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  • APAC competition regulators show their teeth

    18 September 2014

    The region's new and established authorities are redoubling their efforts. Linklaters' Clara Ingen-Housz and Fay Zhou explain how to manage the risk of increased enforcement

  • Saudi's stock exchange: open for business

    11 September 2014

    Foreign investors will soon be allowed to buy and sell shares on the Tadawul. Does it mark the beginning of a new liberalised investment environment?

  • Asian W&I insurance gathers steam

    27 August 2014

    Despite their popularity in Europe and the US, warranty and indemnity policies have failed to gain traction in Asia – even in riskier emerging jurisdictions

  • South Africa corporate governance slips

    27 August 2014

    Corporate governance practices in South African have worsened over the past 12 months, according to an annual survey released last week

  • What Kinder Morgan really means for MLPs

    27 August 2014

    The Houston-based company's decision to abandon the MLP structure that it pioneered has sparked debate about its future

  • Underweight investors: the worst of both worlds

    26 August 2014

    Investors that own a quantity of stock below its index weight may a pose greater and more immediate threat to companies than growing activism or short sellers, one of the OECD’s independent advisers has warned

  • Inversion bills spark new closing conditions

    12 August 2014

    M&A parties are using new conditions precedent to protect against the effects of anti-inversion laws proposed in the US earlier this year

  • Cfius subject to new due process requirements

    29 July 2014

    George Wang of Haynes and Boone explains how a recent US ruling could improve foreign companies’ procedural rights in having deals approved by the opaque regulator

  • Russia/Yukos ruling shows BITs have teeth

    29 July 2014

    Monday’s $50 billion ruling against Russia for expropriating the assets of former oil company Yukos is the largest arbitral award in history

  • Slim sell-offs sidestep Mexico telecom reforms

    29 July 2014

    Mexico’s new telecommunications law is intended to curb the influence of the sector’s major players. But its future could still be dictated by how Carlos Slim chooses to downsize his holdings

  • Indian FDI in the balance

    15 July 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India’s relaxation of rules for foreign investment further signals the central bank’s desire to increase outbound investment. But the country still faces challenges in its bid to channel inbound investment

  • Questions under Myanmar’s competition bill

    15 July 2014

    Myanmar’s recently released competition bill broadly follows global standards, but counsel are awaiting implementing regulations to assess the country’s merger review regime

  • Why UK Takeover Code changes won't work

    15 July 2014

    UK business secretary Vince Cable’s plans to strengthen Britain’s Takeover Code have been described by London partners as ‘posturing’, with any tangible change in approach deemed unlikely

  • Canadian hostile defence options grow

    17 June 2014

    Proposals under review by the Canadian Securities Administrators could expand boards’ tactics when facing hostile takeover bids. Directors’ growing willingness to engage with activists is already helping head off some possible fights

  • IFC to revamp African corporate governance

    03 June 2014

    Roman Zyla, head of the IFC's new African Corporate Governance Programme, reveals an ambitious agenda to improve practices across the continent

  • Inversion fear threatens M&A renaissance

    07 May 2014

    As inversion transactions look set to be major trend, regulatory fears are once again ramping up. But concerns may not always be justified

  • FCA expected to curb delisting

    30 April 2014

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s expected May 1 approval of listing rule changes will curb the power of majority shareholders and further protect minorities

  • Europe boards counter rising shareholder activism

    09 April 2014

    As shareholder activism continues to grow in Europe, companies are taking a more proactive approach to engagement to ward off corporate raiders

  • Shareholder ID plan riddled with flaws

    08 April 2014

    The European Commission’s latest plans to give companies new rights to identify shareholders are riddled with difficulties, according to key industry participants

  • What Indonesia BIT termination means for investors

    27 March 2014

    Foreign investors will lose an important protection mechanism if the country terminates all of its bilateral investment treaties

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