Understanding Japan’s outbound M&A boom

September 2019  |  COVER STORY

Japanese outbound M&A activity has risen in recent years. According to Thomson Reuters, outbound deals reached an all-time high of 777 in 2018, up nearly 16 percent on the year before, and setting a fifth straight record...

The evolution of PE co-investment

September 2019  |  FEATURE

As a tool to reduce fees and generate additional value through private equity (PE), co-investment has become a compelling option for limited partners (LPs) in recent years. In turn, general partners (GPs) have used co-investment...

Detecting bad actors via behavioural analytics

September 2019  |  FEATURE

When used to detect bad actors in the workplace, behavioural analytics can go some way toward assisting companies to establish the who, what, where, when and why of a threat before it can become reality. Described by some as an emerging technology...

Managing employee compliance training

September 2019  |  FEATURE

It is impossible to overstate the importance of compliance training in today’s regulatory environment. Done properly, compliance training provides employees with a rounded understanding of the industry in which they operate and where the legal...

Managing transactional risk

September 2019  |  ROUNDTABLE

The fast pace of a transaction process means that acquirers need to be committed to identifying and assessing risks – both known and unknown – as early and fully as possible. That requires optimum effort, and engaging legal, financial, accounting, tax, insurance and...

Q&A: Creating value through transformation in portfolio companies

September 2019  |  SPECIAL REPORT

FW moderates a discussion on creating value through transformation in portfolio companies between Jean-Philippe Grosmaitre, Jan Rattay, Dave Sharman, Mark Steele and Andreas Warner at Deloitte LLP.

Subject access requests and identity verification: navigating a data controller’s catch-22


No longer is the bark of sanctions for violating the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) worse than its bite. With its recent issuance of back-to-back fines against British Airways and Marriott International totalling more than £282m...

New trends in restructuring raise the stakes for reputation management

September 2019  |  SPOTLIGHT

n the next few years, we can expect to see a rapid rise in corporate restructurings, insolvency issues and bankruptcies, as over 60,000 corporate bonds with an S&P rating of BBB or below mature in 2020 and 2021, according to Bloomberg data...

Enhancing compliance programmes for sanctions and anti-corruption in APAC

September 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion between Nick Parfitt and Christophe Barel at Acuris Risk Intelligence on enhancing compliance programmes for sanctions and anti-corruption in APAC.

M&A analytics – deal valuations and due diligence

August 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion between Andrew Robinson, Steve Xing, Chris Woolley and Angelina Kuznetsova at Deloitte on M&A analytics, focusing on deal valuations and due diligence.

Reducing third-party fraud risk

August 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion between Richard Shave and Natalie Butcher at BDO LLP on reducing third-party fraud risk.

De-risking M&A in EMEA: risk management and insurance

July 2019  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on de-risking M&A in EMEA through risk management and insurance, between Kit Westropp, Mark Storrie and Carl Christian Rösiö at Euclid Transactional UK Limited.

Considerations for strategic acquirers in the R&W insurance market

September 2019  |  MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Over the last few years, the US market for representation and warranty insurance (RWI), has continued to mature, with notable increases in the number of policies priced and bound. These increases have been driven by improved pricing resulting...

Hope for the best, plan for the worst

September 2019  |  RISK MANAGEMENT

Data breaches and cyber incidents are an unavoidable part of doing business. While good cyber security and data protection measures will reduce the risk of an attack or breach, new threats continue to emerge. The job of defending systems and...

German legislation and its impact on employees’ rights in internal investigations

September 2019  |  LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT

In recent years, internal investigations have become common practice across continental Europe, and particularly in Germany. However, German legislation has not yet provided comprehensive and unanimous regulations. Currently, statutory provisions...

Privilege logs in the Delaware Court of Chancery


As the Sedona Principles recognise, “preparing and reviewing a privilege log can be extremely time-consuming. The immense volume of electronically stored information (ESI) now subject to discovery exacerbates the problem”. The volume of ESI in modern litigation...

Recent developments in the CFIUS process


The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) kicked into high gear this spring with a number of notable cases and developments. CFIUS is an inter-agency group authorised to review the national security implications associated...

Risky business: the use of INTERPOL by states in politically motivated cases against company executives


The idea of an International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) began life in 1914, with a discussion between lawyers and police from 24 countries. Officially established in 1923 and headquartered in France, INTERPOL now has 194 member countries...

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