Pressure mounts on States to recoup public funds
We highlight the key European M&A trends in the first half of 2018, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward
M&A is an imperative for stretched state-aided banks
Supply chains are inherently complex. They lack interoperability and are plagued by inconsistent or unavailable data.
Deficits in defined benefit pension plans remain front-page news — particularly in the wake of recent high-profile insolvencies. They are a critical issue for any M&A transaction as the Pensions Regulator expands its already extensive enforcement powers.
As technology removes physical borders from the securities industry, international financial institutions must remain vigilant to ensure their business activities do not violate US regulations.
Digital transformation has become a key topic across financial institutions' board rooms. Yet the regulatory framework for the implementation of technological innovations still lags behind.
An overhaul of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by its acting head has ruffled feathers and heralded a less aggressive enforcement regime.
A package of reforms aimed at tackling non-performing loans will have far-reaching consequences for European banks.
Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer
Global demand for Israeli tech assets is pushing deal activity to new highs, while domestic firms increasingly seek scale abroad.
In the past 18 months, Japan’s regulator has tackled Big Data, introduced greater disclosure and conducted a high-profile, parallel merger review.
Has the disclosure standard for companies been raised in the EU?
When it comes to mergers within the digital landscape, the greatest challenge for regulation is to strike the right balance as regards enforcement. How are EU authorities taking action and what does this mean for the innovation economy?
An increase in cases has been seen as a warning that the EU is ramping up its response to potential conglomerate effects. What can merging companies do to prepare for a challenge?
Regulators in key global markets are increasingly demanding remedial action to allay competitive concerns.
The European Commission is paying greater attention to investors who hold stakes in multiple companies in the same industry and considering how this concentration of influence might have an anti-competitive effect
Effective handling of antitrust issues can help businesses bolster their negotiating position—whichever side of the deal they're on.
Global economic growth is back on the agenda and companies are once again looking to position themselves for success by pursuing mergers and acquisitions. But what are the prerequisites for success in an increasingly disrupted world?
The evolution in private equity means that forward-thinking firms are adding early-stage review to their merger strategy.
The European Commission is increasingly concerned that market consolidation will harm innovation and has changed dramatically the way it examines the impact of mergers on innovation. Merging parties should be prepared for it.
Whether it is 'hard' or 'soft', a UK exit from the EU will mean a very different dynamic in terms of merger control
Gun-jumping has been in the crosshairs of competition-law enforcers for the past decade, and recent developments show authorities across the world are taking an even tougher line
When European Union Courts overrule European Commission decisions on transactions, finding a solution to the situation can be challenging for parties to the deal
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The complexities and challenges associated with decommissioning North Sea offshore oil and gas assets have dampened M&A activity in the past—but change is coming.