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Industrials and chemicals M&A moves into the digital age

While market uncertainty surrounding tax reforms and NAFTA negotiations caused sector deal value to take a hit in 2017, technological convergence continues to generate a healthy level of deals.

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Searching for the next big thing: Healthcare M&A

The hunt for blockbuster drugs is driving activity within the sector, while technology firms’ increasing presence in the market will be an area to watch in 2018.

Retail
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Pursuit of scale drives consumer M&A

The race to consolidate resulted in a flurry of megadeals in 2017, while the disruptive impact of technology on consumer behavior continues to generate activity

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Consumer and financial services power into 2018

The consumer, energy, financial services and tech sectors had standout years in 2017.

Wall Street
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Insurance deals power financial services M&A

Insurance assets are attracting dealmakers due to low capital requirements and steady cash flows. Established fintech providers are using M&A to expand geographically

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Four key trends moving the M&A needle in 2018

M&A's strategic relevance will ensure transactions continue to close in the face of geopolitical uncertainty. But trends in four areas—taxation, technology, PE, and antitrust—could define the coming year of dealmaking

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Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017

US dealmaking remains robust, as M&A's strategic value remains as relevant as ever.

Technology
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Why you need cybersecurity risk management

Cyber risk — best practices for incident preparedness and response

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The new FIDIC rainbow: A major departure or just an update?
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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - December 2017

Opportunities and challenges for M&A in the European financial services sector

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Financial institutions M&A trends: Banks

Bank appetite for dealmaking picks up

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Financial institutions M&A trends: State-aided banks

Damage control tops the agenda for state‑aided banks

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Financial institutions M&A trends: Fintech

Stars align for fintech M&A as the bull run continues

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Financial institutions M&A trends: Asset management

Acquire or be acquired: Three reasons why asset managers are consolidating

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Financial institutions M&A trends: Market infrastructure

Regulation and technology overhaul financial market infrastructure

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Financial institutions M&A trends: UK consumer credit

Growth in specialty finance, but payday lenders continue to experience pressure on profits

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Maritime and offshore restructuring in Singapore: A safe harbour?

The new laws have made Singapore more attractive for companies looking to restructure, but will it become the jurisdiction of choice for Asian debt restructurings?

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American import? The growth of securities and class action litigation in the UK

The significant build-up of class action knowhow among claimants, litigators and litigation funders is creating a litigation culture in the UK that is closer to the US than it has ever been.

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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — United States
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — China
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — France
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Germany
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Russian Federation
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Australia
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Japan
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Canada
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — United Kingdom
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — European Union
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Italy
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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Finland
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Four project risks that can impact the success of Petrochemical projects

Increasingly popular "project on project" structures for refinery and petrochemical projects have a number of advantages, but also expose project sponsors and financiers to a host of potentially costly risks in the absence of preventive measures.

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Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

Global alternatives to prosecution when a corporate is facing a criminal investigation

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Brexit: Rebalancing your European workforce

Whatever form Brexit takes, international companies with operations in the UK are planning ahead to retain access to the EU market

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How private equity is powering financial services M&A

After stepping into the space vacated by traditional banks and strategic investors following the financial crisis, private equity has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in financial services dealmaking.

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United States: Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes
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Canada: Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes
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United Kingdom: Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes
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European Union: Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes
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Japan: Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes