Countdown to EU NFR Directive day

August 2016|  COVER STORY

With the implementation date of the EU’s Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive now less than six months away, effective as of 1 January 2017, companies across the EU-28 that fall within its scope are preparing...

Food & beverage industry serves up tasty M&A

August 2016|  FEATURE

Unlike the many industries that have borne the brunt of dire economic conditions across the globe, the food and beverage (F&B) space is one sphere of activity that has largely circumvented the world’s monetary woes...

Refining India’s banking system

August 2016|  FEATURE

One of the biggest tasks facing India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, when he took office was the implementation of a series of much needed reforms to many different facets of Indian life. In reality, until now, the Modi government...

Global market woes

August 2016|  FEATURE

Since the onset of the financial crisis, the global economy has been beset with problems. Macroeconomic and geopolitical issues have impacted growth and commodity crashes have been damaging. Emerging markets...

Risks facing directors & officers

August 2016|  ROUNDTABLE

The risks faced by directors & officers (D&Os) on a daily basis are unforgiving and unrelenting. Indeed, the range of liabilities – which include being held accountable for bribery, corruption and fraud, competition and antitrust...

Technology risk management

August 2016|  SPECIAL REPORT

In today’s business world, the technology that organisations have at their disposal can give them tremendous advantages. However, along with substantial benefits comes the almost inevitable downside – with cyber risks...

‘Project M&A’ – 10 ways to apply the science of project management to the art of M&A


Last year, some 40,000 companies changed ownership, for a total deal value of some $5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. That means 40,000 massive transformation projects people are managing – but how well...

Cross-border restructuring in emerging markets

August 2016|  LEGAL & REGULATORY

Corporate financial distress and non-performing loans continue to make headlines in all financial markets, but have features in emerging markets that make them particularly challenging. They represent both a risk and an...

Out-of-court restructuring alternatives


FW moderates a discussion on out-of-court restructuring alternatives between Jeff Zappone at Conway MacKenzie, James Feltman at Duff & Phelps and James Sprayregen at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

US oil production – challenges and implications


FW moderates a discussion on US oil production – challenges and implications between Tim Murray at Benefit Street Partners L.L.C., Buddy Clark at Haynes and Boone LLP, John C. Vanderhider at Opportune LLP, Allen C. Barron at Ralph E. Davis Associates LLC and Sylvia Barnes at Tanda Resources LLC.

Internationalisation of asset-based lending

April 2016  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on the internationalisation of asset-based lending between Alister Bazaz at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bobbi Acord Noland at Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP.

Impact of the EU-US Privacy Shield

April 2016  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on the impact of the EU-US Privacy Shied between Dr Jochen Lehmann at GÖRG and Stuart D. Levi at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Developments in leveraged financing

June 2016|  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to Neil Caddy at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy about developments in leveraged financing.

Complying with California’s Fair Pay Act

May 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to Rebecca Torrey at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips about compliance with California’s Fair Pay Act.

Outlook for energy in emerging markets following the Paris Agreement

February 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to Jonathan D. Cahn at Dentons about the outlook for energy in emerging markets following the Paris Agreement.

Outlook for the life and structured settlements markets in 2016

February 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks with Corwin Zass, the founder and principal of Actuarial Risk Management, Ltd, about the outlook for the life and structured settlements markets in 2016.

What lies beneath

August 2016|  PRIVATE EQUITY

As anyone involved in a private equity transaction knows, the process of buying or selling an asset involves detailed, complex and often lengthy due diligence. Whether it’s analysing the cash flows underpinning an asset, ensuring that...

AIFMD solutions


This article considers the options for investment managers who wish to avoid authorisation under the Alternative Investment Managers Directive (AIFMD or Directive) as an AIFM and yet access EU investors. When used in this article...

Beyond the EU: reaching the emerging markets


Traditionally, the UK has relied on trade with other developed markets; in fact, nearly 50 percent of all UK exports go to the European Union. Of course, the recent Brexit referendum means this could all be about to change. While maintaining...

Increased transparency in international commercial arbitration


Transparency in international arbitration is increasingly a hot topic. The past year has seen arbitral institutions taking greater steps to improve the transparency of the arbitral process, particularly as regards decisions made by the institutions...

Acquiring publicly held companies in Colombia


After considerable legal and political turmoil, in January 2016 the Colombian Ministry of Finance and Public Credit successfully sold to a subsidiary of the Canadian investment fund Brookfield Asset Management Inc its majority stake...

E-disclosure at a crossroads


The volume of emerging technologies is increasing, as are the way those technologies are used in the financial sector. Business communications now reside in myriad electronic locations and on multiple devices, increasing...

How much cyber security is enough cyber security?


The question of how much cyber security is enough cyber security is as much legal as technical. In legal terms, the question is answered by considering the applicable ‘standard of care’. The standard draws the line between conduct...

Corporate law reform in Ukraine unveiled

July 2016|  COMPANY LAW

Since the declaration of its independence in 1991, Ukraine has been an attractive destination for investments. Ukrainian laws adopted in the 1990s were the first attempt to develop the national legal system, and to some...

In compliance investigations, companies find that e-discovery technology delivers results and savings

May 2016|  COMPANY LAW

No matter what steps a corporation takes to ensure legal compliance by its officers and employees, there is no fail-safe. Violations of anti-corruption laws and other regulatory schemes can still occur. When they do...

The evolving standard in the US for injunctions in patent cases


In the US, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit hears appeals in patent cases. Four Federal Circuit decisions in two patent cases involving smart phones and tablet computers that Apple filed against Samsung...

Effective board governance: the healthy tension between management and the board


In this age of heightened risk, the need for effective governance has caused a dynamic shift in the role of the board of directors. Cyber security, rapid technological growth and a number of corporate scandals resulting from the financial...

Supreme Court to review barriers for wilful infringement


On 19 October 2015, in a somewhat surprising move, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases to review the standard for enhanced damages for wilful infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 284. The two cases...


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