Energy underpins our economy and is central for economic growth globally. Energy makes possible the investments, innovations and new industries that are the engines of jobs, growth and shared prosperity for entire economies. Although fossil fuels remain critical energy resources across the globe, the energy landscape is transforming, and renewable energy continues to play an increasingly important role in helping countries develop modern,
reliable and resilient energy systems.
Welcome to the initial annual Technology M&A Review. This book’s goal is to both highlight the similarities and differences between technology M&A and ‘normal’ M&A, without taking too much time to try to define what technology and normal are in that context. One of its unstated premises is that because of technology’s importance, effective technology lawyering in M&A necessarily involves and requires a broad set of legal skills across many practice areas; and that requirement will likely increase as governments and interest groups from all spectrums focus on the sector.
This new volume on M&A litigation for the Law Reviews series is intended to be as much a resource for litigators handling M&A disputes as it is for the deal lawyers, general counsel and dealmakers aiming to assess and manage the potential litigation risks in connection with a transaction. The multi-jurisdictional approach taken here, as in other volumes in the Law Reviews series, reflects the profoundly global nature of business and corporate transactions.
This eighth edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries. This year’s book is being published as the world continues to cope with the covid-19 pandemic. Some countries are more affected than others but one thing is clear: in addition to the tragic impact of the pandemic on the lives and health of so many around the world, the economic hardship on individuals and businesses is extensive.
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. We have structured this book with the intention of providing readers with an overview of these areas of law as they relate to the field of executive remuneration. The intended readership of this book includes both in-house and outside counsel who are involved in either the structuring of employment and compensation arrangements, or more general corporate governance matters.
This continues to be a period of change and uncertainty for the asset management industry, as funds and managers act to comply with regulatory developments and investor requirements, and adapt to the changing geopolitical landscape. The world of asset management is increasingly complex, but it is hoped that this edition of The Asset Management Review will be a useful and practical companion as we face the challenges and opportunities of the coming year.
As both shareholder activists and the companies they target have become more geographically diverse, it is increasingly important for legal and corporate practitioners to understand the legal framework and emerging trends of shareholder activism in the various international jurisdictions facing activism. The Shareholder Rights and Activism Review is designed as a primer on these aspects of shareholder activism in such jurisdictions.
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. Also, the book includes chapters devoted to such ‘hot’ M&A sectors as pharmaceuticals, high technology and media, as well as a chapter on merger remedies, to provide a more in-depth discussion of recent developments. The intended readership of this book comprises both in-house and outside counsel who may be involved in the competition review of cross-border transactions.
To create this publication, we have invited leading practitioners from around the globe to offer practical insights into what is going on around the conference tables and in the markets in their jurisdiction, with an eye to cross-border trends and transactions. We hope this compilation of insight from our remarkable multinational authors produces clarity and transparency into this exciting world of ‘liquid real estate’ and helps to further fuel the growth of the sector.
We are very pleased to present this thirteenth edition of The Restructuring Review. As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers understand the conditions that have been prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2020 and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends during that period.
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. This review focuses on litigation – how rights are created and vindicated against the backdrop of courtroom proceedings. Accordingly, this volume amounts to a cross-cultural review of the disputing process. While the subject matter is limited to securities litigation, which may well be the world’s most economically significant form of litigation, any survey of litigation is in great part a survey of procedure as much as substance.
This edition covers 15 countries and territories and includes a high-level overview of each jurisdiction’s product liability framework, recent changes and developments, and a look forward at expected trends. Each chapter contains a brief introduction to the country’s product liability framework, followed by four main sections: regulatory oversight, causes of action, litigation, and the year in review.
In this 10th edition, we can see that corporate governance is becoming a more vital and all-encompassing topic with each year that passes. We all realise that the modern corporation is one of the most ingenious concepts ever devised. Our lives are dominated by corporations. We eat and breathe through them, we travel with them, we are entertained by them, most of us work for them. Most corporations aim to add value to society, and they very often do. Some, however, are exploiting, polluting, poisoning and impoverishing us…
Private equity professionals need practical and informed guidance from local practitioners about how to raise money and close deals in multiple jurisdictions. The Private Equity Review has been prepared with this need in mind. It contains contributions from leading private equity practitioners in 22 different countries, with observations and advice on private equity dealmaking and fundraising in their respective jurisdictions.
For the past decade, we have surveyed milestones and significant events in the international employment law space to update and publish The Employment Law Review. It is our hope that this text provides legal practitioners and human resources professionals with some guidance, best practices and comprehensive solutions to significant workforce issues that affect a company’s market position, strategy, innovation and culture.
This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way that it is regulated in 28 jurisdictions. While this book certainly does not present readers with the complete answer to all the questions they may have about franchising in all the countries covered – that would require far more pages than it is possible to include in this one volume – it does seek to provide the reader with a high-level understanding of the challenges involved.
We would like to thank the contributors for their support in producing the 13th edition of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review. We hope the commentary in the following 47 chapters will provide a richer understanding of the shape of the global markets, and the challenges and opportunities facing market participants.