Maximising value with the ‘soft’ side of M&A

October 2019  |  COVER STORY

Pre, pending and post M&A deal, issues such as finance, IT systems and operations tend to receive the lion’s share of dealmakers’ attention. Less consideration, if any, is given to a transaction’s softer side, specifically, people and culture. As understandable as it is...

Navigating global merger control and regulatory challenges

October 2019  |  FEATURE

A merger or acquisition may be scrutinised and blocked by the relevant competition authorities, whose job it is to protect competitive markets. These authorities have the power to block a merger outright, or to impose remedies which can be onerous and may impair...

Financial crime and the insurance industry

October 2019  |  FEATURE

The insurance industry is open to abuse by criminals, including money launderers and terrorist financiers. Fraud and financial crime in the insurance space has risen sharply in recent years. According to PwC’s 2018 Global Economic Crime Survey, 62 percent...

The importance of being just: speaking up at work

October 2019  |  FEATURE

The courage to speak up for what is right is a virtue that the majority of us like to believe we possess. When push comes to shove, however, many people end up looking the other way. Moreover, when a call to righteousness is made in a workplace context...

Risks facing directors & officers

October 2019  |  ROUNDTABLE

In an increasingly complex and interconnected business environment, the risks and potential liabilities facing directors & officers (D&Os) have expanded simultaneously. Today, D&Os may be held to account for instances of corruption and fraud...

Q&A: Investment and finance for solar and storage

October 2019  |  SPECIAL REPORT

FW moderates a discussion on investment and finance for solar and storage between Dino E. Barajas at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, David Peill at BSR Energy, and Christian Hellmund at DWF Law LLP.

Fiduciary duties of directors appointed by private equity firms: pitfalls and best practices


It is a bedrock principal of Delaware law that a board of directors is responsible for managing the business and affairs of a corporation and that, in exercising that authority, the directors owe certain fiduciary duties to both the corporation and the corporation’s stockholders...

Net-short debt activism

October 2019  |  SPOTLIGHT

Over the last few months, borrowers have taken a proactive approach in credit agreements and indentures in an attempt to disenfranchise and otherwise limit the activities of net-short debt activists. The typical playbook of a net-short debt activist involves...

Transactional risk insurance

October 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion between Jeffrey Anderson, Wayne Datz, Andrew Belisle and Ryan Anderson at ASQ Underwriting on transactional risk insurance.

Impact of 3D printing on the chemicals industry

October 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW discusses the impact of 3D printing on the chemicals industry with Frank Jenner, global chemical industry leader at EY

Enhancing compliance programmes for sanctions and anti-corruption in APAC

September 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion between Nick Parfitt and Christophe Barel at Acuris Risk Intelligence on enhancing compliance programmes for sanctions and anti-corruption in APAC.

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.

Minimising the costs and risks of merger control processes on M&A transactions

November 2019  |  MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Over 130 countries have merger control laws, allowing regulators to consider the impact of transactions on competition. In most jurisdictions it is mandatory to notify transactions to the regulator and obtain clearance before completion…

Blockchain: the future of finance

November 2019  |  BANKING & FINANCE

Have you experienced a security breach in a personal account or had reason to question the cost of a banking transaction? Blockchain addresses these basic shortcomings in the internet while achieving additional material advances. This explains why pundits…

Integrating human rights assessments into your company’s sales compliance protocols

November 2019  |  RISK MANAGEMENT

According to the ‘UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’: “Business enterprises should respect human rights. This means that they should avoid infringing on the human rights of others and should address adverse human rights impacts…

How can you protect you and your firm from bribery and corruption?

November 2019  |  FRAUD & CORRUPTION

Imagine the scenario: two of your colleagues, both working hard on different projects, have asked you for help. You know each of them well. They are both hard workers and always helpful, but one has been particularly accommodating to you in the past and recently…

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