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.

Labour & Employment

Global interview panel led by DLA Piper

Unquestionably, a significant challenge facing most employers globally over the past year has been the coronavirus pandemic. This has predominated over everything else, as employers have attempted to survive economic challenges to their business due to covid-19, while also maintaining a safe and productive work environment.

M&A

Global interview panel led by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

The first half of 2020, characterised by the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, evoked activity levels reminiscent of 2008 and 2009, with deal volumes falling 32 per cent from 10,155 deals in the first half of 2019 to 6,938 transactions in 2020.

Merger Control

Global interview panel led by White & Case LLP

Merger control has seen a number of developments in 2020, some related to the repercussions of the covid-19 pandemic, others born out of the ambitions and changes sought by individual competition authorities or unexpected jurisprudence.

Digital Transformation

Global interview panel led by Kemp IT Law

Nebulous and potentially boundaryless, digital transformation can be challenging to articulate clearly.

Private Equity

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett leads the global interview panel

During the first half of 2020, global M&A deal volume and value measured in dollars experienced a significant reduction from 2019 levels, with less cross-border M&A activity in large part due to the direct and indirect business impacts of, and market uncertainty stemming from, the covid-19 pandemic.

Artificial Intelligence

Global interview panel led by Lee Tiedrich of Covington & Burling 

Artificial intelligence research and adoption continues to expand across many geographical regions and industries, including healthcare, financial services, mobility, energy, transportation and logistics.

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.

Shipping

Global interview panel led by Kevin Cooper of MFB Solicitors

Although, at the time of writing, it is only a few months since covid-19 caught global attention, the impact on the shipping and insurance industries has already been significant.

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.