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.
As it has since inception, this tenth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides a survey of evolving legal constructs in 21 jurisdictions around the world. It remains a business-focused framework rather than a legal treatise, and strives to provide a general overview for those interested in evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.
We are very pleased to present this important survey work on the ever-evolving state of the law globally as affects the day-to-day operations of the media and entertainment industries. This volume should be understood to serve, not as an encyclopaedic resource covering the broad and often complex legal landscape affecting the media and entertainment industries, but, rather, as a current snapshot of developments and country trends likely to be of greatest interest to the practitioner.
This book brings together leading competition law experts from 26 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. This book serves as a useful resource to the local practitioner, as well as those faced with navigating the global regulatory thicket in international cartel investigations.
Private antitrust litigation is largely a work in progress in many parts of the world. Change occurs slowly in some jurisdictions, but clearly the direction is favourable to the recognition that private antitrust enforcement has a role to play. Many of the issues raised in this book remain unresolved by the courts in many countries. The one constant across almost all jurisdictions is the upward trend in cartel enforcement activity, which is likely to be a continuous source for private litigation in the future.
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.
Class actions and major group litigation can be seismic events, not only for the parties involved, but also for whole industries and parts of society. That potential impact means they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope, as reflected in this fourth edition. As with previous editions of this review, this updated publication aims to provide practitioners and clients with a single overview handbook to which they can turn for the key procedures, developments and factors in play in a number of the world’s most important jurisdictions.
This is already the third edition of The Financial Technology Law Review. The authors of this publication are from the most widely respected law firms in their jurisdictions. We hope that you will find their experience invaluable and enlightening when dealing with the varied issues fintech raises in the legal and regulatory field. The emphasis of this book is on the law and practice of each of the jurisdictions, but discussion of emerging or unsettled issues has been provided where appropriate.
To aid practitioners in this changing environment of global intellectual property, we now present the ninth edition of The Intellectual Property Review. In this edition, we present 16 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.
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.
In our ninth year of writing and publishing this book the most pressing global concerns have revolved around the covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, many of our contributing authors have emphasised concerns associated with the effects of the crisis on energy demand and consumption, and delays in the development of infrastructure. Beyond this crisis, we have seen many other significant geopolitical changes that have added uncertainties to global energy policies.
This eighth edition of The Dominance and Monopolies Review seeks to provide an accessible and easily-understandable summary of global abuse of dominance rules. As with previous years, each chapter – authored by specialist local experts – 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.
Intellectual property practitioners need to look beyond intellectual property laws themselves to understand the antitrust limits on the free exercise of rights. The task of this book is, with respect to key jurisdictions globally, to provide an annual concrete and practical overview of developments on the relationship between antitrust and intellectual property. This fifth edition provides an update on recent developments, as well as an overview of the overall existing lay of the land regarding the relationship between the two bodies of law.
This publication aims to give readers a high-level overview of the principal transfer pricing rules in each country covered in the Review. Each chapter summarises the country’s substantive transfer pricing rules, explains how a transfer pricing dispute is handled, from initial scrutiny through to litigation or settlement, and discusses the interaction between transfer pricing and other parts of the tax code (such as withholding taxes, customs duties, and attempts to prevent double taxation).
The International Investigations Review serves as an indispensable guide when your clients face criminal or regulatory scrutiny in a country other than your own. And while it will not qualify you to practise criminal law in a foreign country, it will highlight the major issues and critical characteristics of a given country’s legal system and will serve as an invaluable aid in engaging, advising and directing local counsel in that jurisdiction.
Fraud lawyers have to be internationally minded. The growing international and technical complexity of fraud will continue to outstrip the ability of any one person to understand or remedy it. One of the heartening things about the legal profession over the past 25 years or so is the growth of an international community of lawyers specialising in fraud and asset tracing work who share knowledge and experience with each other about the events in their fields. We hope this book continues to be a useful contribution to that community.