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Key trends in cross-border private M&A

Cross-border private M&A hit a post-crisis high in 2015 with deals amounting to over $146bn, making it the busiest year (by both deal value and number of deals) for cross-border private M&A since the start of the financial crisis. This Linklaters briefing looks at what 2016 has in store.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate

Brexit: legal implications for the London insurance sector

What impact would a vote to leave the European Union have on the London insurance market? This briefing looks at some possible implications of Brexit for the law affecting the London insurance market, categorised into three areas: regulatory, underwriting, and policy wordings and claims issues.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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A comparison of the US, EU and Hong Kong margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives

In 2016 we have seen final margin regulations in the US, a proposal from Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and the final draft Regulatory Technical Standards from the European Supervisory Authorities. This briefing looks at the key differences across jurisdictions.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 03 May 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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The Panama effect: UK Government accelerates proposals to criminalise failure to prevent tax evasion

Following the Panama Papers revelations, the UK Government has accelerated plans to enact new offences for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion, which are likely to have far-reaching consequences for clients and their advisers. This briefing sets out ten top issues to consider.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 April 2016 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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The individual consequences of corporate misconduct: 2,825 execs surveyed on the key concerns for directors

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly focusing on individual misconduct when investigating bribery and corruption. For this report, EY interviewed 2,825 executives, including heads of legal, to identify the trends and issues about which boards of directors should be aware.

Law Firm: EY | Published: 26 April 2016 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Real estate investment in Africa: the struggle between perception and reality

From a property investment perspective, Africa presents both positives and negatives. Real estate markets across the continent have seen marked improvements in recent years, with growing interest from a range of investor types. This report highlights key investment opportunities and challenges.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 April 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Lessons from the first s7 UK Bribery Act case

Sweett Group has been ordered to pay £2.25m in penalties after pleading guilty to a failure to prevent bribery. The first successful conviction under s7 of the Bribery Act 2010 contains useful guidance on interpretation, fining and is (at points) a case study on how not to deal with the SFO.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 21 April 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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Beyond borders: the future of dealmaking

This global cross-border M&A report, carried out in association with FT Remark, canvasses the opinions of 700 senior executives at major businesses around the globe on their experiences of cross-border M&A and their views on the outlook for M&A activity over the next three years.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 April 2016 | Practice Area: Venture Capital

Using Dubai as a hub for channelling investment into Africa

This report, from Legal Week Intelligence and Hogan Lovells, looks at the key issues around Middle East investment into Africa, including deal flows, raising capital, alternative funding sources, and the most pressing risks and challenges.

Law Firm: Hogan Lovells | Published: 20 April 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing

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Brexit: the legal implications of a UK withdrawal from the EU

On 23 June this year, the British people will vote on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU. This report sets out the possible legal implications of a vote to leave, organised by practice area, covering banking, commercial, disputes, corporate, immigration, tax, employment and much more.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 15 April 2016 | Practice Area: Construction

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