Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

Author image

Following the record levels of activity seen in 2015, global M&A in 2016 was always going to have a hard act to follow. So far in 2016, while global markets have remained reasonably active, they have been more subdued across all the major geographic regions and market sectors than was the case in the previous … Continue reading “Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) – Comparative Guide Introduction”

Legal Briefing | Finance |

Author image

The revised Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into force on 3 July 2016. Like several similarly important European initiatives, it suffered delays in its finalisation. Unlike certain other important initiatives (such as MiFID II), it did not benefit from a delay. Therefore, large parts of the industry spent the early stages of 2016 hurrying to … Continue reading “Market abuse regulation – what are the key issues post-implementation?”

Legal Briefing | Finance |

Author image

At the risk of woeful understatement, the City responded to the referendum result with some surprise and disappointment. The Leave vote may not be legally binding, but the government has committed itself to implement Brexit and it is a question of understanding the consequences.

Feature | Leader

The In-House Lawyer Logo

Are you a Capitulator? A Coaster? A Champion? Comfortably Numb perhaps? To an in-house profession used to having its qualities of leadership and innovation praised to the hilt, the recently-produced report on ethical standards among general counsel from UCL’s Centre for Ethics and Law is an awkward read.

Legal Briefing | Finance |

Author image

Drawing on specialist judges from both the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court, the Financial List was introduced on 1 October 2015 and is designed to deal with disputes related to the financial markets, as well as complex, high-value claims concerning financial products.

Feature | Leadership Insight

GC as leader - animated cover image. Lawyers.

Leadership training has until recently neglected the growing ranks of GCs. To begin our Insight special with Reed Smith, we assess the educational options for in-house counsel striving to meet growing skills demands.

Legal Briefing | Immigration |

Author image

Following the result of 23 June 2016 Brexit referendum, many British citizens are concerned with what potential travel restrictions and immigration regulations may be implemented when travelling to EU countries after the UK leaves the EU. A number of potential scenarios have been identified.

Legal Briefing | Dispute Resolution |

Author image

Of all the clauses in a contract, dispute resolution provisions require perhaps the greatest degree of crystal ball gazing. Contract drafters need to ensure that the clause will be effective in putting any dispute in the hands of a competent and effective court or tribunal at the earliest opportunity. But now we have Brexit. We … Continue reading “Dispute resolution provisions: the impact of Brexit”

Feature | Brexit

fog_sign

A post-Brexit landscape poses many legal hurdles for corporates operating within the UK. The In-House Lawyer asks senior in-house counsel how to navigate the uncertainty