Following a May election with the highest ever turnout (over 50 per cent), the new EU Commission is being formed. The Freshfields EU regulatory and public affairs team in Brussels offer insights on the new Commission’s priorities, including money laundering, digitalisation and sustainability.
What trends have we seen in the biggest US public M&A deals since 2015?
US M&A partners Peter Lyons and Matthew Herman discuss the results of their survey of the merger agreements for the top 40 US domestic and inbound deals by value over the last four years. They explore various aspects of these agreements, including deal leaks, risk allocation, changes in regulation and the effects of CFIUS.
Many people a keen to say they ‘own’ artificial intelligence. But what does that really mean? IP and technology Partner Giles Pratt is joined by associates Emily Rich and Sonja Mross to discuss the legal mechanisms being used to exert rights over AI – and the way courts around the world are treating this fast-evolving field.
Third-party funding has transformed the world of commercial disputes. In the first of a new series on international arbitration, our experts discuss how to get funding, what investors are looking for – and whether it changes the client/lawyer relationship.
Many corporate scandals only come to light when an insider lifts the lid on misconduct. But what protections do those individuals get from reprisals? Do companies have to keep their identity a secret? And who is responsible for policing corporate whistleblowing programmes? As the European Union introduces a new directive on whistleblower protection, our panel of international experts explain what companies need to know about whistleblowing in Europe and Asia.
In part 2 of this episode, partners Olivia Radin, Ali Sallaway and Mark Sansom discuss redress and resolution – from the differing attitudes of authorities to the impact of resolution on civil litigation proceedings.
Our EU regulatory and public affairs team in Brussels consider what we can expect from the upcoming parliamentary vote and how the results could affect future European legislation.
Double jeopardy: Where market misconduct and anti-competitive behaviour meet
In this, the first podcast in our series on market conduct topics intended for a financial services audience, Daniel Newton and Lisa Eger consider the overlap between what we would consider to be market misconduct in the regulatory sphere and areas that the competition authorities are now focussing on as anti-competitive behaviour.