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Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 2.4.16

Beware the toxic debt hangover, a nasty side effect of years of the aggressive stimulus policies governments and central banks around the world have engaged in to ramp up their economies. Trillions of dollars of bad loans,...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 230-What Are Data Analytics in Compliance, with Joe Oringel-Part 2 [Video]

In this second part of a two-part series I conclude my visit with Joe Oringel on the use of data analytics in a best practices compliance program. ...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 2.3.16

In what would be the largest acquisition of a foreign corporation ever, state-owned ChemChina is nearing a deal to purchase Switzerland’s Syngenta (besting US-based Monsanto’s overtures to do the same). The deal could help...more

Record breaker: US M&A in 2015

As the dust settles from the explosion of US M&A activity in 2015, it is fitting to reflect on the forces that fueled the boom and consider what last year’s trends may tell us about the year ahead. The record year...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 2.2.16

News has emerged from China that online finance company Ezubao, a purported peer-to-peer lender, was running a Ponzi scheme that “bilked investors out of more than $7.6 billion, spent lavishly on gifts and salaries and buried...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 229-What Are Data Analytics in Compliance, with Joe Oringel-Part 1 [Video]

In this first part of a two-part series, I visit with Joe Oringel on how a compliance professional can use data analysis in a best practices compliance program. ...more

Financial Services Weekly News - January 2016 #4

Regulatory Developments - Under Review: Deposit Insurance Assessments for Small Banks - On Jan. 21, the FDIC approved revised proposed rules on risk-based federal deposit insurance assessments for small banks...more

Reminders for Public Companies for the 2016 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season

This memorandum summarizes key developments that public companies should consider in drafting their disclosures and reviewing their existing corporate governance policies and procedures in preparation for the 2016 annual...more

A legal overview of M&A and financing transactions in Nigeria's oil and gas sector

1 Overview of M&A transactions - 1.1 Emergence of local champions - 2015 was a relatively robust year for M&A transactions in Nigeria's oil and gas industry. The majority of the transactions involved divestments...more

"Volatility Continues in US and European High-Yield Markets"

The continuation of a strong M&A market in both the U.S. and Europe, energy companies returning to the U.S. market and quantitative easing in Europe resulted in a strong first half of 2015 for U.S. and European high-yield...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 226-Top Bribery and Corruption Issues from 2015 [Video]

In this episode I review some of the top issues around anti-corruption from the past 12 months. ...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #2

MoU between CMA and FCA on consumer protection powers - CMA has published on MoU establishing a framework for cooperation between CMA and FCA on the use of concurrent powers under consumer protection legislation. The...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 225-Top 5 FCPA Enforcement Actions from 2015 [Video]

In this episode I detail the top five FCPA enforcement actions from 2015. ...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2016 Edition: Enhanced Investment Opportunities in 2016 for U.S. Financial Investors and...

While for some years, profitable and market leading private equity backed companies pro-actively pursued acquisition opportunities in the U.S., U.S. buyers are increasingly looking to Germany and other parts of Western Europe...more

Guide To Doing Business in Australia and New Zealand (Mandarin version)

This publication has been prepared to provide an overview to foreign investors and business people who have an interest in doing business in Australia and New Zealand. The material in this publication is intended to provide...more

Legal Trends: Private Equity

ONE | OILPATCH PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES - Between June 2014 and December 2015, the price of a barrel of oil was cut roughly in half, resulting in a significant downturn in the earnings of companies with...more

Trending in 2016: Six Anticorruption Developments to Watch

With huge international scandals, such as those involving FIFA and Petrobras, dominating media coverage, bribery and corruption issues remained at the forefront for many throughout 2015. But what will the next year hold? ...more

Legal Trends: Mergers & Acquisitions

The value of Canadian deals announced to date in 2015 (all figures as of December 1, 2015) totalled approximately C$374.1-billion (US$293.5-billion), reflecting a 51 per cent increase over 2014 on an annualized basis. Deal...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 224-Mat Kelly and Radical Compliance [Video]

In this episode I visit with former Compliance Week Editor Matt Kelly on his new venture, Radical Compliance. We geek out on Dodd-Frank, SOX, auditing, revenue recognition as they all relate to compliance. ...more

Legal Trends: China

Buyers listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges will become more active in the international M&A marketplace in 2016, creating new avenues for liquidity for Canadian investors and new challenges for Canadian...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 1.4.16

Welcome back. Let’s get right to it. With the new year only a few days old, there’s still plenty looking back going on. Here’s some analysis of the monumental year in deals—all $4.7 trillion-worth—that was marked not...more

Examining Growth Strategies for Different Markets [Video]

Pepper partner and managing partner of the firm’s New York office, James D. Rosener, recently spoke on the Corporate Dealmakers panel focusing on “Examining Growth Strategies for Different Markets” for The Deal Economy...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 12.16.15

The Fed’s Open Market Committee will wrap up its December meeting today, and big [long-awaited, honestly this time] news on rates is expected by afternoon. Here’s your continuing coverage – NYTimes and WSJ [and your 5 things...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 220-May the Podcast Be With You, Part IV. A New Hope [Video]

In this first of a 3 part series celebrating the original Star Wars trilogy, Jay Rosen and I unpack Star Wars Episode IV. A New Hope from the compliance and translations angle. ...more

Investing in Morocco

Over recent years, Kingdom of Morocco has created a legal and regulatory framework very attractive for foreign investors. In addition to its political stable environment, a recent series of tax treaties with numerous...more

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