Tuesday 7 February 2012
The shifting dynamics of the global economy are giving rise to difficult questions. Although sovereign wealth funds tend to be passive investors, worries remain that their approach conceals aggressive intent.
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The chairman of White & Case – a global firm with an annual revenue of US$1.3 billion – discusses the financial crisis, emerging markets and the challenges for the profession.
Austerity, riots and spiralling prison numbers have led to major legislative responses from the UK Government, which have been heavily criticised by leading lawyers, NGOs and the House of Lords. The IBA met with Justice Secretary Ken Clarke and put their concerns to him.
Egypt recently completed its first free elections for six decades. Yet the army, Islamists, liberals and old guard are still vying for power. IBA Global Insight meets those involved in the transition, including leading presidential candidate Amr Moussa, former Secretary-General of the Arab League.
Sixteen years ago, Erivaldo Santos abandoned his job in a bank and became a judge. He is now renowned in Brazil and beyond for his innovative, award-winning projects.