Preparing for a black swan cyber event

January 2017|  COVER STORY

There can be little doubt that cyber breaches are becoming more frequent and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated in their techniques. From malware to reconnaissance attacks, and from DoS/DDoS attacks to phishing...

What does Trump mean for US dealmaking in 2017?

January 2017|  FEATURE

The election of Donald Trump as the leader of the free world and 45th president of the United States on 8 November 2016 certainly ruffled a few feathers in every corner of the globe, to put it mildly. As the initial shock subsides, attention has turned to...

Clarifying insider trading laws

January 2017|  FEATURE

Insider trading can be a controversial practice, and as such requires stringent and aggressive monitoring by regulatory bodies. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US, for example, monitors the practice, and goes to great...

The future of trade: is the world open for business?

January 2017|  FEATURE

The future of trade has been a regular headline maker in recent times, with new US president-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to pull out of existing trade deals and place future ones on hold a significant, if unsettling, addition to the debate. Mr Trump’s...

Cyber security

January 2017|  ROUNDTABLE

Cyber security is among the most pressing issues facing the corporate world today. Now more than ever, a cyber attack is an omnipresent threat, requiring organisations to fully appreciate the risks and the steps needed to mitigate them. Whether the...

Intellectual property

January 2017|  SPECIAL REPORT

Intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of many companies, in some cases accounting for up to 70 percent of total value. Inventions, literary/artistic works, designs and symbols, and names and images used in commerce – all of these and more come...

Latest trends in corporate venture capital


While corporate venture capital (CVC) began to invest in software and telecommunications around 40 years ago, its inexorable rise has continued unabated as the world’s largest corporations have begun to invest in every sector...

Open banking: the quiet revolution

 January 2017|  SPOTLIGHT

The face of banking, and indeed, that of the financial world, has changed dramatically in the last five years but not in a way that you might have expected. That small device in your pocket, your smart phone, has had...

Investing in India

September 2016|  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on investing in India between Hiten Kotak, Ganesh Raju and Ashutosh Chaturvedi at PwC India.

Operational and financial restructuring in the energy & natural resources sector

September 2016|  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on operational and financial restructuring in the energy & natural resources sector between Bruce J. Ruzinsky, a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, Gregory M. Gordon, a partner at Jones Day, Trey A. Monsour, a partner at K&L Gates LLP, George R. Ward, co-head and managing director at PJSC Energy Advisory Group, and Christopher M. Dressel, an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Pension challenges in bankruptcy and restructuring processes

August 2016 |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on pension challenges in bankruptcy and restructuring processes between Gary P. Squires at AlixPartners, Stephen E. Hessler at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Camilla Barry at Macfarlanes LLP.

Adoption of patent box in Europe

August 2016 |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on the adoption of patent box in Europe between Alessandro Lualdi, Aldo Castoldi and Luca Bosco at Studio Tributario e Societario – STS Deloitte.

Proposed UK insolvency law reform

January 2017  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to David Bryan at BM&T LLP about proposed UK insolvency law reform.

Outlook for master limited partnerships (MLPs)

November 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to G. Michael O’Leary at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, about the outlook for master limited partnerships (MLPs).

Intellectual property portfolio management

August 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to Nicola Baker-Munton at Stratagem IPM about intellectual property portfolio management.

Developments in leveraged financing

June 2016  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to Neil Caddy at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy about developments in leveraged financing.

The Austrian HETA saga: successful investor appeasement at last?


In October 2016, almost seven years after the emergency nationalisation of the failed Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank (a €40bn Austrian regional bank based in the province of Carinthia, which in 2014 was re-named ‘HETA Asset Resolution’ (HETA)), the Austrian...

Bridging the gap between impact investors and social impact opportunities

January 2017|  BANKING & FINANCE

For impact investment to be able to unlock its true potential in targeting positive change around the world, both sides of the impact investment spectrum must be satisfied: there must be a robust supply of capital and a sufficient number of investable...

Brexit and FinTech

January 2017|  BANKING & FINANCE

Recent news reports and surveys suggest that UK FinTech firms are more concerned with the loss of EU free movement of labour than the passporting of their services to other EU markets. In many cases this is true. However, this does not...

Maximising value in enforcement of development finance

January 2017|  BANKING & FINANCE

The current economic climate of low but potentially rising interest rates, increasing inflation, weak sterling, falling overseas investment and solvency concerns in the construction industry, poses multi-faceted risks to the real estate market, and in...

New poison pills in mergers: the role of the Italian financial law


More than a year ago, on 22 September 2015, prior to any official filing of the operation before the EU authorities, the Italian government approved the proposed merger deal between the country’s second and third largest mobile communications operators...

MiFID II – the countdown continues

December 2016|  FINANCE & INVESTMENT

By 3 January 2018, MiFID II is set to form the legal framework governing the requirements applicable to investment firms, regulated markets, data reporting service providers, and third-country firms providing investment services or activities in...

Innovative approaches to cross-listings

December 2016|  CAPITAL MARKETS

A cross-listing of shares occurs when an issuer lists its shares on stock exchanges in two or more countries with the goal that the shares traded on each exchange are fungible with the shares traded on the other exchanges. To effect a cross-listing...

Cyber risk and its enterprise implications

December 2016|  RISK MANAGEMENT

The variety, permutations and forms of cyber incidents are constrained only by the limits of human imagination. For example, a hospital discovers that its patient records have been encrypted by an unknown hacker, thereby disabling its ability...

Boards of directors neglect one essential duty: oversight of the relationship between governance and corporate culture


Corporate culture should be a set of authentic behaviours, set forth by a founder or management team of a company, which is embraced by the entire organisation. Certainly, each culture is distinctive and many diverse elements...

In compliance investigations, companies find that e-discovery technology delivers results and savings

May 2016|  COMPANY LAW

No matter what steps a corporation takes to ensure legal compliance by its officers and employees, there is no fail-safe. Violations of anti-corruption laws and other regulatory schemes can still occur. When they do...


Organising for creativity and innovation – lessons from the biopharmaceutical industry

December 2016|  SECTOR ANALYSIS

The biopharma industry is arguably the most knowledge intense industry of all. Human creativity and ingenuity within R&D and beyond play key roles in turning that knowledge into IP and value for patients and corporate stakeholders...


Effective board governance: the healthy tension between management and the board


In this age of heightened risk, the need for effective governance has caused a dynamic shift in the role of the board of directors. Cyber security, rapid technological growth and a number of corporate scandals resulting from the financial...


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