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Large businesses today operate in a challenging and uncertain environment. The geopolitical landscape continues to shift in unpredictable ways with, for example, the political, regulatory and economic ramifications of the Brexit vote and the Trump presidency still largely to play out. Stock markets have started to experience jitters following the second-longest bull run in history, … Continue reading “The rise of risk management”

Legal Briefing | Mergers and Acquisitions |

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Speaking to clients, in-house general counsel and those in industry, while all are concerned about the deal that may be struck around Brexit, many have to deal with other uncertainties existing in the current market. The exit negotiations of the UK from the EU are still subject to many turns before, and arguably if, any … Continue reading “The big picture – the key economic factors and what they mean for investment and risk”

Legal Briefing | Mergers and Acquisitions |

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A considerable number of buildings in Romania operate without a fire safety permit. While this has been treated in the past as a minor issue, a night club fire in 2015 changed both the approach of the authorities and public perception. Currently, M&A buyers are reluctant to acquire facilities that do not hold a fire … Continue reading “Absence of a fire safety permit – an unlikely cause derailing Romanian M&A transactions”

Legal Briefing | Mergers and Acquisitions |

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In recent years there have been markedly increased levels of scrutiny from regulators over the sharing of sensitive information between competitors in the process of mergers, takeovers, and other corporate transactions. As a result, M&A deal teams are increasingly turning to clean-team arrangements to ensure that a competing business purchaser can review competitively sensitive data … Continue reading “M&A impacts of recent antitrust focus on pre-closing integration”

Legal Briefing | Mergers and Acquisitions |

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Shareholder activism continues to grow in the UK as it does globally, both in terms of capital deployed and the publicity it attracts. While shareholder activism is not a new concept in the UK, the type of investors involved in activist campaigns, the companies that they are targeting, the tools that activists are using and … Continue reading “Shareholder activism – new tactics, new players and a change in tone”

Legal Briefing | Mergers and Acquisitions |

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Vietnam is a wonderful country, full of wonderful people, with a rapidly developing economy that persistently grows at world-leading rates. Vietnam is also a fascinating, challenging, and rewarding legal jurisdiction for M&A lawyers.

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Alex Novarese, Editor-in-Chief, The In-House Lawyer & Legal Business

This debate has been framed as law firms disrupted while in-house teams drive change merely as empowered customers. Such a reading defies economic realities.