September 17, 2018
Investment regulation continues to evolve with the US and UK leading the way.
How do businesses need to respond? US partner Mary Lehner is joined by UK partner Michele Davis and US Counsel Shawn Cooley to look at the implications of recent foreign investment review reforms across the US and UK.
July 25, 2018
Digital platforms have revolutionised the way we shop, the way we communicate and the way we book our holidays. But are they really as beneficial for consumers as they seem? Antitrust authorities – particularly in Europe – fear they may not be, and are starting to pay much closer attention to the way they work. Our experts take a look at this emerging battleground and discuss what the crackdown means for the platforms themselves – and the companies that sell through them.
June 26, 2018
Every company wants to become more ‘digital’. But what does that really mean? How do businesses do it? And what does the process involve from a legal perspective?
Matthias Koch, Theresa Ehlen, Richard Bird and Caroline Stroud share what they’ve learnt on the front line of digital transformation projects – from how to handle liability risk to the importance of collaboration and the best ways to drive cultural change.
June 15, 2018
The recent Fuji-Xerox deal made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
US partners Peter Lyons, Matthew Herman and Linda Martin, along with associate Marissa Yu, take a look at what happened – and what the takeaways are for your next major transaction.
May 24, 2018
From sentiment analysis on emails to optimising the recruitment process, people analytics are an emerging tool in human resources. But should employers use them to make decisions about their workers?
Partners Caroline Stroud and Boris Dzida discuss the legal – and ethical – issues people analytics raise.
May 18, 2018
US-style class actions are not the norm in Europe – but that may be changing.
Freshfields US litigation partner Linda Martin leads a conversation with three of her colleagues from around the firm – Michael Rohls (Germany), Mark Sansom (UK) and Jeroen van Hezewijk (Netherlands) – about recent developments in their countries, as well as what changes are on the horizon.
April 30, 2018
Deals are becoming more complex, more international and subject to increasing regulatory intervention.
Freshfields’ co-heads of global M&A, Matthew Herman and Bruce Embley, discuss how these factors and other macro events are affecting the likelihood of deal success.
April 27, 2018
Antitrust regulators exist to preserve competitive markets. But in a world where digital businesses can become very powerful very quickly, they are struggling to keep pace.
Partners Rafique Bachour, Bruce McCulloch and Kaori Yamada look at how authorities around the world are adapting their tools for the 21st century – and what this means for M&A.
April 5, 2018
Broadcom's blocked bid for Qualcomm broke new ground for foreign investment review on a number of fronts.
Freshfields’ co-head of global M&A, Matthew Herman, and US counsel Christine Laciak and Shawn Cooley take a deep dive.
April 5, 2018
Regulators are taking longer to look at international deals involving critical infrastructure and technology.
Matthew Herman, Freshfields’ co-head of global M&A, is joined by Germany partner Frank Roehling and US counsel Christine Laciak and Shawn Cooley to explore the current state of play for foreign investment into the US, the EU and Germany, and what the future holds.