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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CLO activity skyrockets in the US

Financial stimulus and sustained investor appetite for yield have seen US CLO issuance scale record heights  

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Buy-and-build boom sees add-on debt surge

Issuers are tapping institutional loan markets for add-on debt at a rapid pace as private equity firms turn to buy-and-build strategies to lower entry multiples and accelerate deployment  

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FDI on the radar screen

Governments around the world are tightening their scrutiny of foreign direct investments  

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President Biden Extends Safeguard Measure on Solar Products for Four Years, Doubles Tariff-Rate Quota for Solar Cells
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Two-Pillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy: 15% Minimum Tax for Multinationals
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Mining & metals 2022: ESG and energy transition – the sector's biggest opportunity

Against a backdrop of record commodity prices and the pressure for miners to boost their ESG credentials, the sector is seeking to position itself as a trusted partner in fighting climate change.

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ATAD III: Is the tide turning on shell companies?
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The greening of hydrocarbons
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Climate change disputes: The rise of rights-based claims
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The "Sun Beneath our Feet" – Geothermal power development in Asia Pacific
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COVID-19 – Guidance for International Employers
Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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Cross-border deals face increased CFIUS scrutiny

Increased sector scope and concerns around a more aggressive approach to identifying non-notified transactions is leading to rising numbers of filings

Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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Antitrust: Extended timelines and broader scope

The Federal Trade Commission is taking an increasingly stringent approach to antitrust investigations

Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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SEC enforcement ramps up

Dealmakers should be braced for a more aggressive stance under Chair Gary Gensler

Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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Financing likely to continue largely as is, despite inflationary worries

Borrower-friendly terms over the past few years have helped boost M&A totals—and a number of factors suggest the financing will not change dramatically in 2022

Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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Notable decisions from Delaware courts

In the second half of 2021, Delaware courts issued several decisions affecting M&A dealmaking

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European leveraged finance: From survive to thrive

European leveraged finance markets rebounded in the past 12 months, driven  by enthusiastic refinancing activity and a resurgent M&A marketplace, setting the  stage for a healthy year ahead

Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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Record breaker: US M&A 2021

US M&A had an extraordinary year in 2021, with total deal value reaching US$2.6 trillion—surpassing US$2 trillion for the first time

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Drug Pricing Issues to Watch in 2022
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Post COP26: Developing and Funding Energy Transition Projects
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Global private equity delivers groundbreaking 2021

Annual deal value more than doubled 2020’s total to reach all-time high  

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Global M&A hits new milestone in 2021

Deal value exceeded US$1 trillion in every quarter for the first time in history, in just one example of the record-shattering 2021.  

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Shining a light on the massive global surge in merger control filings

The data White & Case gathered from 58 of the most active merger control jurisdictions globally reveals trends and insights that can't be gleaned from data on single jurisdictions considered in isolation.

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Logistics deals deliver for investors as supply chains struggle

Logistics, packaging and shipments companies are using M&A to expand their service coverage and future proof.

Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective

A guide to navigating the rules for investing in countries that require foreign direct investment approval

Stock Market
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Global content battle pushes media dealmaking to record highs

Intense competition to deliver on-demand content accelerates dealmaking in the sector

Offshore Winds
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Lenders zero in on the fine print as ESG issuance surges

The rise in sustainability-linked debt issuance observed in 2021 has shown little sign of slowing down as borrowers continue to focus on improving ESG performance in response to investor demand.

SPACs on track to drive M&A leveraged loan issuance
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Debt financing gains traction as SPAC space matures

In a rapidly maturing SPAC market, sponsors are more frequently turning to debt financing tools to fund deals

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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.

Power
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Power
Latin America
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Latin American Energy
Managing construction risks in Asia-Pacific
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Managing construction risks in Asia-Pacific

There are many ways to resolve a construction dispute when it arises—but what are the best methods for mitigating risks, avoiding or resolving such disputes for projects based in Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam?

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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Private Equity
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Financing
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Financial Regulatory Observer - Autumn 2021

The Financial Regulatory Observer spotlights selected topics currently driving regulatory and technological changes in the financial industry.

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Unstable: the PWG's Report on Stablecoins
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Climate Change Litigation
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Everybody Needs Prior Approval! – The FTC Revives And Expands an Old Enforcement Tool over a Scathing Dissent
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Carbon Trading
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Deputy Attorney General Announces Reinvigorated Focus on Corporate Crime