Distressed investing in Europe

July 2016|  COVER STORY

Though 2015 was largely a non-event for distressed investors, to date 2016 has presented the same investors with more opportunities. The European landscape has been volatile for some time, set against an uncertain political...

Joint ventures in China – getting it right

July 2016|  FEATURE

China has long been an attractive investment destination for Western companies, and given the country’s growth in recent years, valuations of Chinese companies have grown considerably. With competition for outright acquisitions of...

Disruption mitigation: managing risks along the supply chain

July 2016|  FEATURE

Companies operating in the high-stakes world that is the current global business environment are constantly faced with a multitude of challenges, not least of which the risk factors present in supply-chains and the...

Rise of the Chief Reputation Officer

July 2016|  FEATURE

The chief reputation officer, or CRO, is a relatively new but increasingly influential addition to the corporate lexicon, a role which ostensibly has responsibility for overseeing an organisation’s reputational risk. The 2016 Aptean Whitepaper...

Bankruptcy litigation

July 2016|  ROUNDTABLE

The bankruptcy litigation arena has been consistently active over the past 12 months – a fertile environment for debtors, creditors and stakeholders to pursue meaningful resolutions to high-stakes litigation cases. At the same time...

White-collar crime


White-collar crime – a term associated with the types of financially motivated nonviolent crimes perpetrated by business and government professionals (from fraud and bribery to insider trading and embezzlement) – is steadily...

Trade finance: balancing regulation with economic growth


Eight years after the financial crisis sent shockwaves through the global economy, we face a transformed, and more secure, financial landscape. New banking regulation has played a significant role in this stabilisation. Yet, there...

Privacy Shield rejected, GDPR accepted

June 2016|  SPOTLIGHT

On 13 April 2016, the European Union Article 29 working group issued an opinion on the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield arrangement, stating that although the Privacy Shield was a “great step forward”, it was still unacceptable...

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.

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...

Elucidating supply chain finance


The use of supply chain finance (SCF) in both domestic and cross-border trade has grown exponentially over the past few years, helping to optimise the management of the working capital and liquidity invested in supply chain processes and transactions...

Creating collateral in Mexico


Over the last two decades, Mexico has tendered an important amount of financing projects that have required all types of collateral structures, requiring the market to adapt and create more innovative ways of securing financing. In this article we will examine...

The General Data Protection Regulation – the employers’ perspective


After more than four years of negotiations, the European Parliament formally adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 14 April 2016. With effect from 25 May 2018, the GDPR will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive as well as...

Are business method patents dead from a practical standpoint?


Many start-ups and other businesses rely on patents to protect their innovations and inventive business practices. Although patents are often thought of as technological innovations, in the US, US Const., Art. I, § 8, cl. 8 states that “Congress shall have Power… To promote...

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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