Breaking down barriers: diversity and inclusion in the C-suite

August 2018  |  COVER STORY

The path to the C-suite is not an established, linear journey. On the contrary, it is challenging and oblique. This is especially so for women, ethnic minorities, the disabled, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community...

Innovation and merger control

August 2018  |  FEATURE

Merger control authorities appear increasingly willing to exercise their right to block mergers, demonstrating a strong appetite for enforcement. With more deals facing regulatory scrutiny than seemingly ever before, it is vital that merging companies...

Shareholder activism in Asia

August 2018  |  FEATURE

Shareholder activism, both disruptive and collaborative, has attracted increased attention in recent years. While previously most commonly associated with the US, activism is now gaining traction in other jurisdictions. To the end of October 2017...

Integrity in third-party due diligence

August 2018  |  FEATURE

Understanding exactly who you are doing business with is not only good business practice, increasingly it is a legal necessity. Enforcement standards are changing and companies are being held responsible for the actions of their business...

Risks facing directors & officers

August 2018  |  ROUNDTABLE

In a world of change that is driving companies to the very limits of their adaptive capacities, risk is a consistent theme, especially for directors & officers. When a disruptive event cascades through interrelated systems – environmental, economic...

Technology in business: strategy, compliance & risk

August 2018  |  SPECIAL REPORT

Whatever the size of a business, how it uses technology can have major beneficial impacts – both tangible and intangible – on operations. Among the benefits are quicker communication with customers, an increase in operational efficiency...

Cross-border M&A driving surge in innovative structures


Cross-border M&A activity is enjoying a boom, with deal volumes at record highs. However, underlying drivers and increased risk factors have created new challenges in successfully closing deals. The result has been a dramatic increase in the use...

Tax Reform Act provisions impacting the real estate investor


The most substantial tax law changes in 30 years were enacted by the US Congress in December 2017. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly changes how US entities are taxed. Many foreign investors have held their ownership stake in real estate...

Impact and treatment of IT assets in M&A

August 2018  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW speaks with Mark Steele at Deloitte LLP about the impact and treatment of IT assets in M&A.

Creating value in private equity carve-outs

August 2018  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on creating value in private equity carve-outs between Mark Bunker, Jason Caulfield, Mo Habbas, Jan Rattay and Jason Spencer at Deloitte LLP.

People integration in M&A

July 2018  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on people integration in M&A between Jeff Cox and Amy Kawabori at Mercer.

Managing IT challenges pre- and post-M&A

July 2018  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on managing IT challenges pre- and post-M&A between Shant Peter Yeremian, Ben Gaster and Aaron Collier at KPMG.

Hiring top-tier strategy consultants: what is important for financial services firms?

August 2018  |  BANKING & FINANCE

In the world of financial services, things are changing every day. From regulatory reforms to accelerating innovation to the rise of new competitors, it is increasingly difficult to keep up with the ever-changing tides – especially as the global war for talent...

Gender equality at the C-level – how women can help themselves to a seat at the table


There have been changes in attitudes toward women in the C-suite and increased opportunities for gender parity at the highest levels of organisations across industries in recent years. Not only has there been a spotlight on this issue in terms of fairness...

Development of third-party litigation funding in Asia


The use of third-party funding (TPF) is well-established in jurisdictions such as the US, UK and Australia. TPF in these jurisdictions has enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, significant growth. In a 2015 market analysis of the TPF market in the UK...

A new era for eHealth in the EU

August 2018  |  SECTOR ANALYSIS

On 20 April 2018, Andrus Ansip, the current vice president of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market (DSM), stated in a blog post: “Digital technology can help: to increase efficiency, bring innovation, improve people’s quality...

Due diligence – to have or have not?


Due diligence is a common component of any transaction, be it an acquisition of shares, a business or an asset deal. It is also an important part of IPOs and plays a role in intragroup transformations, such as mergers, with the scope of the due diligence...

Arbitration and the renewable energy sector


Not only after the US announced its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the renewable energy sector has been confronted with new challenges. Already before the industry, which had been accustomed to broad financial support and...

Pre-action disclosure


Asymmetry of information is a perennial problem for individuals and businesses who think they may have a claim against one of the major banks. Often it is only the bank that has the full picture. And it is a fair assumption that the bank is unlikely to admit...

Enforcing international commercial arbitral awards


Advocates of arbitration often cite the alleged ease and simplicity of recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards, as compared with the patchwork of rules applying to the enforcement of foreign court judgments, as one of arbitration’s...

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