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.
This fifth edition contains contributions from leading practitioners in 25 different countries. We would like to thank each of the contributors for taking the time to share their expertise on the developments in the corporate lending and secured finance markets in their respective jurisdictions, and on the challenges and opportunities facing market participants.
This compendium has been formulated to provide you with a good overview of the legal framework and current status and challenges in structuring, financing and investing in renewable energy projects in the selected jurisdictions. Whether you are someone already active in this sector or merely interested in learning more about the policies, legal structures and state of play in the renewable energy industry globally, we hope that this guide will aid you in your efforts as a participant in an industry that is increasing the number of new sources for energy projects with fewer carbon emissions.
There is no question that shareholder activism is a prominent, and likely permanent, feature of the corporate landscape. 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.
There is no doubt that the increased cost and complexity of regulation is driving trends towards simpler structures with fewer layers and involving fewer jurisdictions. The theme of ever-greater levels of transparency and increased complexity of overlapping regulation continues. The dichotomy between Western Europe and the United States, in terms of their different approach to these issues, also remains very apparent to observers.
‘Fraud’ is a word that people find easier to use than to define. Partly for this reason, it is difficult for lawyers to summarise the way in which their particular jurisdictions deal with it. Some of the sources of their laws will be domestic and will have evolved over time. Others will be recent international conventions, where regard must be had to the decisions of other jurisdictions.
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 hope this book will be particularly useful in circumstances where a corporation is considering establishing a presence in a new jurisdiction, and is seeking to understand the various rules and regulations that may govern executive employment (or the corporate governance rules relating thereto) with regard to newly hired (or transferring) executives in that jurisdiction.
We are delighted to present the second edition of The Insurance Disputes Law Review. The first edition was very well received and demonstrated both the need and the very active interest, evident across the globe, in the legal frameworks for insurance and, in particular, in the insight that the developing disputes arena provides into this fascinating area. To be as user-friendly as possible, each chapter follows the same format – first providing an overview of the key framework for dealing with disputes, and then giving an update of recent developments in disputes.
Leveraged finance, particularly with respect to acquisition financing, has been an expanding asset class for many years. This volume is intended to introduce the newcomer to the legal basics involved in leveraged finance, particularly acquisition finance, so that he or she is grounded in the underpinnings of the practice area. It is also intended to be a helpful update for the more seasoned practitioner with respect to what is new and what is being talked about in leveraged finance deals.
This seventh edition of The Insolvency Review once again offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries. A debt of gratitude is owed to the outstanding professionals around the world who have dedicated their time and talents to this book. As always, their contributions reflect diverse viewpoints and approaches, which in turn reflect the diversity of their respective national commercial cultures and laws.
This year’s edition of The Banking Litigation Law Review demonstrates that the increase in litigation involving banks shows little sign of slowing. Although disputes arising from the 2008 financial crises are reaching their end, what might be termed ‘normal’ banking litigation has resumed, and is in no short supply.
Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile phones, tablets or other devices has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services. This survey of consumer finance law describes the legal and regulatory approaches taken in the jurisdictions covered. Each chapter addresses the key characteristics of, and current climate within, a particular jurisdiction. Although payments, lending and deposits are the focus of this survey, other financial products and services are discussed where relevant.
It is hoped that this volume will prove to be a useful guide to the tax rules in the jurisdictions where clients conduct their businesses. Each chapter aims to provide topical and current insights from leading experts on the tax issues and opportunities in their respective jurisdictions. While specific tax advice is always essential, it is also necessary to have a broad understanding of the nature of the potential issues and advantages that lie ahead; this book provides a guide to these.
The eighth edition of The Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 33 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
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.
It is our pleasure to introduce the eighth edition of The Government Procurement Review. Our geographical coverage this year remains impressive, covering 15 jurisdictions, including the European Union, and the continued political and economic significance of government procurement remains clear.