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.
Our fifth year of writing and publishing The Energy Regulation and Markets Review has been marked by significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), important infrastructure development needs and continued low oil and gas prices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ancient wisdom has it that ‘anything can happen’ in this year of the ‘Fire Monkey’. And indeed, while some of this year’s events could have been foreseen, such as the impending expiry of part of China’s Protocol of Accession, other remarkable incidents such as the Brexit vote have confirmed ancient wisdom.
The world of asset management is increasingly complex, but it is hoped that the fifth
edition of The Asset Management Review will be a useful and practical companion as we face the challenges and opportunities of the coming year.
Publicly traded real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs), with help from real estate private equity, have transformed the global real estate markets over the past 20 years.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.