Cybersecurity risks in mergers and acquisitions transactions

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Cybersecurity risks in mergers and acquisitions transactions

Acquiring a company could mean taking on its digital operations and its past present and future data security issues. This means in many cases that an effective cybersecurity...

18 September 2018
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European Commission Announces Screening of Takeovers from Third Countries

The European Commission has taken steps to address foreign investments in the EU.

09 October 2017
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Private equity leads the way in corporate governance

A recent government paper has tentatively proposed that a voluntary “governance code” should be drawn up and applied to certain privately-held, economically significant companies and LLPs.

16 December 2016
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Marketing and other communications with clients under MiFID II

We examine changes to the requirements regarding client communications (including marketing) under MiFID II.

14 December 2016
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Invest Europe releases a standard form ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire

Invest Europe has released a standardised ESG DDQ for fund managers and their portfolio companies

09 December 2016
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What does Trump's election mean for the private equity and venture capital industry?

We speculate what might be in store for the private equity and venture capital industry, at least as regards the narrow question of regulation and tax.

18 November 2016
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The vital role of the European Investment Fund

The EIF has become invaluable for many venture and smaller buyout funds; a number of which may not have been raised without the EIF's cornerstone investment and subsequent...

11 November 2016
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MiFID II – client classification, agreements, reporting to clients and telephone taping

We examine various conduct of business obligations for firms when dealing with clients under MiFID II.

10 November 2016
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European regulator takes action on venture capital passporting fees

Under AIFMD, marketing a private equity or venture capital fund in the EU has either got somewhat easier, or considerably harder – depending on access to a marketing...

04 November 2016
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MiFID II – the new regime for direct electronic access

MiFID II will introduce a comprehensive regulatory regime governing direct electronic access to trading venues.

01 November 2016
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Ban paying - or feeding - the Piper: the MiFID II Inducements Regime

The latest in the long running series of regulatory attempts to ensure that it is only the firm’s client who can call the tune played.

27 October 2016
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