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News analysis

  • Bain GC on transparency in a private industry

    21 Apr 2015

    Sean Doherty, general counsel at Bain Capital addresses the biggest concerns for the US private equity market

  • India-focussed funds on the rise

    21 Apr 2015

    ivate equity funds and their investors are sensing opportunities in India, prompting a renewed focus on country-specific funds

  • Pro-seller M&A structures on the rise

    01 Apr 2015

    Sellers in European M&A deals took on less risk in 2014 as the region saw a major uplift in M&A deal value, according to a study by CMS Cameron McKenna

  • Singapore's CCS blocks merger for first time

    31 Mar 2015

    On March 16 the Competition Commission of Singapore provisionally blocked a merger for the first time. Lawyers expect the regulator to become more active in this space

  • HK Competition Commission announces launch dates

    27 Mar 2015

    The Hong Kong Competition Commission will be ready to start operating this year, according to its chairperson Anna Wu

  • A discusssion with EC's Esteva Mosso

    24 Mar 2015

    The acting deputy director-general for mergers at the EC’s Directorate-General for Competition discusses key cases and its priorities for 2015

  • Beware successor liabilities in LatAm

    24 Mar 2015

    Local regulators’ and courts’ approach to successor liabilities means distressed M&A opportunities may not be a sweet as they first appear

  • Comesa Competition Commission's rapid evolution

    24 Mar 2015

    The regulator's head of M&A, Willard Mwemba, discusses how the body’s merger review process has evolved since its launch in January 2013

  • Onwards and upwards for Indonesian antitrust

    24 Mar 2015

    Nawir Messi, chairman of Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition, spoke with IFLR about its growing role

  • Chinese buyers focus on JV enforceability

    12 Mar 2015

    Lawyers at IFLR’s M&A Forum this week explained how joint venture partners in common law jurisdictions can protect themselves

  • Asia M&A needs PR strategy

    11 Mar 2015

    In Europe and the US, public relations agencies are often an integral part of the M&A process – on both the buyside and sellside. Dealmakers in Asia should look to follow suit

  • How to draft disputes clauses in Asian SPAs

    11 Mar 2015

    To maximise the enforceability of dispute clauses, special consideration is needed for deals involving Asia’s cross-border businesses, which span national judicial systems at different stages of development and different legal frameworks

  • The evolution of Asia deal protections

    11 Mar 2015

    Panellists at IFLR’s Asia M&A Forum agreed that Macs are rarely triggered, despite their popularity, and that protections involving payment are a better option

  • Asia M&A forum day one: key takeaways

    10 Mar 2015

    In case you missed the first day of IFLR’s Asia M&A forum, being held at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong, here are the key takeaways from today’s panels

  • Draft law benefits Myanmar FDI

    10 Mar 2015

    Lawyers agree that the second draft of Myanmar’s investment law includes positive developments that will encourage foreign investors to move into the frontier. It is an improvement over the previous regulations

  • Buyer power drives Aussie M&A deal protections

    09 Mar 2015

    A King & Wood Mallesons survey has revealed that Australia’s private M&A terms remain buyer-friendly despite an increasingly competitive environment

  • Aussie rules could stymie activist investors

    04 Mar 2015

    US activist investors are now moving into Australia. But its strict association rules could be a hurdle to their success

  • Africa can’t shake FDI risk perceptions

    02 Mar 2015

    Political instability is slowing investment into Africa’s most promising markets and bilateral investment treaties do little to ease concerns, according to the general counsel of a global conglomerate


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