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German Government Tightens Rules for German Investment Control Covering M&A Transactions by Foreign Acquirers
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 26 2017

There has been a surge in political initiatives for stronger investment control at the German and European level as a result of increased outbound M&A


Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, July 2017
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 25 2017

On 16 June 2017, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and its subsidiary The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Exchange") launched a


Brexit could make cross-border M&A a difficult process
  • Ashfords LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 24 2017

Research published by Deloitte has shown a marked increase in the value of cross-border M&A between the UK and other European


German government amends German foreign trade and payments ordinance to widen control of foreign takeovers of critical German companies
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 24 2017

On July 12 the German Federal Government adopted important amendments (the amendments) to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (the


EU Top Cross-Border M&A Target in Q2 as China Returns to the Deal Table
  • Baker McKenzie
  • China, European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2017

Despite a backdrop of continued political turbulence, cross-border dealmaking held steady in Q2 2017, driven by deal activity involving the EU


People and Reward - What's new in the world of work? Summer 2017
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2017

On 29 June, a number of fashion brands and retailers, global trade unions and NGOs signed a renewed Bangladesh Accord, to improve and increase safety


Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, July 2017
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 19 2017

On 26 June 2017, the European Commission (the "Commission"), published guidelines on the methodology to be adopted by certain large companies and


Germany Strengthens Foreign Investment Control: New Rules to Thoroughly Screen Investments in Enlarged Number of Key Industries
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 19 2017

Germany ends its longtime liberal approach to foreign investments by increasing its intervention possibilities at national level and by lobbying a


ESMA Brexit Opinions - Investment Management
  • Maples and Calder
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 19 2017

As flagged in our previous update, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") has published three further Brexit focused opinions. These


Finance and Capital Markets Newsletter (Portugal) - 2nd Quarter 2017
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union, Portugal
  • July 19 2017

As part of the program regarding the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing at an European level, on April 11, 2017, the Government presented to the Parliament the Draft Law No. 72XIII