World in transition: Four themes

We focus on four themes of change and how they are affecting companies and markets around the world.
In this way, we hope to contribute to a greater understanding of where the world is headed at a time of historic transitions.

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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) brings together countries to address global climate change issues.

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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact – Changing US regulation
International Arbitration
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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact – Changing EU regulation
Power
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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact – Carbon capture & markets
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Energy Security vs Energy Transition: Turbulence Ahead?
Capital Markets
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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact – Capital Markets & Islamic Finance
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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact – Government support & funding
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Scaling up the energy transition

Our new report examines how corporates and capital providers are setting priorities, staying competitive and managing risk.

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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact – Challenges facing Africa
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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact – Demystifying COP
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Energy security vs. Energy transition: Turbulence ahead?

Tokyo Back-to-Business Program Series 2022

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Mining & Metals 2022: Putting the resilience rhetoric to the test

Is the mining & metals sector prepared for a global downturn?

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How mining & metals companies can make ESG work in a downturn

Mining & metals companies have been increasingly focusing on enhancing their environmental, social and governance credentials in recent years as part of the energy transition. But with a global recession looming, will they be able to maintain their commitment?

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The green revolution of blockchain?
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Negotiations on Carbon Credits Expected to Continue at COP27
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Opportunities in a fossil-fuel based sector indispensable to the energy transition in Indonesia
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5 things you need to know about… Tech Consolidation
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Reality check: US M&A H1 2022

US deal activity saw an annual decrease in H1 of this year, but remains buoyant compared to pre-pandemic standards

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The Post-Pandemic Economy in the Americas
US LevFin 2022
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Resilient US leveraged finance markets navigate volatile backdrop
European SPACs data hub
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European SPACs Data Hub

After a record year of activity in 2021, European SPAC IPO issuance slowed in  Q1 2022. EU SPAC IPO proceeds totalled US$1.07 billion in Q1 2022.

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US SPACs Data Hub

Welcome to the White & Case US SPACs Data Hub, which provides a quarterly review and analysis of key drivers and trends behind US De-SPAC M&A activity and SPAC IPO activity.

FIG M&A Sector Trends - July 2022
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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - July 2022

We highlight the key UK & European M&A trends in H2 2021 and H1 2022, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.

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The Global ESG Regulatory Framework toughens up

A look at three key regulatory developments in the EU and US - proposed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and Reporting Directives and US SEC Climate Change Disclosure Rules

European NPLs: Smaller deals and a slower pace
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European NPLs: Smaller deals and a slower pace

The European non-performing loan landscape looks very different in 2022, with large deals driven by urgent government regulation supplanted by small but steady opportunities.

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Global Supply Chains: How will ESG, sustainability and circularity make a difference?
Transitioning from coal to renewables in Africa
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Transitioning from coal to renewables in Africa

Blocking funding for gas energy projects in Africa may seem like sensible climate policy. But is it?

Energy transition, funding African infrastructure and sustainable finance
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Energy transition, funding African infrastructure and sustainable finance

A conversation with White & Case partner Sibusiso Zungu

Africa's digital infrastructure transformation
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Africa's digital infrastructure transformation

Affordable, universal digital access is key to Africa's growth and development

China's pivotal role in supporting post-COVID growth in Africa
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China's pivotal role in supporting post-COVID growth in Africa

China's relationship with Africa is well established, deep and thriving on many fronts

Is "low-carbon" hydrogen a useful option for Africa's energy needs?
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Is "low-carbon" hydrogen a useful option for Africa's energy needs?

African policies can encourage low-carbon hydrogen production processes

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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Retail M&A driven by pandemic trends

Long-term consumer behavior triggered by the pandemic continues to catalyze deal activity  

Aviation
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From Here to There: Challenges in meeting sustainable aviation fuel targets
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Global Hydrogen Guide: Emerging Policy and Regulatory Initiatives – Edition 2
Liquid debt markets hit the brakes on restructurings
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Global PE activity slows in Q1 following blockbuster year

Private equity dealmaking was slow to pick up the pace in Q1, yet activity remained in line with pre-pandemic levels

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Global M&A market drops to pre-pandemic levels

While global dealmaking in Q1 was down from a blockbuster 2021, there are signs deal activity could pick up later in the year

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A range of tactics is needed to achieve a lower-carbon world
An aerial view of a mostly empty eight-lane highway in Beijing. A median divides the highway. One vehicle travels in one direction, and two travel in the other. Groves of trees surround the highway.
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Environmental, social and governance factors enter the mainstream