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World in Transition

It's not just the rate of change. Our World in Transition hub focuses on the potential for transformation in energy, ESG, finance, globalization and US policy.  

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Mixed Signals: US M&A FY 2022

Despite a strong start to the year, deal activity in the US faced new challenges in 2022 as headwinds gathered.

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Embracing change: Spain reforms restructuring regime

Lenders, borrowers and advisers are hopeful that Spain’s 2022 overhaul of its restructuring and insolvency regime will improve the country’s restructuring landscape

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Brazilian M&A powers ahead in 2022

Activity within Brazil’s energy sector—particularly renewables—along with international interest in telco and software have been key deal drivers

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White & Case Global Antitrust Merger StatPak

White & Case's Global Antitrust Merger StatPak (WAMS) is a resource providing information on merger control filing activity by competition authorities around the world. The WAMS survey currently includes filing data from 84 of the most active merger control jurisdictions in the world.

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Private equity hits the brakes in choppy global market

M&A Explorer | Private equity (PE) deal activity shrinks as buyer and vendor pricing expectations widen and rising interest rates drive significant tightening in acquisition finance markets

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Global healthcare M&A delivers strong performance

M&A Explorer | Dealmaking in the pharma, medical and biotech (PMB) subsectors was driven by both old and new market trends in 2022

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Mining & Metals 2023: Lifting the fog of uncertainty

Geopolitical risks and inflationary pressures may have overtaken ESG as the top concerns for the mining & metals sector, but there is little expectation that ESG factors will diminish for investors and firms in 2023.

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2022 Year in Review: White & Case Global Antitrust Merger StatPak (WAMS)

Australia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey See Significant Surge in Merger Filing Activity; US and EU Merger Filing Activity is Down Compared to 2021's Record Levels, But Still Above Historical Levels

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Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Opportunities for Africa

The possibility of climate markets has finally materialized into the draft stage at COP27, but many crucial decisions that would allow for carbon trading to begin in earnest were deferred to COP28.

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Investment treaty protection: How to safeguard foreign investments in Africa

Prudent African investors—and investors within Africa—can ensure that their foreign investments are protected from wrongful conduct that the state and its organs can inflict.

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Middle East and Africa corridor: The perfect partnership for funding Africa's growth

For African economies living on the edge, can the Middle East provide the much-needed boost to the under-serviced Muslim population in Africa?

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Credit where credit's due: Who's benefiting from the voluntary carbon market?

Projects that protect and restore the environment improve carbon storage and strengthen the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, says Dan Collison, Chief Executive of Farm Africa.

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Africa Focus: Winter 2022

Embarking on a period of unprecedented growth and opportunity

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Africa and the Gulf States herald a new era in trade and investment relations

Strong diplomatic and economic ties have long existed between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and North Africa but there are other levers at play for deepening economic relations.

Real estate 2023: Into the headwinds
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Real estate 2023: Into the headwinds

The sector's ability to adapt to changing circumstances underlines positivity and upbeat sentiment about the future—particularly in the longer term

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High yield squeezed in face of economic uncertainty

Debt Explorer | High yield bond issuance in the US and Europe feels the pinch in a challenging macro-economic environment, but green shoots emerge in Asia as real estate sector dislocation bottoms out and markets stabilize

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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) brings together countries to address global climate change issues.

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Managing Volatility: Considerations for Taiwan investors and businesses

Key legal developments in 2022 and their implications for Taiwan.

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Operational resilience in the UK, EU and US: A comparison

With a new operational resilience framework in force in the UK and similar reforms proposed in the EU and the US, we examine how the regimes compare and their practical impact on financial services firms.

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Regulatory round-up

As the world emerges from the turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial services sector is going through a time of considerable change. This section highlights some developments to be aware of in key regulatory hot topics.

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Shaking up the wholesale markets: UK, EU and US approaches

As lawmakers look to reform aspects of wholesale markets regulation, the UK may be poised to drift closer to the US.

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Financial Regulatory Observer 2022

The Financial Regulatory Observer spotlights selected topics currently driving regulatory and technological changes in the financial industry.

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Economy pumps the brakes on loan markets

Debt Explorer | Leveraged loan activity slows in the US, Europe and APAC as a volatile economic backdrop and the rising cost of debt starts to weigh on issuance

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Global PE activity succumbs to market pressures in Q3

M&A Explorer | In line with global M&A, private equity dealmaking experienced a dip in activity during the third quarter  

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Scaling up the energy transition

Our new report examines how corporates and capital providers are setting priorities, staying competitive and managing risk.

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Pivot potential: A deep dive into offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico

After years of blunted growth and false starts, the US is finally scaling up offshore wind, with the Gulf of Mexico as the potential new setting.

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The INDEX Act: A challenge to the voting influence of institutional investors that may yield unintended consequences

The Act's supporters say it would shift voting power from large investment advisers to individual investors, but the reality could be far more complex 

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Global M&A fails to impress in the third quarter

M&A Explorer | Q3 dealmaking reflected multiple downward pressures on the market, including rising inflation, stock market volatility, and the spiralling European energy crisis

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Latin America Focus

Outlook for 2023: Amid turmoil, opportunities

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Middle Eastern dealmaking builds on active 2021

M&A Explorer |  Overseas buyers, particularly from the US, UK, and Canada, propelled regional dealmaking in the first half of the year

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Global tech M&A continues winning streak

M&A Explorer | A string of megadeals powered dealmaking activity during the first half of the year

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Mining & Metals 2022: Putting the resilience rhetoric to the test

Is the mining & metals sector prepared for a global downturn?

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Investors eye rapid delivery business

M&A Explorer | Pandemic-fueled demand for delivery services is attracting investors looking for quick profits and low risk

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Recurring revenue reset?

Debt Explorer | As the technology sector cools and macro-economic headwinds build, lenders are reassessing the provision of recurring revenue loans

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US utilities M&A remains resilient in H1

M&A Explorer | Positive tailwinds such as the global shift to clean energy sources and the need to replenish infrastructure are driving dealmaking in the sector

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Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer.

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Debt Explorer

The White & Case Debt Explorer is an interactive tool that puts a wealth of leveraged finance data and more at your fingertips.

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M&A keeps Spanish debt market busy after volatile first half

Debt Explorer | After a bright first quarter, Spanish leveraged finance has been confronted by the same headwinds buffeting the wider European debt space—but a cluster of large M&A deals may keep the market active for the rest of the year

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European M&A issuance pauses for breath

Debt Explorer | M&A was expected to ease off the accelerator in 2022 following a blistering 2021, but questions remain about how long it will take M&A financing to catch up with dealmaking