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.
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.
We hope this edition will assist investors and businesses being acquired to better evaluate and manage the
legal and political risks associated with investments that may be subject to foreign investment review, ultimately reducing transaction uncertainty and delay.