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Africa Focus: Summer 2022
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Africa Focus: Summer 2022

Sustainably powering Africa’s development

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A bright future: Smart cities in Latin America

Smart city initiatives in Latin America have too often been overshadowed by high-profile projects in North America. But the tide is changing, and smart city projects throughout the region are gaining traction like never before.

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Cybersecurity: Legal implications and risk management

In an increasingly interconnected world, cyber risk is firmly at the top of the boardroom agenda, and having an effective data breach response programme is no longer optional.

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Latin America Focus: Fall 2021

Opportunities and challenges in post-COVID-19 Latin America

Taiwanese investors and businesses: Forging a path through global transitions
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Taiwanese investors and businesses: Forging a path through global transitions

Key legal developments in 2021 and their implications for Taiwan

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How changing attitudes toward data sharing could accelerate smart city adoption

The pandemic seems to have prompted people to rethink their attitudes toward sharing personal data, particularly when it is used to manage public health and provide essential services. Can this shift serve as a catalyst for smart city adoption?

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China and private equity fuel Asia's tech dealmaking in Q1

Emerging technologies attract increasing interest from dealmakers, buoyed by strong economic fundamentals and healthy macroeconomics

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Sponsor and lender demand are back

Jennifer Kloud and Mitchell Kinastowski from BMO Sponsor Finance speak with White & Case partner Jacob Schtevie about BMO’s approach to funding technology credits, the importance of financial sponsor relationships in the mid-market and the growing popularity of recurring revenue financings

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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - January 2021

We highlight the key European M&A trends in the second half of 2020, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.

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Funding Europe's broadband ambitions

Europe's recognition of the importance of fast and reliable connectivity predates the pandemic but as the demand for broadband connectivity has soared due to lockdown measures, how are countries across Europe placed for funding this high-speed provision?

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Software M&A shows resilience in challenging market

While not unscathed by the ongoing pandemic, software deals are proving to be resilient to the effects of lockdown

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Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Europe and Japan
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Online gaming M&A levels up

The online gaming industry has flourished amid stay-at-home orders

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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - July 2020

We highlight the key European M&A trends in the first half of 2020, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.

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Technology M&A remains resilient in the face of COVID-19 crisis

Technology dealmaking has continued apace in 2020 as M&A investors take advantage of the sector's resilience to transact

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Technology sector shows resilience during lockdowns

Remote working, online shopping and telemedicine have shielded the technology sector from the worst effects of COVID-19 lockdowns

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Accelerating change: From smart city to smart society

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some of the shortcomings of major cities in times of crisis. As the world searches for ways to make urban areas more resilient, smart city initiatives offer some of the answers.

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Unicorns trail-blaze the London financial services landscape

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: fintech — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - February 2020

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

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Human rights benchmarks: Corporate performance rankings on the rise

What businesses need to know for a strategic approach

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The business case for understanding human rights and ESG benchmarks

The strategic value of paying attention to areas that benchmarks assess

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How your human rights and ESG benchmarking scores may be improved

Thoughtful business participation in benchmark reviews

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The uneasy road toward a single EU market for fintech

Current rules fall short of providing a clear framework for a single European market for fintech companies.

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Battery Supply Chain

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

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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. 

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

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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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Rise of digital finance: Tokenising mining & metals assets

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

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Cross-border tech M&A in a disrupted world

Despite an uncertain economic and political outlook, tech companies are still doing cross-border deals, and activity in 2018 was remarkably strong.

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Strategies for protecting Taiwanese businesses from cross-border risks

Current approaches for managing global growth.

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Energy storage: Opportunities, key trends and market drivers

Deployment of battery storage technology is gaining pace, but it may struggle to reach its full potential until energy regulation and financing solutions adapt

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Blockchain and real estate: A global revolution in the making?

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise the way real estate is managed and transacted globally.

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Private equity in pole position
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Cybersecurity startups offer investment opportunity
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Due diligence: Cybersecurity at the portfolio level
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Cybersecurity: At the crossroads of risk
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Is blockchain M&A poised to accelerate?

US dealmakers are learning to navigate the complex world of blockchain M&A, but they will have to proceed with care in heavily regulated sectors

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Modernizing Europe's regulatory framework for outsourcing

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.

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Law & Technology: Risks and Opportunities from the Tectonic Forces at Work