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Deals analysis

  • Australia tightens review of agriculture FDI

    23 February 2015

    New rules that expand the Foreign Investment Review Board's approval of investments in agriculture follow growing concern that the sector needs more protection

  • Europe’s 4-to-3 merger precedent

    22 October 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

  • Charitable giving shapes Bain/Toms JV structure

    23 September 2014

    Bain Capital’s acquisition of 50% of socially-conscious Toms Shoes demonstrates how charitable giving can be built into a corporate structure

News analysis

  • Barclays unlocks deal success

    24 February 2015

    The bank’s EMEA head of M&A, Matthew Ponsonby discusses the dealmaking environment for 2015

  • US M&A: bigger and better

    24 February 2015

    Sagent Advisors’ head of M&A discusses the key trends in the US market, and what to expect for the rest of 2015

  • UK takeover changes to boost transfer schemes

    23 February 2015

    The UK government’s plans to prohibit the use of cancellation schemes on takeovers is expected to lead to an increase in transfer schemes in the country

  • Telcos’ pitch to Europe’s antitrust authorities

    11 February 2015

    Executives at some of world’s biggest telcos have offered a glimpse of how they plan to obtain merger approval in the highly regulated European sector

  • China FDI consultation signals structural shift

    27 January 2015

    Lawyers agree that Mofcom's recent consultation introduces game-changing reforms that will facilitate foreign investment

  • What will drive M&A in 2015

    27 January 2015

    Commodity price pressure, divestments in the financial services sector and upcoming UK elections will drive dealmaking this year

  • Americas awards 2015: shortlist revealed

    20 January 2015

    The deal and team nominees for this year's ceremony have been announced

  • Canadian reforms to make poison pills redundant

    21 December 2014

    The latest version of a proposal to change the country's shareholder rights regime could render poison pills irrelevant

  • In-house: how to gain CMA merger approval

    10 December 2014

    Companies seeking merger approval from the new UK Competition and Markets Authority must prepare for a time-consuming process, with early involvement from competition counsel

  • Global M&A’s biggest threat revealed

    28 November 2014

    European companies competing in the global M&A market believe increasingly tight antitrust regimes are the biggest hurdle facing international dealmakers, according to a new report by Paul Hastings

  • HK competition guidelines need clarity

    22 October 2014

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

  • Myanmar: worth the risk

    21 October 2014

    As international investors flock to the newly-opened country, companies must not lose sight of the risks of doing business in the frontier market.

  • FDI transcends Turkey's troubles

    16 October 2014

    Ilker Ayci, president of Turkey's Investment Support and Promotion Agency and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies, discusses the reforms that continue to improve the country's FDI opportunities

  • Mexico's reversal of fortune

    09 October 2014

    An ambitious set of reforms could transform Mexico’s investment environment. Former ambassador to the EU and Nafta negotiator Jaime Zabludovsky explains what is needed to capitalise on the changes

  • Carve outs erode Australian Mac protections

    25 September 2014

    The effectiveness of material adverse change clauses are being whittled away in Australian public M&A, a recent report has revealed

  • Canada’s plan to standardise takeover bids

    23 September 2014

    Boards may get more power to thwart takeover bids if a proposal by the country’s securities administrator is adopted next year. Notice of the proposal was released on September 11, with the full version expected in early 2015

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