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As the global economy recovers from the shock of Covid-19, it faces further shocks from the Russia-Ukraine war and high inflation. IFLR’s leading correspondents report on the international restructuring and insolvency landscape
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The UK is often deemed a relatively trustworthy and easy jurisdiction to bid into, but it does have its quirks when it comes to overseas investors looking to buy a British company
The decision in Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings sheds light on the second core requirement at a time when distressed Chinese entities may be increasingly using the jurisdiction’s courts
The Delaware Court of Chancery could reach a decision fairly quickly if the social media giant continues to press Tesla's CEO to consummate the $44 billion acquisition
The proposals to create a more level playing field in the EU’s markets have been broadly welcomed but questions remain about how the rules will be implemented
The EU Artificial Intelligence Act’s broad scope and definitions leave many financial services firms perplexed on the exact details of what will be regulated and how to be compliant
The permitted scope of third-party funding in corporate insolvencies is set to increase, enhancing the country’s appeal as a dispute resolution and restructuring hub
While market sentiment appears to have improved on tech companies finding some breathing room, China has its work cut out to reclaim its momentum
A possible recession on the horizon could drive a new wave of operational activists, unsolicited bids, campaigns targeting existing deals and insurgencies
The SEC’s proposed changes have opened questions as to whether other jurisdictions will follow suit, and whether stricter regulation in the US could open opportunities for other SPAC markets
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The UK is often deemed a relatively trustworthy and easy jurisdiction to bid into, but it does have its quirks when it comes to overseas investors looking to buy a British company
As the dust begins to settle on the economic upheaval the sanctions have caused, IFLR unpicks their implications and ponders the long-term consequences for financial services
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the rules on foreign investments and the implications of the newly added listing regulations for restricted sectors
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how companies are preparing for the new law and what areas are the most challenging to comply with
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how companies are preparing for the revised code and areas where it still falls short, such as gender diversity and board independence
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the challenges that lie ahead for businesses, their strategies, how the law compares with the GDPR, and what aspects still lack clarity
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how proposed changes will have implications for diversity, board governance and ESG
IFLR’s latest free-to-read primer looks at Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest, addressing what it is, what it does and related retail investor protection issues
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how companies are preparing for a new operating environment limiting anti-competitive behaviour
Enforcement and dispute resolution mechanisms will help to determine the effectiveness of the agreement, this IFLR explainer takes a closer look
Notwithstanding the initial backlash against the SEC’s proposed changes, sources argue that these could benefit SPACs in the long run by weeding out less qualitative deals and making the market more sophisticated
A panel of activists and advisers debated the impact of a new rule for director fights, with one participant suggesting it could open the floodgates for activism campaigns
While the island nation aims to open up to foreign investment, it does so with the caveat of a review mechanism that allows the president to prohibit investments which endanger national security
Whilst Saudi Arabia has had large investment outflows and has taken steps to position itself as a regional hub, the country is struggling to attract investment from overseas
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