Volatility ahead

Author: | Published: 26 Feb 2019

On January 28 the brightest and the best in-house counsel from across Europe gathered in London to talk markets, competition, dispute resolution and more. Here are the highlights

Developments in anti-corruption and bribery The UK Bribery Act is broader than in the US, but UK regulators are less likely to enforce than their stateside counterparts; While some might think of a 'US official' as a government official, it is not so simple - and far broader; Because of indirect liability, firms need to do due diligence from the get-go; The US' Department of Justice does not define a facilitating payment precisely. Managing mergers and acquisitions in 2019 Last year saw a peak. Panellists expect a drop this year; Private equity is increasingly a competitor in the healthcare sector in particular; People are willing to take on the right product at the right price, but they are increasingly moving away from the auction process; Waiting for volatility to die down...