Latest Thinking

Global perspectives and local insights from our legal experts

Filter by Location

Filter by Sectors

Filter by Services

Filter by Article Type

Recent Articles

07 February 2023

First steps – Spanish Government unveils comprehensive class action bill

New law will build on EU directive aimed at protecting consumers and marks a significant change in Spain's support for group actions
06 February 2023

The EU's forced labour regulation – A comprehensive assessment

Brussels' proposed regime will press companies to ensure their supply chains are free of forced labour
03 February 2023

Australian corporate crime & investigations watch list: key issues to watch in 2023

We explore corporate crime and investigations issues to watch in 2023, building off our round-up of key developments from the last year.
03 February 2023

Australia policyholder insurance highlights 2022

Our assessment of the key lessons for insurance policyholders based on last year’s top cases and market developments.
03 February 2023

New UAE Commercial Agencies Law comes into force

Last year, we published an e-bulletin on the key changes that had been announced to the draft UAE Commercial Agencies Law. Following the passage of Federal Law No. 3/2022 in December 2022 (the " Commercial Agencies Law "), these changes are now in-force. Below we have provided a re-cap of the key...
03 February 2023

UK Public M&A Monthly Activity Update: January 2023

In January 2023, there were three Rule 2.7 announcements made across the UK public M&A market and a further two possible offers announced.
02 February 2023


In the latest of our TechQuake series, we explore how emerging regulation will tackle ethical dilemmas as artificial intelligence spreads across borders and industries
01 February 2023

CMA announces new unit pricing practices review

The competition watchdog hopes its new programme will help shoppers spot value for money as households struggle with rising costs
27 January 2023

Introducing a UK Insurer Resolution Regime

The Treasury unveils plans for a new Insurer Resolution Regime in bid to remain at the forefront of international standards
26 January 2023

Drafting Contracts – Key Lessons From 2022

In our annual contract law update we consider a number of interesting contract law cases from 2022 which highlighted key points for those involved in drafting or managing contracts.
25 January 2023

M&A STANDPOINT: Formal sale processes: A useful tool to solicit offers or a last resort?

FSPs were created to encourage a competitive and confidential sale process under the Takeover Code, but often they may signal that a company has run out of options. However, a number of companies have elected to launch FSPs in recent months, so when is an FSP is the right choice for a company?
24 January 2023

Global M&A Outlook 2023: Automotive Electric and digital revolutions still drive M&A

The automotive sector is currently experiencing two inflection points at the same time: an electric vehicle revolution, as the industry transitions from the internal combustion engine (ICE) to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) including battery electric vehicles (BEV) as part of the wider...
24 January 2023

Global M&A Outlook 2023: Consumer 2022 was a challenging year compared to 2021

M&A in the consumer sector slowed throughout 2022 as compared to the buoyant trends in 2021. Macro-economic issues and global headwinds have meant a tougher environment for consumers, particularly with record-breaking inflation adding to the cost of living and turning the screws on household...
24 January 2023

Preparing for CBAM – The EU extends carbon policies despite trade tensions

The EU's controversial extension of its carbon market regime to foreign producers takes shape
23 January 2023

How hard is it? The Takeover’s Panel consults on guidance for exclusivity granted at the non-binding bid stage

Following two Takeovers Panel decisions that found pre-deal exclusivity and other deal protection arrangements to be unacceptable, the Takeovers Panel has now commenced consultation on proposed new guidance on deal protection granted in respect of non-binding proposals. Most importantly, the...