Corporate Law – selected highlights

Merger control

A Business Law International article on managing the merger review process of global deals

Legal due diligence guidelines

Published by the Corporate & M&A Law Committee, with contributions from various other IBA Committees

International trade

Fears grow for the future of the WTO as US changes tack

Cybersecurity guidelines

Produced by the IBA’s Presidential Task Force on Cyber Security

Climate change

Mary Robinson, James Thornton and John Cruden on the urgent need for governments and business to redouble efforts on global warming

Brexit & employment

Does an agreement of a ‘settled status’ for EU citizens in the UK offer enough certainty to attract foreign workers?

Herbert Smith Freehills

Senior partner James Palmer discusses law firm strategy and corporate governance, among other issues

Corporate and M&A Law

Committee articles for corporate, compliance, private equity and M&A practitioners

Merger controls in China

A Business Law International article on cases and developments in Chinese merger control law

Saudi IPO

The sale of a small stake in Saudi Aramco is set to be the world’s biggest initial public offering

The Chinese economy

Jim O’Neill, Chris Saul and James Palmer on the huge impact of China on the world economy

French ‘duty of vigilance’ law

New legislation requires large businesses to properly assess human rights risks during their day-to-day operations

UN Global Compact

General Counsel Ursula Wynhoven discusses the intersection between business and human rights

Business Human Rights Committee

Committee articles relating to CSR, sustainable development and social performance

Threats to competition

Assessing the implications of the proposed Murdoch takeover of BSkyB and AT&T’s T-Mobile deal

Peter Rees, Royal Dutch Shell

The company’s Legal Director on energy sector challenges and the role of general counsel

Climate change and role of lawyers

Mary Robinson, Al Gore and Mohamed Nasheed on climate injustice and the COP21 talks

Inside an IPO

What’s the best way for in-house lawyers to navigate the financial markets?

Pharma frenzy

Assessing the current wave of M&A deals and tax inversions in the pharmaceutical industry

SPA trends

A Business Law International article on recent trends in share purchase agreements in Europe and the US

Lawyers as Leaders

UN Global Compact and IBA training video on corporate sustainability role of legal counsel

Closely Held and Growing Business

Committee articles on legal issues relating to the creation and growth of successful businesses

The global financial crisis

Christine Lagarde, Ben Bernanke and Chris Dodd on the need for ongoing reforms in the world of finance

Strategic transactions

A jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction guide to the role of the board of directors in strategic transactions

China going private

The potential in the Asian superpower's M&A market – and the impact on law firm strategies

Corporate Law sessions

Filmed sessions from Corporate and M&A Law conference sessions going back to 2014

Shareholders’ agreements

A practical guide to the legal rules on shareholders’ agreements in contributing jurisdictions