Emerging markets – opportunities and risk management


Financier Worldwide Magazine

March 2017 Issue

March 2017 Issue

Although emerging markets offer a wealth of investment opportunities, these landscapes also present a number of risks for overseas entities, such as potential fraud and corruption, difficulties acquiring accurate financial information, ownership and governance practices, and regulatory and legal issues. Ongoing political unrest in many emerging markets also adds to the difficulties, causing foreign investors to shy away from undertaking cross-border acquisitions, for example. Overall though, with corporate leaders and fund managers under constant pressure to maximise returns and put capital work, the emerging markets are increasingly an essential part of any expansion strategy.

FORUM: Managing and resolving commercial disputes in Africa

FW moderates a discussion on managing and resolving commercial disputes in Africa between Shaparak Saleh at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Dr Robert Gaitskell QC at Keating Chambers, and Tamara Egbedi at Spectrum Geo Ltd.

Financial restructuring and insolvency challenges in emerging markets

Munsch Hardt Emerging economies are home to approximately 85 percent of the world’s population – around 6 billion people. These markets are playing an increasingly significant role in the global economy, whether this is measured in terms...

Mexico: emerging market, opportunities for new investments

Cuesta Campos y Asociados Mexico has become a very attractive emerging market for foreign investors. It is Latin America’s second largest economy with a $1.26 trillion GDP, placing it as the 13th largest in the world. In terms of purchasing...

Venture capital transactions in Mexico

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C. Mexico is consistently ranked as one of the most attractive emerging markets in which to invest. The country has a steady economy and throughout the last two decades has slowly transitioned into a middle class country...

2017 – a year to renegotiate debt

Mazzucco Donelli Mello As far as the Brazilian economy is concerned, 2016 was a disaster. After the downturn recorded in 2015, the two-year period spanning 2015 and 2016 will go down in history as one of Brazil’s worst ever economic performances...

Virtual share plans: the right tool for Hungarian startups to attract and keep talent?

Schoenherr Recent success stories of Hungarian IT companies, such as Prezi or Ustream, have attracted more interest from Hungarian and international investors to the growing Hungarian startup scene. Depending on where a startup...

Factors driving emerging market investment activity

Bogaru, Braun Noviello & Associates Romania is now the largest market in Eastern Europe and the second largest in Central Europe. The country has also improved its economic and business environment, registering a 4.2 percent increase...

India – a front runner among emerging markets

Rajani Associates Emerging or ‘frontier’ markets are economies which are in a transition phase, where the financial and regulatory infrastructure is less mature compared to developed economies. Though characterised by low per capita income...

Exits by foreign investors: decoding the pricing norms

Platinum Partners India is fast becoming one of the largest recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI), aided by the government’s recent effort to improve the ease of doing business. The United Nations ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects...

Legal sanctity of ‘cherry picking’ assets in slump sale deals

Ara Law In mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transactions, ‘slump sales’ is one of the preferred ways of carrying out a deal due to the various tax and stamp duty incentives associated with it. However, the very concept of a ‘slump sale’ and the conditions...

How investors ought to think about investing in Africa

Afriwise Over the past few years, the attention being paid to African markets has increased significantly. This has been spurred by investors who are targeting so-called ‘higher returns’ in higher growth economies. Affirming this is the IMF’s...

African diamonds: challenges, risks and opportunities in the African emerging markets

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Recently, Africa has emerged as a hot topic in emerging markets. With the potential for significant growth and an abundance of natural resources, coupled with multiple risks and challenges, why would Africa not be a...

Risks associated with investing in emerging markets – Nigeria in focus

Olaniwun Ajayi LP Nigeria has been described by Goldman Sachs as one of the next 11 economies with a high potential to become one of the world’s economic powerhouses in the 21st century. The country’s economy is an emerging one that...




Ara Law

Bogaru, Braun Noviello & Associates

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Cuesta Campos y Asociados

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Keating Chambers

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.

Mazzucco Donelli Mello

Munsch Hardt

Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Platinum Partners

Rajani Associates


Spectrum Geo Ltd.

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