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  • 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

  • Why Macs don’t matter in Asian M&A

    03 March 2014

    Material adverse change clauses are becoming more common in Asian M&A. But as long as enforceability remains a question, it’s unclear whether the deal protection will take off in the region

  • IFLR Asia M&A Forum: Day 2 highlights

    26 February 2014

    The key takeaways from the final day of IFLR's Asia M&A Forum in Hong Kong

  • New Argentinian law further restricts FDI

    26 February 2014

    The Supreme Court of Argentina's decision to uphold the 2009 Broadcast Media Law will force the country’s largest media companies to restructure their businesses

  • IFLR Asia M&A Forum: Day 1 highlights

    25 February 2014

    The key takeways from the first day of IFLR's Asia M&A Forum in Hong Kong

  • Analysis: Do new EC merger rules really simplify?

    12 February 2014

    The European Commission was clearly proud of its new procedural rules for mergers when announcing them back in December. But do the changes, which took effect on January 1, really make life easier for merging entities?

  • Survey reveals corporates’ anti-corruption policy flaws

    12 February 2014

    AlixPartners’ 2014 Anti-Corruption Survey reveals that general counsel and compliance professionals are concerned about anti-corruption, but there are still shortcomings in companies’ global compliance programmes

  • Price expectation gap narrows in European M&A

    27 January 2014

    A liquid debt market and cashed-up corporates and private equity funds suggest 2014 will be a bumper year for European M&A

  • Private debt funds – why now?

    27 January 2014

    Low borrowing costs and the rise of non-bank lenders are tipped to boost M&A activity across Europe this yea

  • IFLR European In-house Counsel Summit: the highlights

    24 January 2014

    All the highlights from this week's conference

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