Foreign investment in Israel

Israel, Mergers and Acquisitions | 24 July 2018

Israel has been, and continues to be, a highly desired market for foreigners to invest in. 2017 saw total Israeli exit transactions of approximately $23 billion, including Mobileye for $15.3bn. Though this is down in terms of volume, it is up in terms of value. This is perhaps an indicator that the Israeli market is maturing and that Israeli entrepreneurs are now more able and willing to grow their companies to the point of significant market share, or past an IPO, prior to exit, as opposed to historical trends of those entrepreneurs looking for a quick exit. [Continue Reading]

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

Latin America | 10 July 2018

Perhaps there are no better words than those above of Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, to describe how to approach Latin America when exploring investment in the region for the first time. There has been a notable shift in traditional international investment to more exotic locations, where new opportunities meet new challenges.
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Ashfords’ retail roundup

Retail | 10 July 2018

Providing a seamless customer experience:
the key to success for retailers?

As Mothercare and House of Fraser announce store closures and Debenhams issues another profits warning, it seems that more and more predominantly bricks and mortar high street stalwarts are struggling to profit in this challenging sector.
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Code of conduct

Data Protection, Legal Technology | 10 July 2018

To understand the importance of digital trust, particularly in the legal world, one doesn’t have to look far. Recent history is littered with examples of what can go wrong if that trust is misplaced. The most famous being the massive data breaches suffered by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and the offshore firm Appleby, which respectively led to the Panama and Paradise Papers scandals. In the case of Mossack Fonseca, which announced its closure in March, the reputational damage was fatal. The firm’s sobering fate will have prompted plenty of in-house and private practice lawyers to reassess how they harness and protect their digital data. Given the consequences when things go wrong, for them to sleep well at night would require a huge amount of trust. Not just in the internal employees and external collaborators who have direct access to the data, but also in the technology put in place to protect that data, and the people who are developing and managing that technology. Digital trust on that scale requires careful management.
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Workplace law: Doyle Clayton

Legal Services | 10 July 2018

The Polish have a somewhat colourful way of saying that something is not their problem – ‘not my circus, not my monkey’. Leaving private practice may well feel like you have escaped a zoo, but after a few days of taking over as in-house counsel it becomes increasingly clear that it is in fact your circus now and yes, you may well be that monkey!
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Howden on M&A insurance

Insurance, Mergers and Acquisitions | 10 July 2018

Recent years have seen global shifts in both policy frameworks for screening inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and the way in which those frameworks are applied. The result is a more uncertain environment for foreign investment, which parties to a transaction will have to consider how to navigate earlier in the transaction process.
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Herbert Smith Freehills on foreign investment

Corporate & Commercial, Finance | 10 July 2018

Recent years have seen global shifts in both policy frameworks for screening inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and the way in which those frameworks are applied. The result is a more uncertain environment for foreign investment, which parties to a transaction will have to consider how to navigate earlier in the transaction process.
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Dechert Brexit partner

Brexit | 10 July 2018

Lawyers in Dechert’s international trade and EU regulation practice bring a unique perspective to the legal and commercial analysis
of Brexit, as well as the full range of international trade-related
issues. Our combination of experience and global reach enables
us to offer a comprehensive mix of legal, strategic and public
affairs advice.
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