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Shearman & Sterling

Key challenges for dealmakers included ensuring a new bond-funded loan for the Barbados government, completing buy-back of existing debt and creating a conservation framework
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
A Europe united against Russian aggression could help to solve lingering Brexit issues such as mutual recognition for financial services
The wider political context of the war in Ukraine has accelerated, and potentially toughened up measures to control the origin of investments in the UK that had been in the works for years
A multi-layered partnership brought government, development and private banks, and non-governmental organisations together to lower Belize’s debt burden by using natural resources for sustainability goals and marine conservation
Re-listing in Hong Kong SAR or Shanghai won’t be end of the world for companies listed in the US, meaning the new rules are significantly less threatening than expected
As the UK and EU scramble to finalise their divorce, the ramifications for the banking and finance sector will be less severe than initially expected
The German firm's insolvency and the accompanying negative PR causes problems for other payment providers