Unlocking cross-border M&A and JV deal opportunities

February 2017|  COVER STORY

Unlocking cross-border deal opportunities via mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and joint venture (JV) activities can be both lucrative and risky for companies – an undertaking that walks the fine line between success and failure...

Innovation via the regulatory sandbox

February 2017|  FEATURE

The ability to innovate requires a diversity of skills and a looking for the light bulb mindset, not to mention time and space in which ideas can be explored and possibilities unlocked.

Happily, an initiative designed to do just that...

Future of Dodd-Frank

February 2017|  FEATURE

The Dodd-Frank Act, as well as the Volker Rule and other landmark pieces of financial services regulation, have had a huge influence on the financial industry since their implementation. Though many of the measures introduced have been...

Enhancing anti-bribery and corruption programmes

February 2017|  FEATURE

Given the regulatory pressures companies find themselves under today, they cannot afford to neglect anti-bribery and corruption requirements. The most effective way to fight corporate corruption is to design, implement and...

Transfer pricing

February 2017|  ROUNDTABLE

Transfer pricing has evolved beyond its once esoteric reputation to become a key discipline for companies confronted with a proliferation of rules and regulations, not to mention a considerable uptick in tax authority scrutiny. With developments...

Corporate fraud & corruption

February 2017|  SPECIAL REPORT

The spectre of fraud and corruption – be it insider trading, money laundering, bribery or the embezzlement and misappropriation of corporate assets – seems to pervade the corporate world like a plague. It is certainly a major bugbear for...

What does 2017 hold for FinTech?


For all the events the world over, 2016 was a mixed year for FinTech. On the one hand, innovation and the development of new technologies were given a significant fillip by the launch of the ‘regulatory sandbox’ by the Financial...

A roadmap for success in going-private transactions

February 2017|  SPOTLIGHT

Shareholder litigation challenging major corporate transactions remains prevalent. Recent landmark court decisions in Delaware and New York state courts have resulted in a seismic shift for defending going-private transactions against litigation...

Investing in India

September 2016|  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on investing in India between Hiten Kotak, Ganesh Raju and Ashutosh Chaturvedi at PwC India.

Operational and financial restructuring in the energy & natural resources sector

September 2016|  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on operational and financial restructuring in the energy & natural resources sector between Bruce J. Ruzinsky, a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, Gregory M. Gordon, a partner at Jones Day, Trey A. Monsour, a partner at K&L Gates LLP, George R. Ward, co-head and managing director at PJSC Energy Advisory Group, and Christopher M. Dressel, an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Pension challenges in bankruptcy and restructuring processes

August 2016 |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on pension challenges in bankruptcy and restructuring processes between Gary P. Squires at AlixPartners, Stephen E. Hessler at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Camilla Barry at Macfarlanes LLP.

Adoption of patent box in Europe

August 2016 |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on the adoption of patent box in Europe between Alessandro Lualdi, Aldo Castoldi and Luca Bosco at Studio Tributario e Societario – STS Deloitte.

Proposed UK insolvency law reform

January 2017  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to David Bryan at BM&T LLP about proposed UK insolvency law reform.

Outlook for master limited partnerships (MLPs)

November 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to G. Michael O’Leary at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, about the outlook for master limited partnerships (MLPs).

Intellectual property portfolio management

August 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to Nicola Baker-Munton at Stratagem IPM about intellectual property portfolio management.

Developments in leveraged financing

June 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

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

Crime and corruption in the 4th industrial revolution


The first Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanise production; the second used electric power, resulting in a vast industrial sector and the third saw the beginnings of electronics and information technology...

The proposed e-Privacy Regulation: what is new?

March 2017|  DATA PRIVACY

In January 2017 the European Commission published its proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation (EPR) just weeks after an unofficial draft of the proposed law was leaked. The Commission’s proposal is still very much in draft form and will likely undergo...

The end of privacy?

March 2017|  DATA PRIVACY

How do governments secure their national tax base in a world where exchange controls have largely been abolished, money can be transferred instantly around the globe and ways of holding structures located in tax efficient jurisdictions are readily...

VAT in the financial sector: partial exemption


As the VAT year-end is fast approaching for most businesses, it is an opportune time for businesses to take stock of their VAT position. The majority of businesses in the financial sector will be partly exempt, which means that they are not...

Artificial intelligence: the investment of 2017 and beyond


The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has, for the last couple of years, dominated headlines as technologies associated with AI advance and appetite grows exponentially for AI products. Key market players in industries too many to mention...

Is dumping of foreign capital to offer discounts ‘anti-competitive’?

February 2017|  GLOBAL TRADE

E-commerce marketplaces have been a game changer when it comes to retail trading in India. E-commerce market players have been trying to acquire a customer base for the purpose of enhancing their gross merchandise value. For some years...

Recent changes in Germany regarding transparency of indirect major holdings in voting rights

February 2017|  FINANCE & INVESTMENT

The implementation of the EU Amending Directive (2013/50/EU) to the Transparency Directive (2004/109/EC) has resulted in a couple of changes to the notification and publication requirements for major holdings of voting rights in shares...

The alleged transition from partners to neighbours – US and Mexico 2017

February 2017|  SECTOR ANALYSIS

In December 2013 Mexico was energised by a widespread structural and constitutional reform which initiated the so called ‘Mexican energy reform’. This change of paradigm aimed to update the country after nearly eight decades of state...

Boards of directors neglect one essential duty: oversight of the relationship between governance and corporate culture


Corporate culture should be a set of authentic behaviours, set forth by a founder or management team of a company, which is embraced by the entire organisation. Certainly, each culture is distinctive and many diverse elements...

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...


Organising for creativity and innovation – lessons from the biopharmaceutical industry

December 2016|  SECTOR ANALYSIS

The biopharma industry is arguably the most knowledge intense industry of all. Human creativity and ingenuity within R&D and beyond play key roles in turning that knowledge into IP and value for patients and corporate stakeholders...


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...


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