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New Opportunities in Mexico



White & Case partner, Sean Goldstein discusses the latest advantages of investing in Mexico.

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Latest Developments in Mexico



Hear from White & Case counsel, Hernan Gonzalez Estrada, on new laws in Mexico and the important developments taking place.

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Global Investigations: Reading the Signals



In the wake of the global financial crisis, there has been a sustained rise in the number and variety of investigations and enforcement actions taken by regulatory authorities globally. Multinational corporations and financial institutions are now more likely than ever before to find themselves subject to cross-border investigations conducted in parallel by multiple authorities.

In our latest report, 'Global Investigations: Reading the Signals', we provide perspectives on trends in regulatory and corporate investigations.

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Mining & Metals: Opportunity & Risk—From bust to boom? Positioning for the future



Against varying levels of risk appetite in a newly segmented industry, balancing risk and portfolio management are two key challenges for all mining participants. Mining companies of all shapes and sizes are looking for ways to competitively position themselves for the next boom, despite the current testing times.

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Market shake-up is driving financial institutions M&A



Tighter controls and sell-offs by banks form the backdrop to a thriving financial institutions M&A market as the global economy continues to recover. In the coming five to ten years, we predict that banks will become stronger than they are now. Some will retain their investment banking divisions, others will not. There will also be many more smaller private banking, wealth and asset management businesses emerging alongside the larger banks, partly as a result of the banks' divestments. To find out more, read our report.

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Mining & Metals: Opportunity & Risk—Weathering the bottom of the cycle



Fundamental changes are sweeping through the mining and metals sector. New pressures mean that in order to weather the bottom of the cycle, companies and investors must have the correct strategy in place. Even the global resources giants have been forced to look inwardly and restructure more than just their business strategies in order to cope with the pressures of the prolonged downturn in commodity prices.

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London calling: Investing in commercial real estate

London calling: Investing in commercial real estate

The London commercial real estate market has become a global destination of choice for international investors, with non-UK buyers accounting for 72 per cent of transactions in 2013. The transparency and longevity of English law is often cited as of great value, but there are several other key factors that are equally as important in proving a safe platform for investment in the UK. White & Case's new report examines why commercial real estate in the UK’s capital continues to draw investors from around the world.

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Private placements: tapping the US market



European corporates are turning to the US private placement market in growing numbers, as they seek to broaden and diversify their sources of funding while locking in some attractively priced long-term debt.

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Private equity and M&A on the move



It's been said many times before, but 2014 may well be seen as the year in which the mergers and acquisitions market returned to its previous levels, at long last. The deals being done are not necessarily the type or size we saw before 2008, so investors will need to consider their options if they intend to jump back into the fray.

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Equity capital markets: the pull of the IPO



Robust stock market launches injected much-needed optimism into equity capital markets around the globe early in 2014, but a recent slowdown in activity indicates that the path ahead is not quite clear.

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London: hot property



Commercial real estate in the UK's capital city continues to draw investors from around the world looking for attractive returns.

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Year of the sukuk



From Indonesia to Turkey and the United Kingdom, Shari'ah-compliant finance is entering the mainstream, as Muslim investors seek to structure their financing needs according to religious principles, and conventional banks and asset managers look to attract this fast-growing pool of capital.

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Beyond the banks: the rise in alternative financing



Low interest rates, minimal yields on government bonds and quantitative easing programs have combined to reopen global debt markets, but not necessarily in the way we might have expected. Leverage levels are up, covenant-lite structures are reappearing and new lenders are moving into the market to provide European borrowers with a range of options beyond senior debt from banks.

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Africa: closer to home 



Faced with an influx of foreign investors interested primarily in Africa's natural resources, countries throughout the continent are taking steps to ensure their economies capture sustainable benefits from the boom.

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The corporate cash conundrum



Corporates are sitting on more cash than ever before—but evidence suggests that they may be ready to start spending.

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Defying the Odds: the rise of European private equity



After enduring a difficult period following the financial crisis, which brought new deal and exit activity to a near standstill, the European private equity industry is showing strong signs of recovery. White & Case's new report explores the recovery and future prospects of the private equity market across Europe.

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Africa—from petrodollars to progress



Can African states transform their economies by shifting their approach to oil and gas? In a special oil & gas report recently distributed in The Times, White & Case explains how African states are using local content laws and diversification policies to encourage local stakeholders to emerge, assesses whether these steps have been successful, and argues that international players must continue to engage broadly with Africans as they strive for a more promising future for all stakeholders.

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Unlocking Demand for Natural Gas Pipelines



The shale oil & gas revolution in the United States has radically changed the country’s energy outlook and can provide energy independence, new jobs and a manufacturing renaissance. However these benefits will not accrue until the country addresses the existing significant pipeline infrastructure gap.

A new White & Case report explores the ways to unlock pipeline investment to fully utilize the country’s shale resources.

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Spotlight on Reforms in Mexico



Mexico has recently risen to a prominent position on many investors' radar screens. If its transformation is successful, Mexico might prove itself the best opportunity of the moment.

This White & Case report discusses how reforms in the country are opening the economy to investment and considers the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

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Open for Investment: How Mexico is paving the way for infrastructure investors



Mexico's ambitious infrastructure plans require significant Public Private Partnership (PPP) investment. The new federal PPP law gives investors and contractors a more certain and more familiar environment.

Find out more about the changes to the legal regime for Mexican infrastructure investment in our report.

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On the Cusp of a Boom: Investment opportunities in African natural resources



Across Africa GDP is predicted grow by an average of six percent over the next decade creating a positive environment for investment. According to speakers at a White & Case event, the risks of investing in the region are overstated as there is a tendency to generalise across the continent. Our report of a recent White & Case event outlines the changes that are taking place that will facilitate further investment and provide a stable platform for economic growth.

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Which Way Forward for the Sovereign Debt Crisis?



The way in which regulators, investors, banks and governments respond to the current sovereign debt challenges will echo for many years. Decisions made today will, for better or worse continue to have consequences far beyond our current time horizon.

Six thought leaders in sovereign debt restructuring share their observations of the current situation and provide guidance on the complex challenges ahead.

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When China Met Africa



China is broadening its traditionally resource-rich portfolio of investments in Africa, bringing in a greater mix of trade, investment, aid and business partnerships. As the continent’s largest bilateral trading partner, China is investing heavily in Africa’s infrastructure and is taking steps to leverage its potential as a consumer market. What does this mean for the future of Chinese investment and for Africa itself?

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Spain Gains Ground



After years of economic instability, signs of a recovery are surfacing in Spain. Improving economic fundamentals, better regulation and institutional reform all point in a positive direction. Is now the time for investors to take advantage of the emerging opportunity?

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The Bond Breakthrough



The financial crisis has fundamentally changed debt markets, leaving a financing gap. Corporate bonds are rising in popularity around the world, filling this void, particularly in Europe. Companies are structuring these instruments in creative new ways, opening up opportunities for investors. Is this a short-term trend or a more permanent change in market structure?

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Brazil: the real deal?



Current challenges to Brazil’s economic development may prompt investors to retreat—but if they do, they could miss out on significant opportunity. Strong fundamentals, such as a robust banking system, market liquidity and support from Brazil’s central financing authority, along with a drive to improve the country’s infrastructure, inspire confidence. Foreign investment is picking up. What are the opportunities for companies and investors prepared to focus on the long term?

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Making Data Count



Capturing the right data, processing it and protecting it are critical aspects of modern business. Do it well and you will improve profitability and company valuation. Fall short and you could find yourself at a significant competitive disadvantage. Do you understand the value of your data and the compliance issues that surround it? How can a more sophisticated approach to data increase your business potential?

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Uncharted Waters



The absence of equilibrium in the marine sector poses a threat to all stakeholders. Owners and operators have faced restructurings and some have failed. Various banks have exited the sector or reduced lending levels. How will the industry obtain the capital it needs given the challenges it faces?

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Restructuring & Beyond: The marine industry’s routes to safety



The marine industry is undergoing significant challenges, but growth opportunities exist in the sector. Together with industry experts, we provide our thoughts on survival strategies for those affected by the industry's downturn, as well as new opportunities for companies, banks and investors.

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International Arbitration Survey



The 2012 International Arbitration Survey: Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process is the largest empirical study ever undertaken in the field of international arbitration.

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The DerivativesINSIGHT Online Resource Center provides subscribers access to recent legislative and regulatory developments in the derivatives industry, including the Dodd Frank Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and related blacklines.

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