When planning an acquisition or merger involving companies operating on a global scale, the days when the merging parties could focus their strategy on obtaining merger approvals in North America and Europe are over.
This second edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review comes on the heels of a period of volatility and the result of the United Kingdom’s referendum on EU membership.
The past year has seen a boom in dealmaking, with many markets reaching post-crisis peaks and some recording all-time highs. Mega-deals have been at the heart of the expanding market, with companies tapping into cash piles and cheap debt to fund transformational deals.
In this seventh edition, we can see that corporate governance is becoming a more vital and all-encompassing topic with each year that passes.
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 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
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.