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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Representatives of the US’s biggest stock exchanges have questioned the SEC’s plan to change how markets work by altering the current “maker-taker” system and imposing new transparency and conflict-of-interest rules on...more

New European Commission proposals aimed at promoting growth and investment in Europe

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission has proposed a series of reforms to strengthen and further centralise supervision of the European capital and financial markets at the EU level with the aim of creating stronger and more integrated...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Uber’s got more than a spot of bother on its hands in London after this morning’s announcement that the company’s largest market in Europe won’t renew the ride-hailing service’s license to operate in the city (citing “a lack...more

Go West? What the NYSE Has to Offer for Gulf IPOs

by Bracewell LLP on

Saudi Aramco’s planned IPO has put the region’s companies in sharp focus for global investors. As GCC nations continue to experience shifts in economic activity, including less government spending, more companies (both state...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: Currency risk: Here to stay

by White & Case LLP on

Tom Speechley, Partner at The Abraaj Group, examines how private equity GPs are managing the associated risks of currency volatility in emerging markets There is no doubt that currency volatility has been one of the major...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: To hedge, or not to hedge?

by White & Case LLP on

David Fann, President and CEO, TorreyCove Capital Partners outlines some possible options for currency risk management within a private equity portfolio....more

China Shuts Down ICO Market

For the past few months, issuers of token sales or “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) have known that they were, to some extent, sailing in unchartered waters. Those waters have just gotten a bit murkier with an announcement by...more

International Business Leaders Talk Chinese Investment, Automotive Trends, and Millennial Employees at Global Carolina Connections

Global Carolina Connections hosted its fifth annual global business conference on August 9 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. The formation of the Global Carolina Connections Conference is a direct...more

Brazil to Enact Expansive Labor Law Reforms

by Littler on

On July 11, 2017, the Brazilian Senate approved the Labor Reform Bill, which is now before the president for signing. The Labor Reform Bill is one of the current administration's main projects to reignite the economy and make...more

Private capital update: Plenty of dry powder, but few targets of opportunity

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

If there were a few overarching themes of the first quarter of 2017 in the private capital community, they would be the following: The fundraising environment remains robust, but capital continues to flow...more

EU Retail News - May 2017

by Bryan Cave on

Fashion is all about making the old new again, and the well-established concept of a joint venture as a mechanism to extend a brand’s global reach is currently on trend explains Carol Osborne. What is new about the latest...more

Proskauer’s 2017 Global High-Yield Bond Study

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Proskauer’s Leveraged Finance Group has released its 2017 Global High-Yield Bond Study, which provides dealmakers, issuers and investors with an in-depth look at deal terms and trends in the high-yield bond market. The...more

SEC Staff Relaxes Limitations under 1940 Act to Permit Certain Global “Master-Feeder” Arrangements, Although Obstacles Remain

by Dechert LLP on

The Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 8, 2017 issued a no-action letter (Staff Letter) in response to a request from Dechert LLP for assurance under Section 12(d)(1) of the Investment Company...more

M&A Market Update

MergerMarket data shows that global deal activity in the first quarter of 2017 has so far remained resilient despite geopolitical uncertainty, with 3,554 deals worth $678.5 billion announced, representing an 8.9% increase in...more

Green Bonds – An Introduction

by White & Case LLP on

Since their introduction in 2007, Green Bonds issuances have exponentially increased in volume and have become part of the lexicon of environmental finance. Simply defined, Green Bonds raise funds for new and existing...more

Janet Yellen And The Fed Make It Happen – Interest Rate Hike – US Stock Markets Like It

As expected and reported on the blog last week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her team raised the Fed’s key interest rate by 0.25 percentage point today. While it’s the third time that the Fed has increased rates since the...more

Asset-backed sukuk: Is the time right for true securitisation?

by White & Case LLP on

In the 'conventional' finance space, asset-backed financings have proved a successful method of funding social and civil infrastructure. However, in Islamic finance, asset-backed sukuk have not yet taken off. The...more

European leveraged debt fights back: Despite a tough year, leveraged debt is facing up to challenges with renewed resilience

by White & Case LLP on

A new era for leveraged debt in 2017 - What to expect for the international financial markets in 2017? If 2016 is any guide, perhaps the mantra should be “expect the unexpected.” For every dire prediction we read...more

"Regional Focus: Asia"

A number of economic and political factors, both domestic and international, influenced M&A and capital markets activity worldwide in 2016. Skadden attorneys Christopher W. Betts, Will H. Cai, Z. Julie Gao, Bradley A. Klein,...more

"Regional Focus: Europe"

Skadden attorneys James A. McDonald, Elizabeth Robertson and Robert W. Stirling in London; Pascal Bine and Olivier Diaz in Paris; and Matthias Horbach and Stephan Hutter in Frankfurt provide insights on the developments...more

European leveraged debt - 2016 in review: Refinancing rules debt as issuers look to take advantage of circumstances

by White & Case LLP on

HEADLINES: ? Issuance improves in Europe after Q1 slump ? US issuance also sees post-Brexit bounce, but still down year-on-year ? Refinancing rules debt as issuers look to take advantage of circumstances ? Slow...more

"Mergers and Acquisitions: 2016 Update"

Global mergers and acquisitions volume in 2016 declined from the record levels set in 2015, but activity was nonetheless strong by historical standards. Value of global deals was approximately $3.7 trillion, an annual total...more

The King (of Asian Investment Treaties) is Dead. Long Live the King?

by BakerHostetler on

For U.S. companies looking to protect their investments in Asia from political and regulatory risk, one large door may have closed, but another could be opening. While U.S. domestic politics seem to have put an end to the...more

Trade Issues for Asia Business in 2017: A Look Beyond Headlines at TPP’s Demise and Emerging RCEP Trade Agreement

by White & Case LLP on

Press coverage about trade in Asia after the election of Donald Trump predominantly has framed a narrative that China stands to benefit from the demise of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the expense of the...more

State Aid: What we now know

by Hogan Lovells on

This week, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, set out the UK Government's long-awaited position on what the UK out of the EU should look like. The announcement of what is generally thought of as a "hard Brexit" negotiating...more

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