Mitigating succession planning risk

March 2018  |  COVER STORY

Succession planning can create a long-term competitive advantage. Prudent companies continuously identify and evaluate prospective external and internal leadership talent, and benchmark that talent against their own criteria for success in the role...

M&A: capital considerations and financing techniques

March 2018  |  FEATURE

Sourcing financial capital for any endeavour and in any economic climate can be a challenging affair – especially for those tasked with financing a mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transaction. In this space, no money equates to no deal. However...

ESG climbs limited partners’ due diligence agenda

March 2018  |  FEATURE

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly important to companies and their stakeholders, particularly in the private equity (PE) industry. “Over the last two years, we have seen a significant uptake in ESG data being analysed...

Words of wisdom: the role of the board in risk oversight

March 2018  |  FEATURE

In a world where risk seems to lurk around every corner, companies are well advised to gain an insight of the risks they face by tapping the wisdom of the group of people that sit in and around the very top of their organisation: the board. The stock-in-trade...

Managing digital disruption and transformation

March 2018  |  ROUNDTABLE

Digital disruption is affecting all organisations, impacting not only how businesses use technology, but also how they drive innovation, organisational change and new cultural behaviours. One result of this seismic shift is the adoption of artificial intelligence...

Managing risk

March 2018  |  SPECIAL REPORT

No business can operate without taking risks. These risks may be financial, organisational, operational, environmental, technological or political. Perhaps they are economic or strategic. Maybe they relate to compliance or health and safety...

Money, money everywhere and not a coin to seize


‘Dirty money’ is increasingly a target of law enforcement agencies across the developed world and the rise of cyber crime means that it is increasingly digitised rather than physical. This can make it much more difficult for prosecutors to trace or seize...

Industrial policy and increasing protectionism add complexity to M&A transactions in Europe

March 2018  |  SPOTLIGHT

Recent years have seen growing activity in the area of national industrial policy, in Europe and worldwide. This was accompanied by political developments heading in a protectionist direction. Foreign investment control regimes are in the process...

Creating value through demergers

February 2018  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on creating value through demergers between Sanjay Thakkar, Ina Kjaer, Jonathan Boyers, Nicola Longfield, and Caroline Bott at KPMG.

India's reformed bankruptcy code

February 2018  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on India's reformed bankruptcy code between Manish Aggarwal, Sai Venkateshwaran and Vivek Gupta at KPMG India.

Data remediation in M&A divestments

January 2018  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on data remediation in M&A divestments between Darren Pauling and Paul Hough at KPMG.

Tackling distress in the US healthcare sector

October 2017  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on tackling distress in the US healthcare sector between Marshall Glade at GlassRatner, Felicia Gerber Perlman at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates and Ana Alfonso at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

How to increase the efficiency of your M&A deal


Deals are complicated and the life of a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professional is not simple. A typical transaction involves multiple global parties accessing confidential data from multiple locations, as well as significant time pressure...

Traps and tips for serving effective legal notices


Corporate counsel and contract managers might be aware that in the past couple of years the UK courts have repeatedly focused on the importance of clarity and accuracy when notifying breach of warranty claims. The issue has recently come...

Concerted practices in the pharmaceutical sector


On 23 January 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published its judgment in F. Hoffmann-La Roche e and Others, on the interpretation of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) in...

Legalisation of cannabis in Canada – a brief history

April 2018  |  SECTOR ANALYSIS

Canada will soon become only the second nation in the world to legalise cannabis recreationally, and the first advanced industrialised one to do so. Legal access to dried cannabis was first allowed in Canada in 1999 through discretionary exemptions...

Chinese ODI and M&A in Latin America: new features of a current trend


Before 2010, Latin America was seen as a very remote region for most Chinese companies, simply the source of the many commodities that were exported to China. Trade and diplomatic ties were probably the only link between the two. However...

Outlook for FinTech investment and valuations in Brazil and the Americas


Over the last few years, FinTech has been the ‘it’ sector in global startup ecosystems and venture capital. The investing play is based on the promise of future disruption, momentum and the potential of continued valuation exit highs...

Review of EU export controls of dual use items

March 2018  |  GLOBAL TRADE

2018 may witness an important overhaul of the EU’s export control regime on dual use items. This regime aims to control exports of items that could be used for purposes other than their legitimate civilian applications. On 17 January 2018, the European...

The growth of the serviced office

March 2018  |  SECTOR ANALYSIS

A change in the way we work, ever-improving technology and a shift in workplace culture are just some of the key drivers in changing the way we do business faster than ever before. This has been reflected in the real estate market by a rise in demand...

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