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China Releases Draft Amendments to The Anti-Unfair Competition Law
Lake Dumbleyung Australia
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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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UK FDI Year in Review: a look at the first year of the National Security and Investment Act
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US M&A in review: Momentum can only take you so far

M&A started strong in 2022 with robust deal activity and megadeals dominating the landscape that was largely the result of unprecedented spillover from 2021.

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Private Equity in focus: Value slips as volume persists

The US private equity (PE) market in 2022 aligned overall with the broader M&A trend—activity eased off considerably, year-on-year, but remained above historic levels—and like the M&A market at large, it tailed off as the year progressed, but what does this mean for the year ahead?

Medicine
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PMB performs as pharma groups repurpose their portfolios

After a year of historic profits in 2021 following the mass roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines and related treatments, big pharma companies armed with cash for deals have been shifting their attention

Technology
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Technology leads the charge yet again

Technology continued to drive M&A activity in 2022 despite the odds being stacked against the sector

Oil pump jack
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Sectors overview: M&A activity ebbs across the board

With some rare exceptions—namely in the oil & gas and energy sectors—deal activity was down in 2022 as a sense of fatigue set in following a prolonged period of high deal activity and as inflation and rising interest rate concerns took center stage

Cryptocurrency
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Down but not out: Crypto takes a hit in 2022 but is not going anywhere

Never has the digital asset space experienced such a succession of high-profile implosions and steady flow of negative mainstream press coverage, leaving many to ask—what next?

Digital
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SPACs struggle amid regulatory uncertainty and volatile markets

As economic and regulatory headwinds gather, SPACs must adapt in order to position themselves for a comeback

Power plant
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The decisive decade: The race to net zero gets underway

The US made its energy transition intentions clear when the administration announced its commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050—the clock is ticking, but how will M&A play a part?

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Antitrust scrutiny intensifies as DOJ and FTC step up enforcement

The federal government continues to aggressively pursue its antitrust agenda, seeking to block several headline deals, rejecting remedy offers, increasing filing fees for the largest deals and setting out new guidelines

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ESG is increasingly critical in US M&A, but greenwashing concerns persist

Environmental, social and governance concerns are being raised in M&A transactions across the board as regulatory pressure continues to climb

Euro
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European M&A: The mighty dollar opens doors for US bidders

US bidders had the opportunity to capitalize on the strength of the dollar in 2022, which rallied as the Federal Reserve took action on its interest rate policy to curb inflation

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A flurry of activity early in 2022 sees real estate outperform

Real estate has historically shown resilience during challenging economic periods and is considered a reliable hedge against inflation—but not all assets are created equal, and dealmakers were highly selective in the transactions they pursued in 2022

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CFIUS: The FDI watchdog bares its teeth

2022 was a big year for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)—notification filings as well as mitigation agreements were both trending up, adding to the already challenging landscape for cross-border transactions

Supreme Court of US
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Notable decisions from Delaware courts

In the second half of 2022, Delaware courts issued several decisions affecting M&A deal-making

Manhattan, NY
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Possible return to “normal,” but it could take a while yet to get there: Six M&A trends for 2023

After peaking in 2021, the 2022 US M&A market was always going to seem slow by comparison—but what is likely to drive activity in the months ahead?

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The SEC scored record penalties in fiscal year 2022

Many were anticipating an enforcement crackdown by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the first full fiscal year under chair Gary Gensler and enforcement director Gurbir Grewal, and those expectations were certainly met

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Philippines Climate Change Report: Implications for Carbon Majors
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Amendment to the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations applicable to Investment Advisors and Credit Unions, for the remote onboarding of their customers
Madrid
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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

Columbus Circle, New York
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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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New Competition Regimes and Increased Antitrust Enforcement across the Middle East & North Africa
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South Africa exempts private generators from Generation Licence requirements
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Impact of Global Price Volatility on Damages Calculations in International Arbitration
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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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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FTC Announces New Filing Fees Up to $2.25 Million and Annual Changes to US HSR Thresholds (2023)
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NAVs meet margin loans: The rise in single asset financings
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EU Court of Justice confirms that the Intel effects-based approach applies to exclusive dealing and clarifies the narrow circumstances under which the conduct of distributors can engage the liability of a dominant company
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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

LIghthouse
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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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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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LexisNexis Market Tracker Trend Report: Trends in UK Public M&A deals in 2022
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Key Considerations for the 2023 Annual Reporting Season: Form 20-F and other FPI-Specific Considerations
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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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Empirical study: Provisional measures in investor-state arbitration (2023)
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EU Court of Justice clarifies the scope of the essential facilities doctrine in Lithuanian Railways
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CJEU clarifies GDPR obligation to disclose details of recipients
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2022 Half-year in review – M&A legal and market developments