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UK Supreme Court Finds Guaidó Is to Be Recognised as Venezuela’s Head of State in Gold Dispute

United Kingdom, Venezuela - January 26 2022 The decision clarifies the role of the English courts and the UK executive branch in the recognition of foreign heads of state and the ability of…

Cannabis Rethink Sparks PE Interest

European Union - January 18 2022 In years gone by, the prospect of significant PE investment in the cannabis industry would have been unthinkable for many. However, regulatory and…

New Year, New Considerations for PE Under UK’s National Security and Investment Act

European Union, United Kingdom - January 18 2022 The UK’s National Security and Investment Act (NSI Act), is now officially in force, granting powers to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy…

The Rise of the Competitive Scheme and Other Developments for Private Equity P2P Bidders

United Kingdom - January 18 2022 Amid stiff competition for attractive private targets, PE firms are competing more regularly against corporates and rival sponsors for listed targets…

Why Music Deals Sound Attractive to PE

United Kingdom - January 18 2022 Music deals, particularly the acquisition of rights to songs and recordings by popular music artists, continue to be attractive investments for PE…

ESG on the Rise in M&A Transactions

European Union, USA - January 11 2022 Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have become increasingly important for corporates in recent years, driven initially by investor and…

US Congress Passes Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

USA - December 20 2021 The UFLPA aims to clamp down on the import of items produced by alleged forced labor in and relating to the XUAR…

Tracking Stocks May Serve as a Tool for the ESG Pivot

Global, United Kingdom - December 10 2021 A relic of the dot-com era may prove useful in attracting investors seeking specific exposures that are ESG-aligned…

UK High Court Sanctions £10.1 Billion Annuity Book Transfer From PAC to Rothesay

European Union, United Kingdom - December 7 2021 The judgment clarifies the Court’s approach to proposed transfers under Part VII of FSMA, as well as the scope and application of s. 110(1)(b)…

US DOJ Emphasises Importance of Corporate Culture

USA - November 8 2021 UK companies should be aware of the increasing focus on corporate culture by regulators on both sides of the Atlantic…