IBA Global Insight - April/May 2016

The content of IBA Global Insight magazine is written by independent journalists and does not represent the views of the International Bar Association.


Getting sport back on track

Doping and corruption scandals have ignited the debate over governance of the multi-billion dollar businesses that major sports have become. Global Insight reports on the challenges facing the IAAF, FIFA and WADA amongst other global bodies.


Pharma frenzy

The wave of M&A deals in the sector continues, as companies cash in on tax inversions while they can.

Brazil’s fight against corruption

Despite all the bad news there are grounds for optimism.


ASEAN: showing faith in a single market

‘...the AEC will have significant bargaining power in global markets...’

China’s war on pollution

‘If you do nothing to enforce [your laws] then you… authorise the conduct you sought to prohibit...’







Legal and business news
Human rights news
Comment and analysis

Global: People power

With the Paris Agreement on climate change relying on governments voluntarily taking measures to cut emissions, there’s a growing body of opinion that it could lead to increased citizen action – and litigation for inaction.


United States: Changing of the American guard

The death of one of America’s highly influential Supreme Court justices is always a significant moment – even more so in an election year.


Asia: Can the steel game be played fairly?

The ‘dumping’ of cheap steel from China into global markets continues to cause economic damage.