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
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...