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Industry sources support the use of ex-ante regulations and look to the EU’s Digital Markets Act to respond to India’s outdated regulatory antitrust environment on big tech
Barriers such as capital controls are key issues to navigate amid growing interest in continuation funds in Asia
With depressed public markets and suboptimal performance in certain sectors, continuation funds are an increasingly viable option for private equity
In this edition of IFLR’s explainer series, we unpick the European Commission’s new power and how it will impact dealmakers
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
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
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
Notwithstanding the dominating downward trend and the blow dealt by the SEC proposals, SPACs will live on and continue to represent an attractive alternative to some market participants
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In this edition of IFLR’s explainer series, we unpick the European Commission’s new power and how it will impact dealmakers
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the amendment and of newly added provisions on M&A and on foreign companies operating in China
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 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
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the new law, which will regulate the export of sensitive technologies from China
In our latest explainer we look at what some are dubbing the UK's take on Cfius
Renegotiation of joint ventures terms will be a pain point for those already in the transition process. IFLR explains what you need to know in this free to read series
Top performing law firms in key markets announced
All the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals from the third IFLR Africa Awards
Proposed changes include reduction of time limit for M&A approvals, introduction of settlement mechanisms and lowering of thresholds for notification
Economic uncertainty has significantly affected dealflow and pricing, with companies increasingly likely to turn to distressed transactions
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