Corporate

Our Corporate section provides you with insights on M&A, funds and restructuring. For instance, Mac clauses shifting in Europe, restructuring lessons in the UK and Indonesian private equity tips.  We know that deals change all the time so we show readers what the market standard is at that moment in time.  Subscribers receive a regular email alert.

Funds

  • AIFMD confusion for non-EU funds

    22 Oct 2014

    Non-EU funds cannot rely on reverse solicitation to build their presence in Europe, explained panellists at this week's IBA annual conference in Tokyo

  • Reputational diligence changes PE documentation

    08 Oct 2014

    A recent survey has revealed that an increasing number of private equity firms are using reputational due diligence to achieve better valuations

  • Sovereign wealth’s new investment tactics

    10 Sep 2014

    SWFs' push into direct acquisitions and higher-yielding assets is here to stay. It's dictating the shape of private equity firms' buyout groups

  • Sri Lanka bank deal sparks PE interest

    26 Aug 2014

    TPG’s acquisition of up to 75% of Union Bank of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s biggest private equity deal. It also signals increasing interest in the south Asian country

  • Indonesia’s offshore PE opportunities

    15 Aug 2014

    Walkers' Thomas Granger and Casheen van Halder explain why changes to Cayman Islands’ laws could help boost the Southeast Asian nation's growing private equity sector

  • India’s budget sinks tax clarity expectations

    18 Jul 2014

    Prime Minister Modi's budget announcement wasn’t as bold as expected. But market participants hope the changes were enough new foreign investors’ interest in India

More Funds news

M&A

  • Europe’s 4-to-3 merger precedent

    22 Oct 2014

    The creation of Europe’s second biggest telecommunications company sets a new benchmark for antitrust clearance in the region, and paves the way for more consolidation in this year’s already busy telecom sector

  • HK competition guidelines need clarity

    22 Oct 2014

    Hong Kong’s Competition Commission released its long-awaited draft guidelines this month. But more details are needed before they can be implemented

  • The thorny issues of conflict management

    22 Oct 2014

    All lawyers confront conflicts in their daily practice, but definitional problems complicate the matter further

  • Antitrust compliance must be prioritised

    21 Oct 2014

    Major corporations are regularly failing to do more than pay lip service to their antitrust compliance programmes, according to panellists at an antitrust session during this week’s International Bar Association annual conference in Tokyo

  • Asia’s struggle with CSR

    21 Oct 2014

    Corporate social responsibility is a relatively new concept for most Asian jurisdictions. And because it tends to be governed by domestic regulations and corporate law, approaches across jurisdictions can differ drastically

  • Do activists raise shareholder value?

    21 Oct 2014

    There is mounting evidence that shareholder activism is gaining traction across the world. But there is little consensus on whether it is good policy to encourage the behaviour

More M&A news

Restructuring

  • Venezuelan debt restructure 'inevitable'

    01 Oct 2014

    Despite continued guarantees that it will make payments on its sovereign bonds in October, experts say a Venezuela default or restructuring process is inevitable.

  • US cramdown threatens secured lenders

    09 Sep 2014

    A ruling in MPM Silicones’ Chapter 11 proceedings could be detrimental to the amount secured lenders in future reorganisations can expect to be repaid

  • Suzlon restructuring sets FCCB precedent

    26 Aug 2014

    The restructure of Suzlon Energy’s foreign currency convertible bonds is the largest in India to date. It also demonstrates that offshore bondholders and onshore lenders can reach a solution together

  • More detail on UK pre-packs needed

    02 Jul 2014

    Recommendations aimed at cleaning up the negative image of pre-pack administrations have been met with scepticism from key industry participants.

  • Federal judge: lessons from US bankruptcy

    18 Jun 2014

    A US bankruptcy judge has shared his insights on the recent evolution of the country’s highly-regarded business reorganisation regime

  • How APCOA Parking decision could boost UK schemes

    07 May 2014

    The use of UK SOAs for foreign-incorporated companies has been boosted by a decision to allow German company APCOA Parking to use a scheme despite minimal connection to the country

More Restructuring news

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