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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.

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.

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.

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. 

Cartels

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

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

Dispute Resolution

Simon Bushell of Signature Litigation leads the global interview panel

In the last year’s global trends, I began with some observations around Brexit and the fact that political and economic turbulence tends to generate disputes, making London (among other key legal centres) very buoyant in and around the Commercial Court and the London Court of International Arbitration.

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.

Project Finance

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

Project finance started with a whimper in 2018. In the first quarter, global project finance loans were down 30.8 per cent year-on-year...

R&I

Global panel led by David Ward, Larry Ellis and Ben Goodis of Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock leads the global interview panel

M&A

Global panel led by Alan Klein, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

The first nine months of 2018 have been a boom to some areas of mergers and acquisitions activity and have been verging on a bust for other areas.

Anti-Corruption

Global panel led by John E Davis, Miller & Chevalier

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