross international boundaries. As is often the way in law, difficult and complex problems can be solved in a number of ways, and this edition demonstrates that there are many different ways to organise and operate a legal system successfully

The Insurance and Reinsurance Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Peter Rogan

Ince & Co

It is hard to overstate the importance of insurance in personal and commercial life. It is the key means by which individuals and businesses are able to reduce the financial impact of a risk occurring.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Life Sciences Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Richard Kingham

Covington & Burling LLP

The Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 37 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

The Real Estate Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Nevin

Slaughter and May

Real estate is a truly global industry. The worldwide impact of events of the preceding 12 months has confirmed that it is no longer possible to look at domestic markets in isolation.

The Tax Disputes and Litigation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Simon Whitehead

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

The objective of this book is to provide tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions with an outline of the principal issues arising in those jurisdictions.

The Inward Investment and International Taxation ReviewEdition 7

Editor Tim Sanders

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2016 saw a dramatic change in the tax landscape in which international business is conducted.

The Cartels and Leniency ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Christine Varney

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

John Terzaken

Allen & Overy

Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.

The Franchise Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Mark Abell

Bird & Bird LLP

Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy, it is important that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way it is regulated in 36 jurisdictions.

The Environment and Climate Change Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Theodore L Garrett

Covington & Burling LLP

Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell their products.

The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption ReviewEdition 5

Editor Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Over the past year, the foreign bribery landscape has continued to grow increasingly complicated for multinational companies, particularly in light of the sweeping fallout from multiple high-profile corruption scandals.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Oil and Gas Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Strong

Vinson & Elkins LLP

With the industry enduring a second straight year of low oil prices, and with no prospects for a significant increase in sight, participants in the industry have been forced to adapt.

The Insolvency ReviewEdition 4

Editor Donald S Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

This fourth edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Alan Charles Raul

Sidley Austin LLP

Information law and digital policy privacy is currently so dynamic that it is difficult to predict future trends and key focal points for next year’s global regulators and enforcers. The discussion below provides a whirlwind tour de horizon of leading issues during 2016.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

The Islamic Finance and Markets ReviewEdition 1

Editors

Andrew M Metcalf

King & Spalding

Michael Rainey

King & Spalding

The chapters that follow describe the manner in which Islamic, or shariah-compliant, finance is practised in various jurisdictions throughout the world. Although each country will have variations, one of the most striking features of Islamic finance as a legal discipline is that it includes core concepts and structures that cross jurisdictional boundaries.

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Kandel

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review is intended to serve as a starting point in considering structuring and other issues in acquisition and leveraged finance, both generally but also particularly in cases where more than just an understanding of the reader’s own jurisdiction is necessary.

The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption ReviewEdition 5

Editor Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Over the past year, the foreign bribery landscape has continued to grow increasingly complicated for multinational companies, particularly in light of the sweeping fallout from multiple high-profile corruption scandals.

The Asset Management ReviewEdition 6

Editor Paul Dickson

Slaughter and May

The importance of the asset management industry continues to grow. Nowhere is this truer than in the context of pensions, as the global population becomes larger, older and richer, and government initiatives to encourage independent pension provision continue.

The Asset Tracing and Recovery ReviewEdition 5

Editor Robert Hunter

Edmonds Marshall McMahon Ltd

‘Fraud’ is a word that people find easier to use than to define. Partly for this reason, it is difficult for lawyers to summarise the way in which their particular jurisdictions deal with it.

The Aviation Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Sean Gates

Gates Aviation LLP

The pace of regulation around the world governing the operation of drones is picking up speed as the threats to aviation safety become clearer; either as a result of deliberate misconduct up to and including terrorism on the part of operators, or simple, mindless rubbernecking. The contemplated ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft flying to the United States has provoked significant comment, particularly with reference to the occasional propensity of lithium batteries in laptops to spontaneously combust.

The Banking Litigation Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Christa Band

Linklaters LLP

In this first edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, it is striking how similar the issues are that face banks and those who advise them across various legal systems. All countries experienced the effects of the global financial crisis from 2008 onwards and these implications have been far-reaching in many ways. They have given rise to much litigation and consequently led to developments in the law.

The Banking Regulation ReviewEdition 8

Editor Jan Putnis

Slaughter and May

Nearly eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers it might have been expected that fundamental questions about the business models, governance and territorial scope of large banks would have been answered clearly, but that is not yet truly the case.

The Cartels and Leniency ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Christine Varney

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

John Terzaken

Allen & Overy

Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.

The Class Actions Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Richard Swallow

Slaughter and May

Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope.

The Consumer Finance Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Richard Fischer, Obrea Poindexter and Jeremy Mandell

Morrison & Foerster

Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile devices and tablets, or on their in-home computers has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services.

The Corporate Governance ReviewEdition 7

Editor Willem J L Calkoen

NautaDutilh

In this seventh edition, we can see that corporate governance is becoming a more vital and all-encompassing topic with each year that passes.

The Corporate Immigration ReviewEdition 7

Editor Chris Magrath

Magrath LLP

The past year has seen immigration issues dominate political agendas and news cycles around the world in an unprecedented fashion.

The Dispute Resolution ReviewEdition 9

Editor Damian Taylor

Slaughter and May

The Dispute Resolution Review offers a guide to those who are faced with disputes that frequently cross international boundaries. As is often the way in law, difficult and complex problems can be solved in a number of ways, and this edition demonstrates that there are many different ways to organise and operate a legal system successfully

The Dominance and Monopolies ReviewEdition 5

Editors Maurits Dolmans and Henry Mostyn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

This Fifth Edition of The Dominance and Monopolies Review as with previous years, each chapter summarises the abuse of dominance rules in a jurisdiction, as well as providing a review of the regime’s enforcement activity in the past year and a prediction for future developments.

The Employment Law ReviewEdition 8

Editor Erika C Collins

Proskauer Rose LLP

As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.

The Energy Regulation and Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor David L Schwartz

Latham & Watkins

In our sixth year of writing and publishing The Energy Regulation and Markets Review, we have seen dramatic changes in global energy policies.

The Environment and Climate Change Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor Theodore L Garrett

Covington & Burling LLP

Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell their products.

The Executive Remuneration ReviewEdition 5

Editors

Arthur Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Janet Cooper

Tapestry Compliance

Executive remuneration encompasses a diverse range of practices and is consequently influenced by many different areas of the law, including tax, employment, securities and other aspects of corporate law.

The Foreign Investment Regulation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Calvin S Goldman QC

Goodmans LLP

This fifth edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.

The Franchise Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Mark Abell

Bird & Bird LLP

Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy, it is important that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way it is regulated in 36 jurisdictions.

The Gambling Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor Carl Rohsler

Squire Patton Boggs

Gambling law in many jurisdictions has changed and evolved significantly, but the essential predicament remains the same: staying on top of the hugely varied and constantly changing corpus of law and regulation.

The Government Procurement ReviewEdition 5

Editors Jonathan Davey and Amy Gatenby

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

We are delighted to introduce this, the fifth edition of The Government Procurement Review, which incorporates contributions from six continents and 23 countries (excluding the EU chapter).

The Healthcare Law Review Edition 1

Editor Sarah Ellson

Fieldfisher LLP

The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 16 jurisdictions. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.

The Initial Public Offerings Law ReviewEdition 1

Editor David J Goldschmidt

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review. While it is largely agreed that the first ‘modern’ initial public offering (IPO) was by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602, IPOs now take place in nearly every corner of the world and involve a wide variety of companies in terms of size, industry and geography.

The Insolvency ReviewEdition 4

Editor Donald S Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

This fourth edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world.

The Insurance and Reinsurance Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Peter Rogan

Ince & Co

It is hard to overstate the importance of insurance in personal and commercial life. It is the key means by which individuals and businesses are able to reduce the financial impact of a risk occurring.

The Intellectual Property ReviewEdition 6

Editor Dominick A Conde

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

It is not an overstatement to say that essentially all business is global, and the protection of intellectual property is the lifeblood of all business.

The Intellectual Property and Antitrust ReviewEdition 2

Editor Thomas Vinje

Clifford Chance LLP

Key topics covered in this and future editions include the constraints imposed by antitrust on licensing, the circumstances under which a refusal to license intellectual property rights can be unlawful, the imposition of antitrust obligations on owners of standard-essential patents, the application of antitrust law to cross-border e-commerce, the growing importance of intellectual property issues in merger cases, and the intense disputes regarding the application of antitrust law to patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry.

The International Arbitration ReviewEdition 8

Editor James H. Carter

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

The arbitration world often debates whether relevant distinctions should be drawn between general international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration, the procedures and subjects of which are similar but not identical. This volume seeks to provide current information on both of these precincts of international arbitration, treating important investor–state dispute developments in each jurisdiction as a separate but closely related topic.

The International Capital Markets ReviewEdition 6

Editor Jeffrey Golden

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

If you are reading this book, it is almost certainly because someone is looking to you for answers – looking to you to provide the legal certainty the capital markets seek.

The International Investigations ReviewEdition 7

Editor Nicolas Bourtin

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees? The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.

The International Trade Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Folkert Graafsma and Joris Cornelis

Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers (V V G B)

Each chapter provides a contemporary overview of the most relevant legislation and recent developments relating to the main trade defence instruments, such as anti‑dumping and subsidies. Each chapter will focus on a particular jurisdiction, including that of the WTO, and include discussions on particular trade investigations and disputes, the relevant legal frameworks and recent changes to trade regimes, the expected trends and upcoming changes and their effects within the world of international trade.

The Investment Treaty Arbitration ReviewEdition 2

Editor Bart Legum

Dentons

Updated every year, it provides a current perspective on a quickly evolving topic. Organised by topic rather than by jurisdiction, it allows readers to access rapidly not only the most recent developments on a given subject, but also the debate that led to, and provides context for, those developments.

The Inward Investment and International Taxation ReviewEdition 7

Editor Tim Sanders

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2016 saw a dramatic change in the tax landscape in which international business is conducted.

The Islamic Finance and Markets ReviewEdition 1

Editors

Andrew M Metcalf

King & Spalding

Michael Rainey

King & Spalding

The chapters that follow describe the manner in which Islamic, or shariah-compliant, finance is practised in various jurisdictions throughout the world. Although each country will have variations, one of the most striking features of Islamic finance as a legal discipline is that it includes core concepts and structures that cross jurisdictional boundaries.

The Lending and Secured Finance ReviewEdition 3

Editor Azadeh Nassiri

Slaughter and May

This third edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review comes at a particularly uncertain time for the financial markets. Although the debt markets have been relatively resilient in the face of a series of shocks, the economic outlook remains uncertain: concerns about Brexit, the slow pace of growth in the eurozone, exchange rate movements and the competitive threat posed by deregulation in the US to the UK and European financial markets are among multiple geopolitical risk factors on the horizon.

The Life Sciences Law ReviewEdition 5

Editor Richard Kingham

Covington & Burling LLP

The Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 37 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

The Merger Control ReviewEdition 8

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds.

The Mergers & Acquisitions ReviewEdition 11

Editor Mark Zerdin

Slaughter and May

Despite the level of global uncertainty in 2016, market participants were active across various jurisdictions, which led to a very strong year for M&A activity. Many markets and sectors recorded peak dealmaking as investors sought out new opportunities, even if the year did not quite replicate 2015’s year of mega-deals’. A mixture of currency fluctuations and access to cheap debt meant that companies looked to acquire their desired targets.

The Mining Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor Erik Richer La Flèche

Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Mining Law Review is designed to be a practical, business-focused ‘year in review’ analysis of recent changes and developments, their effects and a look forward at expected trends.

The Oil and Gas Law ReviewEdition 4

Editor Christopher Strong

Vinson & Elkins LLP

With the industry enduring a second straight year of low oil prices, and with no prospects for a significant increase in sight, participants in the industry have been forced to adapt.

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Alan Charles Raul

Sidley Austin LLP

Information law and digital policy privacy is currently so dynamic that it is difficult to predict future trends and key focal points for next year’s global regulators and enforcers. The discussion below provides a whirlwind tour de horizon of leading issues during 2016.

The Private Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 10

Editor Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws.

The Private Equity ReviewEdition 6

Editor Stephen L Ritchie

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The sixth edition of The Private Equity Review comes on the heels of a solid but at times uneven 2016 for private equity.

The Private Wealth & Private Client ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Riches

RMW Law LLP

At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.

The Product Regulation and Liability ReviewEdition 4

Editors

Chilton Davis Varner

King & Spalding LLP

Bradley W Pratt

The Pratt Law Firm

In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world.

The Projects and Construction ReviewEdition 7

Editor Júlio César Bueno

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Project financing and construction law are highly specialized areas of legal practice. They are intrinsically functional and pragmatic and require the combination of a multitasking group of professionals - owners, contractors, bankers, insurers, brokers, architects, engineers, geologists, surveyors, public authorities and lawyers - each bring their own knowledge and perspective to the table.

The Public Competition Enforcement ReviewEdition 9

Editor Aidan Synnott

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

In the reports from around the world collected in this volume, we continue to see a good deal of international overlap among the issues and industries attracting government enforcement attention. We also see evolution and refinement of approaches to competition law enforcement in several jurisdictions.

The Public-Private Partnership Law ReviewEdition 3

Editors Bruno Werneck and Mário Saadi

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

We are very pleased to present the third edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review. PPPs are an important tool for generating investments (and development) in infrastructure projects and creating efficiency not only in infrastructure, but also in the provision of public services, such as education and health, as well as public lighting services and prisons.

The Real Estate Law ReviewEdition 6

Editor John Nevin

Slaughter and May

Real estate is a truly global industry. The worldwide impact of events of the preceding 12 months has confirmed that it is no longer possible to look at domestic markets in isolation.

The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity ReviewEdition 2

Editors Adam O Emmerich and Robin Panovka

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

This publication is a multinational guide for understanding and navigating the increasingly complex and dynamic world of liquid real estate and the transactions that mostly produce it. The sea change in the markets, sometimes called the ‘REIT Revolution’, has meant that major real estate transactions have migrated from ‘Main Street’ to ‘Wall Street’. They now often take the form of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spin-offs and other corporate transactions conducted in the public markets for both equity and debt.

The Restructuring ReviewEdition 10

Editor Christopher Mallon

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers understand the conditions prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2017, with a view to the coming year, and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends that have been evident in recent years, and that are expected to be significant in the future.

The Securities Litigation ReviewEdition 3

Editor William Savitt

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities.

The Shareholder Rights and Activism ReviewEdition 2

Editor Francis J Aquila

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Activist investors often advocate for changes to the company, such as its corporate governance practices, financial decisions and strategic direction. Shareholder activism comes in many forms, from privately engaging in a dialogue with a company on certain issues, to waging a contest to replace members of a company’s board of directors, to publicly agitating for a company to undergo a fundamental transaction.

The Shipping Law ReviewEdition 4

Editors George Eddings, Andrew Chamberlain and Rebecca Warder

HFW

The fourth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes in multiple jurisdictions with an overview of the key issues relevant to each jurisdiction. As with previous editions, we begin with cross-jurisdictional chapters looking at the latest developments in important areas for the shipping industry: competition and regulatory law, sanctions, ocean logistics, piracy, shipbuilding, ports and terminals and environmental issues.

The Sports Law ReviewEdition 2

Editor András A Gurovits

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.

The Tax Disputes and Litigation ReviewEdition 5

Editor Simon Whitehead

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

The objective of this book is to provide tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions with an outline of the principal issues arising in those jurisdictions.

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications ReviewEdition 7

Editor John Janka

Latham & Watkins

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.

The Transfer Pricing Law ReviewEdition 1

Editors Steve Edge and Dominic Robertson

Slaughter and May

Since the financial crisis in 2008, there has been continuous public attention on multinationals' tax position - which, for the most part, turns on their transfer pricing policy and whether this properly aligns the taxable profits in each country with the value-generating activities taking place there.

The Transport Finance Law ReviewEdition 3

Editor Harry Theochari

Norton Rose Fulbright

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today, in each of the key jurisdictions globally in which aircraft, rolling stock and ships are financed.

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