The financial services industry is undergoing a radical transformation. Companies that can navigate this uncertain terrain will retain a competitive edge.
Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer
The implications after South Africa's debt rating downgrade
Private equity firms find opportunities as volatility continues to dominate the financial markets
Green bonds allow sovereign issuers to tap into new pools of capital and meet their international environmental obligations. However, there have been only two sovereign green bond issuances to date.
Strong fundamentals drive US dealmaking despite macro-economic and political uncertainties
To ride the rising wave of AI, financial services companies will have to navigate evolving standards, regulations and risk dynamics—particularly regarding data rights, algorithmic accountability and cybersecurity.
Identifying opportunities and successfully implementing inorganic growth strategies are key to remaining competitive and winning market share
The complexities and challenges associated with decommissioning offshore oil and gas assets have dampened M&A activity in the past—but change is coming
Investors continue to flock to Israel, as innovation and technological advancements create fertile ground for M&A
Potential business advantages are emerging worldwide, despite future uncertainties.
Welcome to the first issue of the Financial Regulatory Observer, our digest of regulatory change and technological disruption facing the financial services industry.
Miners find themselves in the spotlight once again as the perceived sins of the past return to haunt management teams soon to be swimming in cash
Multinational corporations face a maze of gender pay gap reporting requirements—meeting them is vital
The record set for Chinese outbound M&A in 2015 and 2016 could become the new normal if China successfully manages short-term challenges.
The maturing nature of the non-core infrastructure space has now opened the door for institutional investors to move into the space
In the 'conventional' finance space, asset-backed financings have proved a successful method of funding social and civil infrastructure. However, in Islamic finance, asset-backed sukuk have not yet taken off.
Despite a slow start to the year and an uncertain political outlook, US M&A accelerated into 2017.
Despite a tough year, leveraged debt is facing up to challenges with renewed resilience
With miners staging a recovery on equity markets in 2016 and China concerns easing, growth is back on the agenda. But the recovery is not without its challenges and uncertainties.
The algorithms that power fintech may discriminate in ways that can be difficult to anticipate—and financial institutions can be held accountable even when alleged discrimination is clearly unintentional.
Fintech has evolved from being a disruptive threat to a major opportunity for financial institutions. The possibilities for dealmaking and M&A are almost limitless.
Electric energy storage is on the cusp of a commercial breakthrough. Are markets and regulators ready?
Five years since its inception, the UK Bribery Act has significantly raised the bar on corporate liability and shaken up existing rules on tackling corruption.
State aid rules remain one of the decisive factors in dealing with distressed bank situations. But uncertainty remains over whether governments should be able to intervene and rescue banks in danger of failing.
The latest EBA stress test results paint a broadly positive picture for Europe's banks but high levels of non-performing loans continue to weigh down heavily on Europe's banking sector.
While the commodity super cycle is a distant memory, China's recent wave of outbound acquisitions is helping to prop up global mining M&A.
Financial institutions and regulators that harness the opportunities and manage the risks of adopting regtech solutions will reap big rewards.
Interest in companies that deliver technological innovation has boomed in recent years, thrusting fintech into the mainstream.
Japan's corporate governance reforms hold promise of real change.
Both Japan and China have significantly increased their commitment to invest in Asian infrastructure, but steps must be taken in a number of other areas to unleash the region's full potential.