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Featured Articles: Corporate

Role of the Target’s Board in Control Transactions from a Governance Standpoint

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Cyril Shroff, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

India is expected to remain one of the fastest-growing economies in the world on the back of favourable demographics and reforms in the legal and regulatory framework. In this article, Cyril Shroff of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas discusses the evolution of corporate governance within the Indian market.

M&A and Governance Practice Area Review: Austria

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Clemens Philipp Schindler, Schindler Attorneys

In this article, Clemens Philipp Schindler at Schindler Attorneys assesses the Austrian corporate market over the past year, including deal activity and developments across various sectors from real estate and financial services to TMT and energy.

Market Trends and New Issues in Canada – 2018

Market Trends and New Issues in Canada, 2018 - Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

Michael Gans and Alex Moore, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

Michael Gans and Alex Moore of Blake Cassels & Graydon explore the recent trends affecting the Canadian M&A market. Notably, in a departure from the typical reliance in the Canadian market on natural resource deals, the past year brimmed with innovation, including a focus on opportunities in the tech space and cryptocurrencies, and the emergence of the Canadian recreational cannabis industry.

2017 M&A and Governance Practice Area Review: Austria

Clemens Philipp Schindler, Schindler Attorneys

By Clemens Philipp Schindler, Schindler Attorneys

In this article, Clemens Philipp Schindler explores the recent trends in the corporate world in Austria including deal activity, the development of the real estate and construction sectors and both public and private M&A transactions. 

M&A and Governance 2017: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal has brought together Nick Miller at Hunt & Hunt, Roman Shulyar at Phenomena and Sergio Michelsen at Brigard & Urrutia to discuss key issues facing corporate lawyers and their clients today.

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Analysis: Corporate

M&A and Governance 2019: Analysis

Over the course of our research we worked to recognise the leading figures in the global corporate market. We identify those who stand out internationally for their dazzling skills in managing a spectrum of corporate transactions, ranging from takeovers to acquisitions to IPOs, and advising clients on an array of corporate issues, including shareholder activism, takeover defence and regulatory compliance. We highlight 1,379 lawyers across the globe who are true experts in the field.

M&A and Governance 2019: Trends & Conclusions

The international M&A market is closely linked to the global economy and as many of the top lawyers and law firms regularly support clients on large-scale cross-border deals, the vitality of economies in other jurisdictions is a critical factor of their workflow. Despite political and economic uncertainties in some of the world’s biggest markets, including the USA, UK and Europe and China, the M&A market remains healthy and there is significant activity in a wide variety of jurisdictions for major corporate transactions. In addition, the size of the deals closing is increasing. EY’s analysis of the US market in 2018 showed an 8 per cent increase in volume over 2017, and a 55 per cent increase in the dollar value of deals over 2017. At the time of writing, nearly halfway through 2019, these trends seem to be continuing, with practitioners around the world telling WWL researchers that M&A work continues to be strong in a variety of sectors. Indeed, one source affirmed that “there is a lot of work around, especially when you think back to 2008”.

M&A and Governance 2019: Foreign Investment Review

For the first time, WWL has identified the leading names globally for foreign investment review. Here we reveal 191 lawyers who stand out for their work assisting clients in complex cross-border investment and regulatory frameworks governing the field.

M&A and Governance 2018: Analysis

We are delighted to present WWL’s definitive guide to the world’s corporate legal market, highlighting the foremost practitioners handling M&A and corporate governance work worldwide.

This edition features over 1,800 listings from more than 480 firms across 83 jurisdictions and pinpoints the most highly regarded lawyers across Europe, North America and the rest of the world.

M&A and Governance 2018: Trends & Conclusions

The global M&A market has experienced a rollercoaster of activity over the past few years. Commentators hailed 2015 as the year of the mega-deal, but 2016 – perhaps due to the extent of political uncertainty – saw a slowdown around the time of the Brexit vote. However, the European market has since picked up: although M&A values dropped globally in 2017, in Europe the numbers have risen by 14 per cent since 2016, according to Mergermarket.

M&A and Governance 2017: Analysis

Our largest ever survey of the corporate transactional world has yielded a total of 1,407 lawyers around the world from 459 firms in 85 countries. The practitioners listed are known for their outstanding abilities assisting clients with the very highest-value M&A transactions, including private equity deals and joint ventures. We also highlight those lawyers who excel at advising clients on the day-to-day running of their businesses – experts in shareholder issues, directors’ duties and other aspects of company law. The editorial below highlights the standout attorneys from around the world.

M&A and Governance 2017: Due Diligence Accountants Analysis

For the third year running we are delighted to present our comprehensive analysis of the world’s leading due diligence accountants, highlighting 230 prominent names from 50 firms across 48 jurisdictions.

The Big Four accounting firms – PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, EY and Deloitte – once again dominate the research, comprising almost three-quarters of the total listings between them. Meanwhile we also highlight smaller outfits who are home to some of the foremost names in the field. 

M&A and Governance 2017: Trends and Conclusions

Throughout the world 2016 was a significant year: political upheaval and economic uncertainty were at the forefront of our respondents’ minds during our research, as the US elections and Brexit caused some concerns about deal activity. Although most were positive about the current and future states of the market, some regional and sector-specific concerns were noted. However, overall the legal market remains strong and the concept of a “non-busy M&A lawyer” continues to be somewhat oxymoronic.

M&A and Governance 2016: Analysis

WWL's definitive guide to the corporate legal market features over 1,600 lawyers from more than 450 firms across 89 jurisdictions. In this analysis, we highlight the firms and individuals that stand out for their presence in our global research.

Among the dominant US firms we recognise the transatlantic offerings of Skadden, Sullivan & Cromwell, Cravath, Cleary Gottlieb, and Paul Weiss, as well as Wachtell's first-class New York practice and Delaware’s Richards Layton & Finger. Meanwhile, Stikeman Elliott and Blakes lead the way among Canada’s national firms.

Freshfields top-ranks in both London and Frankfurt, closely followed by Linklater’s highly rated London and Düsseldorf offices. London-based Slaughter and May, and German outfits Hengeler Mueller, Gleiss Lutz, and Noerr are also widely recognised in these key markets.

The most highly regarded individuals in both our M&A and corporate governance chapters are highlighted, as well as the leading due diligence accountants as recommended by their peers and clients.   

Trends in the Corporate Market 2016

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In 2015, mega deals were back on the table as companies gained in confidence due to the improving economy. In the first half of 2015 alone, 28 deals valued at more than $10 billion took place – together amounting to $678.1 billion, the highest value and deal count for any H1 period on Mergermarket’s record, and a mammoth 87.2 per cent leap in value with 12 more announcements compared to H1 2014. Overall, 2015 saw almost $4.9 trillion worth of deals according to research by McKinsey & Company: a 37 per cent rise in deal value from 2014.

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