News analysis

  • ISDS and TTIP: why all the fuss?

    17 June 2015

    Last week’s delay of the European Parliament’s vote on the US-EU trade pact has created new impetus to debunk myths surrounding its most contentious provision – investor-state dispute settlement

  • GTECH-IGT tests EU Merger Directive

    03 June 2015

    The deal that created one of the world’s biggest gaming groups is the first to use the EU Cross-Border Merger Directive, and has drawn the US into Europe’s loyalty-based shares debate.

  • EC tougher than Mofcom on merger clearance

    02 June 2015

    A recent report by Linklaters reveals that merger control enforcement rates are higher in the EU than the US and China

  • Russia civil code changes diluted by court discretion

    02 June 2015

    Amendments took effect this week, introducing reps and warranties, indemnities and options into M&A practice. But meaningful change will have to wait until courts rule on the discretionary features of the changes