Despite a slight decrease in overall activity compared with 2016, 2017 was a strong year for global M&A activity as, for the fourth consecutive year, global deal-making activity exceeded US$3 trillion with announced transaction volumes reaching US$3.7 trillion. Even though 2017 did not replicate the record-breaking number of mega-deals in 2015 nor the high volume seen in 2016, market participants in a number of sectors took advantage of continued access to cheap capital globally to engage in M&A activity.
The Virtual Currency Regulation Review is intended to provide a practical, business-focused analysis of recent legal and regulatory changes and developments, and of their effects, and to look forward at expected trends in the area of virtual currencies on a country-by-country basis. We are still very much in the early days of the virtual currency revolution. No one can truthfully claim to know what the future holds for virtual currencies, but as it does not appear to be a passing fad, we have endeavoured to provide as much useful information as practicable concerning the regulation of virtual currency
In this, the inaugural edition of The Global Damages Law Review, we survey the codified rules and common law principles underpinning the presentation of damages evidence. We also summarise recent common law decisions that provide new or improved guidance on these frameworks. This first edition summarises principles governing the quantification of expert financial evidence in select common law jurisdictions including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia; and highlights important precedents from recent case law in each of the jurisdictions.
This book brings together leading competition law experts from 28 jurisdictions to address an issue of growing importance to large corporations, their managers and their lawyers: the potential liability, both civil and criminal, that may arise from unlawful agreements with competitors as to price, markets or output. The broad message of the book is that this risk is growing steadily. The authors are from some of the most widely respected law firms in their jurisdictions. All have substantial experience with cartel investigations and many have served in senior positions in government.
In this ninth 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…
This publication introduces the reader to the main stock exchanges around the globe and their related initial public offering (IPO) regulatory environments, and provides insight into the legal and procedural IPO landscapes in 18 different jurisdictions. Each chapter gives a general overview of the IPO process in the region, addresses regulatory and exchange requirements, and presents key offering considerations.
Banking regulation continues to confound the idea that views about how banks should be regulated will eventually settle down to an orthodoxy broadly accepted throughout the world. This edition covers 37 countries and territories in addition to our usual chapters on international initiatives and the European Union. There must be a feeling among many of the authors that banking regulation is a subject that will never settle down; that it will never return to being the rather duller subject that it was before it became a political issue more than 10 years ago.
We are pleased to present the inaugural edition of The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review. This volume contains 20 chapters, each devoted to a different country and providing expert analysis by leading practitioners of the most important aspects of tax planning for multinational corporate groups in that country, with a particular focus on recent developments.
We are delighted to present the second edition of The Financial Technology Law Review. The authors of this publication are from the most widely respected law firms in their jurisdictions. They each have a proven record of experience in the field of fintech; they know both the law and how it is applied. We hope that you will find their experience invaluable and enlightening when dealing with any of the varied issues fintech raises in the legal and regulatory field.
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. Unlike most of its sister international surveys, this review focuses on litigation – how rights are created and vindicated against the backdrop of courtroom proceedings.
The seventh edition of The Dominance and Monopolies Review provides a welcome overview for busy practitioners and businesses who need an accessible and easily understandable summary of global abuse of dominance rules. As with previous years, each chapter – authored by a specialist local expert – summarises the abuse of dominance rules in a jurisdiction; provides a review of the regime’s enforcement activity in the past year; and sets out a prediction for future developments.
International arbitration is a fast-moving express train. The international arbitration community has created other publications that follow these developments regularly. Scholarly arbitration literature follows behind, at a more leisurely pace. There is a niche to be filled by an analytical review of what has occurred in each of the important arbitration jurisdictions during the past year. This volume, to which leading arbitration practitioners around the world have made valuable contributions, seeks to fill that space.
Under what circumstances can the corporate entity itself be charged with a crime? What are the possible penalties? Under what circumstances should a corporation voluntarily self-report potential misconduct on the part of its employees? Is it a realistic option for a corporation to defend itself at trial against a government agency? And how does a corporation manage the delicate interactions with employees whose conduct is at issue? The International Investigations Review answers these questions and many more and will serve as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own.
To aid practitioners who are navigating the ever-changing landscape of global intellectual property, we now present the eighth edition of The Intellectual Property Review. In this edition, we present 24 chapters that provide an overview of the forms of intellectual property coverage available in each particular jurisdiction, along with an update of its most recent developments. Each chapter is written and assembled by leading practitioners in that jurisdiction.
As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds. Additional jurisdictions, most recently in South America, have added pre-merger notification regimes. In our endeavour to keep our readers well informed, we have expanded the jurisdictions covered by this book to include the newer regimes as well. Also, the book now includes chapters devoted to such ‘hot’ M&A sectors as pharmaceuticals, and high technology and media, in key jurisdictions to provide a more in-depth discussion of recent developments.
We are very pleased to present this twelfth edition of The Restructuring Review. As with the previous editions, our intention is to help general counsel, private practice lawyers and the public sector understand the conditions prevailing in the global restructuring market in 2019, and to highlight some of the more significant legal and commercial developments and trends that have been evident in recent years, and that are expected to be significant in the future.