Market Intelligence

Respected opinion, expert judgement

 

Lexology GTDT: Market Intelligence provides a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory landscapes in major jurisdictions around the world. Through engaging, easily comparable interviews, the series provides the legal profession's thought leaders with a platform for sharing their views on current market conditions and developments in the law.

Market Intelligence offers readers a highly accessible take on the crucial issues of the day and an opportunity to discover more about the people behind the most interesting cases and deals.

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Global panel led by Jason Chipman and Benjamin Powell of WilmerHale

Cybersecurity continues to represent a growing risk for companies around the world, with cyberthreats posed by nation states, commercial competitors, company insiders, transnational organised crime and ‘hacktivists’ continuing to grow on a global basis. 

Dispute Resolution

Global interview panel led by Simon Bushell of Seladore Legal

For us, in the UK at least (and I suspect in many parts of the EU), Brexit has been a major talking point for over four years.

Cartels

Global interview panel led by Dr. Hans-Jörg Niemeyer of Hengeler Mueller

Hengeler Mueller leads a global interview panel analysing key economies and private damages actions.

Project Finance

Global interview panel led by Aled Davies and Alexander Borisoff of Milbank LLP

Although 2019 got off to a sluggish start, activity did pick up over the year and the slight decrease in overall deal volume compared to 2018 was offset by the total value of deals in 2019 amounting to over US$350 billion (up from US$328.7 billion in 2018).

R&I

Global interview panel led by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Across the globe, businesses from a wide variety of industries have commenced insolvency proceedings in response to company specific factors or local economic trends.

M&A

Global interview panel led by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

The first nine months of 2019 have been a boom to some areas of M&A activity and have been verging on a bust for other areas.

Labour & Employment

Global interview panel led by DLA Piper

A common theme throughout 2019 has been an expansion of efforts to protect employees, freelancers and independent contractors from unsafe or inappropriate workplace conditions and to promote a more respectful, inclusive and positive workplace environment.

Anti-Corruption

Miller & Chevalier Chartered lead the global interview panel

International anti-corruption efforts continue to attract attention from companies, investors and governments of both exporting and host countries, and, in many places, populations in general.

Private Equity

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett leads the global interview panel

During the first half of 2019, global mergers and acquisitions deal volume measured in dollars dropped from 2018 levels, with less cross-border M&A activity stemming from political uncertainty involving trade policy in the US.

Shipping

Global interview panel led by Kevin Cooper of MFB Solicitors

Each year, the shipping industry faces new challenges resulting from changes in global politics and economics. 2019 is no exception, with political uncertainties, environmental measures, new technologies and cyber threats being the major drivers of influence. 

Merger Control

Global panel led by Thomas Janssens, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Global M&A activity reached record levels in 2018, but did so against a backdrop of political turmoil and added regulatory hurdles, leaving the rate for failing deals at the highest that it has been since the 2008 financial crisis.