New EU-Vietnam FTA Enters into Force
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has quickly evolved from a local issue to a global crisis. In addition to the tragic human loss, the disease is having and will continue to have a profound economic impact. On this page we will be providing regular legal updates on issues affecting our clients’ businesses around the world. Below is a list of our published updates.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to escalate, ensuring wellbeing of employees is paramount, but it is not the only challenge. There is a vast sway of operational and legal issues that businesses must address, too.
Investor sentiment has begun to recover, but ratings downgrades and higher pricing continue to keep loan markets on alert
Our global team has prepared the following FAQs to provide financial institutions with a cross-border perspective in navigating the governmental/regulatory response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, global M&A value dropped to the lowest half-yearly total since H1 2010
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, total buyout volume in the first half of 2020 dropped 23% annually, while value fell 30%—less than half the rate of decline of overall M&A
Our global team can provide advice on eligibility for governmental financial assistance measures on a global basis.
French M&A activity has suffered steep falls because of COVID-19, but green shoots are emerging as lockdown measures ease
Technology dealmaking has continued apace in 2020 as M&A investors take advantage of the sector's resilience to transact
The megadeals of 2019 may be off the table for now, but deal activity across healthcare and pharmaceuticals has proven resilient through the COVID-19 crisis
Low prices and excess supply have pushed oil & gas balance sheets to the brink, which means raising traditional debt will remain difficult and restructurings are expected
Practical advice on restructuring processes and considerations
Remote working, online shopping and telemedicine have shielded the technology sector from the worst effects of COVID-19 lockdowns