ORM within financial services – the state of play

December 2016|  COVER STORY

The importance of an organisation’s operational risk management (ORM) function – particularly for financial institutions (FIs) – should not be misunderstood nor undervalued. Since the financial collapse of 2007-2008...

Cyber risks in M&A

December 2016|  FEATURE

For companies embarking upon an M&A deal, there are countless obstacles and issues to meticulously plan for and overcome if the transaction is to be a success and if the newly merged company is to be prosperous...

Re-evaluating London’s place in global investment

December 2016|  FEATURE

London’s place in the hierarchy of great global cities has been guaranteed for decades, if not centuries. It has long been viewed as a cultural, legal and political powerhouse. London has also been a global financial hub, the epicentre...

Will the EU tax bite from Apple trigger crackdown or reform?

December 2016|  FEATURE

Although hardly a face-off of David and Goliath proportions, the European Commission (EC) order requesting Apple pay $14.5bn in unpaid taxes to the Irish government does represent a major taking to task of a corporate behemoth...

Bankruptcy & restructuring

December 2016|  ROUNDTABLE

Bankruptcy and restructuring is complex, full of twists and turns. Yet for all the expense, blame, negotiation, compromise and introspection involved, the process does provide an opportunity for distressed companies to get their businesses...

Investment funds

December 2016|  SPECIAL REPORT

When it comes to making an investment, one can be forgiven for finding the choice of investment vehicles somewhat overwhelming. This tricky environment can seem awash with impenetrable jargon and intimidating costs, making any bid to grow...

Focusing on technology implementations and dispute risks


Technology is everywhere, so how are technology implementations dealt with across different industries? In the construction or transport sectors, for example, technology is not at the forefront; it is a necessity which...

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

December 2016|  SPOTLIGHT

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...

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.

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.

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.

The Austrian HETA saga: successful investor appeasement at last?


In October 2016, almost seven years after the emergency nationalisation of the failed Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank (a €40bn Austrian regional bank based in the province of Carinthia, which in 2014 was re-named ‘HETA Asset Resolution’ (HETA)), the Austrian...

Bridging the gap between impact investors and social impact opportunities

January 2017|  BANKING & FINANCE

For impact investment to be able to unlock its true potential in targeting positive change around the world, both sides of the impact investment spectrum must be satisfied: there must be a robust supply of capital and a sufficient number of investable...

Brexit and FinTech

January 2017|  BANKING & FINANCE

Recent news reports and surveys suggest that UK FinTech firms are more concerned with the loss of EU free movement of labour than the passporting of their services to other EU markets. In many cases this is true. However, this does not...

Maximising value in enforcement of development finance

January 2017|  BANKING & FINANCE

The current economic climate of low but potentially rising interest rates, increasing inflation, weak sterling, falling overseas investment and solvency concerns in the construction industry, poses multi-faceted risks to the real estate market, and in...

New poison pills in mergers: the role of the Italian financial law


More than a year ago, on 22 September 2015, prior to any official filing of the operation before the EU authorities, the Italian government approved the proposed merger deal between the country’s second and third largest mobile communications operators...

MiFID II – the countdown continues

December 2016|  FINANCE & INVESTMENT

By 3 January 2018, MiFID II is set to form the legal framework governing the requirements applicable to investment firms, regulated markets, data reporting service providers, and third-country firms providing investment services or activities in...

Innovative approaches to cross-listings

December 2016|  CAPITAL MARKETS

A cross-listing of shares occurs when an issuer lists its shares on stock exchanges in two or more countries with the goal that the shares traded on each exchange are fungible with the shares traded on the other exchanges. To effect a cross-listing...

Cyber risk and its enterprise implications

December 2016|  RISK MANAGEMENT

The variety, permutations and forms of cyber incidents are constrained only by the limits of human imagination. For example, a hospital discovers that its patient records have been encrypted by an unknown hacker, thereby disabling its ability...

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...

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...


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