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Real estate JV finance: Where does the capital come from?

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know

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Options for exiting a real estate joint venture

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know

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Target returns and distribution waterfalls: Why do they matter?

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know

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Battery Supply Chain

The market is buzzing with speculation and activity across the battery supply chain

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Why managing dispute risks in NPP projects is important

Understanding dispute risks inherent in all new nuclear power plant projects could go a long way in helping all involved to manage these disputes when they arise

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Real estate finance: Floating the idea of fixing

Costs associated with LIBOR's discontinuation could tip the scale in favour of fixed-rate loans in real estate finance

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Global opportunities for Taiwanese companies and investors

Managing your international business risks in 2019

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A break in the clouds: M&A in the first half of 2019

The US M&A market delivered a surprisingly robust first half, with total value rising 9 percent year-on-year. Volume, on the other hand, dipped 21 percent

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Private equity slows in 2019 as valuations continue to rise

Despite accumulating a vast, historic pile of capital for acquisitions, private equity has moderated its pace of buyouts in the first half of the year

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Sector Watch: Pharma and TMT lead the pack

The pharmaceutical, medical and biotech sector was number one by value, followed by technology, media and telecoms (TMT). TMT led by volume, followed by industrial and chemicals.

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Pharma chases innovation through deals

The need to replenish intellectual property has pushed the pharma industry to the highest-performing sector by M&A value

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Technology dealmaking stays buoyant

H1 2019 has seen deal value continue to climb in technology M&A, as digital disruption overtakes segments of the market such as fintech and Big Data

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Retail M&A falls as sector migrates online

M&A activity in the retail sector fell sharply during the first half of 2019, as uncertainty and digital disruption continue to put pressure on the sector

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Real estate M&A drops, but hopes are higher for H2

After a standout 2018, real estate M&A has dropped significantly in the first half of 2019, but segments of the market such as logistics and hotels have remained attractive

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SEC proposal would ease burden of certain financial disclosures on public companies

Proposed revisions to current financial statement disclosure requirements for business acquisitions and dispositions would simplify compliance while ensuring investors get the information they need

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Can the good times last? Four factors shaping M&A in the second half of 2019

Many of the factors that have underpinned recent M&A activity remain in place, but concerns are mounting

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Defying gravity: US M&A H1 2019

A rise in US mega-transactions more than made up for a drop in volume in the first half of 2019

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Managing economic and social change toward a sustainable future

In Tokyo, White & Case gathers leading thinkers on international business and trade policy from around the globe to explore what evolving economic and social change mean for Pacific nations—and to propose effective responses.

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Electric vehicles: On the cusp?

The EV revolution is fully underway. With the UK government committed to the eradication of emissions and automakers fully embracing EVs, a tipping point seems to be on the near horizon. 

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Restructuring the next wave of cov-lite debt

Cov-lite loans can leave lenders with limited restructuring options, but creative lenders will still find ways to bring debtors to the table

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Four steps to managing risks in desalination projects

As global water shortages worsen, desalination projects are likely to proliferate. Sponsors that can manage project risk will capture significant value while helping the world meet its water needs

Financial Institutions M&A: Sector trends - June 2019
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Stampede of the unicorns

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: fintech — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

Financial Institutions M&A: Sector trends - June 2019
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Consolidation continues at pace—mega-mergers on the horizon

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: banks — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

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Asset/Wealth management

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: asset/wealth management — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

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Payments

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: payments — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

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Stock exchanges/Clearing houses

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: stock exchanges/clearing houses — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

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Brokers/Trading service providers

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: brokers/trading service providers — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

Financial Institutions M&A: Sector trends - June 2019
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Credit cards/Consumer finance

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: credit cards/consumer finance — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

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Specialty finance/Marketplace lending

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: specialty finance/marketplace lending — H1 2019 and outlook for H2 2019

Financial Institutions M&A: Sector trends - June 2019
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Financial Institutions M&A: Sector trends — June 2019

We highlight the key European M&A trends in the first half of 2019, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward

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Financial Regulatory Observer – June 2019

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

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Connected cars merge with payment technology

As connected cars proliferate, auto, tech and financial companies will form alliances that raise familiar legal issues in new contexts

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Electric storage: From idea to action

Electric storage has been around for decades in the form of pumped hydro storage. But recent advances in battery and cutting-edge storage technologies have generated renewed interest in the benefits of storage.

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Rise of digital finance: Tokenising mining & metals assets

Can tokenised mining royalties and metal streams unlock a new investor base?

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Global economic headwinds do not worry dealmakers
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Outlook for M&A in Israel: Execs expect the bull run to continue

Our third annual survey finds that a bullish outlook and the ascendance of domestic and Asian buyers could make 2019 a standout year.

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Japan

Despite strong government support and growing capacity, a lengthy approval process may slow progress

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Offshore wind projects: Assessing the environmental impact

An overview of rules and developments in Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the UK and the US

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Restructuring in Turkey: A new paradigm?

As more Turkish companies begin to report liquidity issues and economic pressures begin to bite, successful financial restructurings are likely to become increasingly critical to the prosperity of the Turkish economy

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Financial Regulatory Observer – March 2019

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