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”
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”
You only need to dip into the news each day to appreciate that there remains an enormous amount of uncertainty around almost every aspect of Brexit. Not only is the UK negotiating with the EU it is doing so against the backdrop of political infighting within both the Conservative party itself and across the political … Continue reading “Act early to engage with Brexit uncertainty”
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.
EDF and Co-op overhaul panels Big six energy supplier EDF Energy has almost halved its external advisers in a panel review that cut the number of law firms from 14 to eight. CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) were added, while Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills, Pinsent Masons, Eversheds Sutherland, … Continue reading “Significant matters – Summer 2018”