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  • India backtracks on consolidated investment caps

    29 Jul 2015

    Streamlining separate caps for foreign institutional investors and foreign direct investors will boost the country's financial markets infrastructure. But the rumoured exclusion of the banking sector would negate much the reform's impact

  • AOL/Verizon appraisal litigation assessed

    28 Jul 2015

    The deal closed in just 42 days. It followed 12 months of speculation that the AOL was a prime takeover target, yet the merger has still raised valuation concerns

  • Dominican Republic passes new insolvency law

    27 Jul 2015

    A bill approved by the national congress last Tuesday will see the establishment of new bankruptcy courts and a new system for restructures

  • Banks divided over senior managers seeking legal advice

    20 Jul 2015

    A growing number of individuals caught by the UK’s incoming regime are seeking independent counsel on their rights and responsibilities under the rules

  • Creditors win under Italian bankruptcy reforms

    14 Jul 2015

    Parliament is expected to approve the introduction of local schemes of arrangement and competing plans in restructuring proceedings

  • Kuwaiti banks oppose US-style insolvency law

    14 Jul 2015

    The reform could drastically improve the country’s competitiveness as an investment destination. But banks want something better suited to local conditions

  • Singapore codifies F&N takeover precedent

    14 Jul 2015

    Amendments to the Takeover Code follow recent UK and Hong Kong changes. They also clarify processes established during the contested takeover of Fraser and Neave

  • UAE companies reform fails to deliver

    14 Jul 2015

    The new legislation lacks clarity and doesn’t address the Gulf state’s hottest corporate topic: foreign direct ownership

  • US M&A is back

    14 Jul 2015

    The first half of 2015 has seen activity reach highs not seen since 2007. The catalyst is a combination of unique post-crisis trends.

  • Vietnam builds hopes on FDI reforms

    14 Jul 2015

    A flurry of changes to the foreign investment regime is hoped to ease the path for potential market entrants

  • M&A needs more human rights diligence

    01 Jul 2015

    Both strategic and financial investors must carry out human rights due diligence to mitigate litigation and reputational risk

  • US rule of law blocks trump China

    01 Jul 2015

    A global survey has revealed that foreign investors are more likely to encounter rule of law issues in the US than China

  • Why funds have shunned general solicitation

    26 Jun 2015

    US regulators have lifted the ban on general solicitation by funds, but market uncertainty has stalled its use. Marianne Hudson from the Angel Capital Association addresses the leading concerns

  • Volcker relief for foreign public funds

    22 Jun 2015

    A clarification will make it easier for banks with US operations to maintain these funds. It was released just over a month before the ban on proprietary trading comes into force

  • ISDS and TTIP: why all the fuss?

    17 Jun 2015

    Last week’s delay of the European Parliament’s vote on the US-EU trade pact has created new impetus to debunk myths surrounding its most contentious provision – investor-state dispute settlement

  • Troubled Asian companies seek acquisitions

    16 Jun 2015

    An AlixPartners survey released this week has revealed that the vast majority of restructuring professionals in the Asia Pacific believe that doing more acquisitions is a successful restructuring strategy

  • Delaware improves cross-border arbitration

    12 Jun 2015

    The recently enacted Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (DRAA) gives companies the ability to select a traditional arbitration process, shortening the time to reach a final decision and cutting costs for both sides

  • EC’s say-on-pay proposal is flawed

    12 Jun 2015

    While there are problems surrounding executive pay, proposed changes to the EU Shareholder Rights Directive aren't necessarily the solution

  • HK/China mutual recognition of funds: what’s needed before July 1

    05 Jun 2015

    In four weeks, applications will open for one of the most important initiatives for opening China’s markets

  • GTECH-IGT tests EU Merger Directive

    03 Jun 2015

    The deal that created one of the world’s biggest gaming groups is the first to use the EU Cross-Border Merger Directive, and has drawn the US into Europe’s loyalty-based shares debate.

  • African PE opportunities to grow

    02 Jun 2015

    Carolyn Campbell, managing director at Emerging Capital Partners, discusses how many of these challenges can be overcome with a local insight

  • EC tougher than Mofcom on merger clearance

    02 Jun 2015

    A recent report by Linklaters reveals that merger control enforcement rates are higher in the EU than the US and China

  • LPs prefer China country funds

    02 Jun 2015

    Limited partners speaking at an industry conference have expressed a preference of country or sector focussed-general partners, noting their clearer value proposition

  • Russia civil code changes diluted by court discretion

    02 Jun 2015

    Amendments took effect this week, introducing reps and warranties, indemnities and options into M&A practice. But meaningful change will have to wait until courts rule on the discretionary features of the changes


 

 

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