Tempered TIER tantalises US-China trade war thaw

August 2019  |  COVER STORY

Costly and predictable, the US-China trade war has continued to escalate in recent months, with the US raising tariffs and China vowing to retaliate in kind – despite the Chinese offering an olive branch designed to warm relations between the two superpowers...

AI and financial services

August 2019  |  FEATURE

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming organisations, driving growth and innovation and changing the way they think about integrating and analysing data. While there are regulatory, ethical and privacy concerns surrounding AI’s applications, for financial institutions (FIs)...

Evolving role of the CFO

August 2019  |  FEATURE

The chief financial officer (CFO) plays a pivotal role in designing and driving company strategy and is responsible for ensuring that a high state of operational resilience and efficiency is maintained. Today, they must be stubborn in the face of ever-evolving challenges...

Perils of self-reporting

August 2019  |  FEATURE

The fight against fraud, bribery and corruption is never ending. Since the global financial crisis, authorities in the US, the UK and elsewhere have attempted to combat corporate malfeasance wherever it is found. Self-reporting has become one important...

Resolving patent disputes

August 2019  |  ROUNDTABLE

Resolving a patent dispute can be complex, highly technical and time consuming. An arena particularly subject to litigation, over the past year a host of key decisions have had an impact, affecting patent eligibility requirements, administrative proceedings...

Competition & antitrust

August 2019  |  SPECIAL REPORT

One critical element of today’s business landscape is paying attention to antitrust and competition issues – an especially acute concern given the increasing prevalence of cross-border components in transactions and the greater...

Q&A: Effective use of expert witnesses in competition disputes

August 2019  |  SPECIAL REPORT

FW moderates a discussion on the effective use of expert witnesses in competition disputes between Miguel de la Mano, Thilo Klein, Frédéric Palomino and David Sevy at Compass Lexecon.

Are you prepared for the conscious consumer?

August 2019  |  SPOTLIGHT

In an environment where conscious consumerism has gone mainstream and trust in business is paramount, managing this new breed of customer expectations and perceptions has become critical to building organisational resilience. In the decade since...

M&A analytics – deal valuations and due diligence

August 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion between Andrew Robinson, Steve Xing, Chris Woolley and Angelina Kuznetsova at Deloitte on M&A analytics, focusing on deal valuations and due diligence.

Reducing third-party fraud risk

August 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion between Richard Shave and Natalie Butcher at BDO LLP on reducing third-party fraud risk.

De-risking M&A in EMEA: risk management and insurance

July 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on de-risking M&A in EMEA through risk management and insurance, between Kit Westropp, Mark Storrie and Carl Christian Rösiö at Euclid Transactional UK Limited.

The impact of large customer insolvency on supply chain companies

July 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW speaks with Alan Tilley at BM&T European Restructuring Solutions about the impact of a large customer insolvency on supply chain companies.

Recent developments in the CFIUS process


The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) kicked into high gear this spring with a number of notable cases and developments. CFIUS is an inter-agency group authorised to review the national security implications associated...

Risky business: the use of INTERPOL by states in politically motivated cases against company executives


The idea of an International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) began life in 1914, with a discussion between lawyers and police from 24 countries. Officially established in 1923 and headquartered in France, INTERPOL now has 194 member countries...

The impact of blocking statutes on cross-border internal investigations


A company investigating employee misconduct or violation of law, whether for internal purposes, relating to litigation or to make a disclosure to law enforcement or regulatory authorities, will often be required to transfer data across national borders...

ATAF’s suggested approach to drafting transfer pricing legislation – a look at the rule on intangibles

August 2019  |  CORPORATE TAX

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) is a platform for cooperation among African tax authorities. The ATAF is working toward increasing the level of voluntary compliance while combating tax evasion and avoidance. This is done through...

Spain: a frontrunner in using harmonised EU alternative investment funds


The Spanish alternative investment sector has experienced significant growth recently, as signalled by the increasing number of management companies and funds operating in the country. This growth has drawn the attention of private banking clients...

Recent cyber security and data privacy developments


Data privacy and cyber security continues to make headlines. Companies are continually being targeted by cyber criminals, ranging from lone hackers to state-sponsored hacking organisations, highlighting the risks and potential costs of cyber...

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