Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because
of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process,
cross-border issues, regulation and the like.
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.
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.