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Recent Developments in the UK Market

Charles Martin

Activity levels at the time of writing in the UK M&A market are substantially down, both in volume and value terms, over the equivalent time last year.

Hedge Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Cash-Settled Equity Swaps - New Controversies in Public M&A

Maximilian Schiessl - Hengeler Mueller

While global M&A markets have been negatively affected by the crisis in the financial markets, there is a worldwide debate about the role of hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds and whether and how their activities should be made more transparent and subject to tighter regulation.

A Three-Point Immigration Manifesto For Chief Legal Officers and Outside Counsel

Angelo A Paparelli

This article will help avoid assorted immigration nastiness from ruining an otherwise stellar legal career.

Life Science patent litigation

Ina vom Feld

Wolfgang von Meibom

The framework of life science patent litigation is exceptional in various ways.

Are foreign agents allowed to operate in Switzerland?

Paul Gully-Hart

Peter Burckhardt

In the course of international mutual assistance proceedings, Switzerland may be requested by a foreign authority to allow an infiltrated agent to act on its territory.

Recent development in the investigation and prosecution of serious fraud in the UK

Harry Travers

Shaul Brazil - BCL Burton Copeland

It is no exaggeration to say that there is an atmosphere of crisis in the UK concerning the investigation and prosecution of serious fraud.

Information exchange or promotion - The commission's proposal on information to patients on prescription-only medicinal products

Ian Dodds-Smith

Silvia Valverde - Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

Society's interest in health issues has greatly increased in recent years with patients becoming ever more health conscious. Patients want to be informed of both established treatments and treatments under research. Many have access to detailed information from a variety of sources through the internet.

The Credit Crunch: Credit Provision and Distribution

Mark Campbell

The global credit crunch which began in the summer of 2007 was prompted by a number of factors. One of these was a model of banking known as "originate and distribute". How did this come about?

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