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Private Equity in Silicon Valley: Healthy Activity Amid New Concerns to Navigate
Private equity firms are expected to continue making significant investments in high tech, says Paul Hastings partner Alex S. Kaufman. Read More
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The Rise of Alternative Lending: Will It Cushion the Next Recession?
Regulating an industry is like squeezing a balloon: one side may get smaller, but the other side expands. In the same vein, bank lending became more regulated and stringent as a result of the last recession. Read More
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EU SCREENING OF FOREIGN INVESTMENTS
Negotiators reached a political agreement on an EU framework for screening foreign direct investments, and introduced an alert mechanism enabling regulators to act on short deadlines. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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CHINA-U.S. TRADE RELATIONS AT A TURNING POINT?
With the two nations at a unique point in their trade history, Vivian Lam takes a look at what may come next. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING
In the fifth edition of our comprehensive study, we examine the measures adopted to foster gender equality on boards of directors in 41 jurisdictions around the world. Read More
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CAN LAWYERS HELP TREAT CANCER?
Teri O’Brien explains how transactional lawyers in the life sciences space can help put money where it’s needed most. Read More
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A LOOK INTO THE U.S. PRIVATE DEBT MARKET
With the formation of larger private debt platforms, new investors are entering the market. Bill Brady and Matt Murphy share their insights on what lies ahead. Read More
Governance and Regulation
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PODCAST: THE “TRANSFORMATIVE” CFIUS BILL?
Scott Flicker takes a closer look at FIRRMA—the most consequential update to the review process overseen by CFIUS in the last decade. 
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR EUROPEAN PRIVATE DEBT?
Flexible global capital and a favorable regulatory environment continue to create positive conditions for those providing creative solutions. Luke McDougall and Diala Minott reflect on the key trends impacting the region. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
With requirements similar to GDPR, the Privacy Act is set to dramatically change the privacy landscape across the U.S. Read More
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Private Equity – Are We At A Pivot Point?
While we’re still a long way from private equity’s pre-crash glory days, transactions in today’s market are producing striking returns. Amit Mehta considers the outlook for PE. Read More Read More
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PODCAST: THE LATEST ON PROJECT BONDS
Cathleen McLaughlin and Alex Herman discuss trends in the project bond sector, including the types of projects best suited to bonds and what sponsors need to know.
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Direct Lending—A Mature Market?
In Spotlight: Credit Funds, we discuss the outlook for direct lending, including insights from jurisdictions across Europe. Read More
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Life Sciences: Outlook for the Year Ahead
From disruptive technologies and accelerating competition to the evolving regulatory environment, hear from our partners on the trends we see impacting our clients. Read More
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FCPA: Top Considerations for Boards
Nat Edmonds and Palmina Fava discuss the key issues for board members to keep top of mind when it comes to managing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance.
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Life Sciences & Antitrust: 3 Cases to Watch in 2018
The intersection of complex drug competition frameworks and antitrust laws continues to grow, with increased collaboration between the U.S. FDA and FTC on the horizon. Hear from our lawyers on three cases to watch in 2018. Read More
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Mitigating Risk to Business Data in China and Across Asia Pacific
As cybersecurity soars up the corporate and political agenda, we share our insights on how companies can mitigate their risk and ensure they are prepared to respond swiftly and effectively, should a data breach occur. Read More
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Reinventing the Retailing Model: A Tale of Two Futures
The relentless growth in online shopping is forcing real change in the retail sector – for shopping malls, developers, and investors alike. This is encouraging forward-looking stores and malls to reshape the retail experience in pursuit of growth. Read More
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Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Threat and Innovation
Companies must ensure their decision-making structure is appropriate to effectively tackle cyber risk. It is essential that risks are identified, ranked, mediated, and monitored regularly, and lines of accountability within the company are clear. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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Anti-corruption Investigations: Global Outlook
From the enactment of new laws to the changes that come with a new administration, the global investigations and compliance landscape is constantly evolving. Hear from our partners on recent critical developments. Read More
Future of Payments
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The Future of Payments Report
The Future of Payments, based on analysis by the Centre for Economics & Business Research for Paul Hastings as well as a YouGov survey of consumers and businesses, examines where we are now and attempts to look ahead. Read More
Governance and Regulation
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International Employment Law

The 4 Minute Update on the U.K. Employment Law Landscape
Suzanne Horne shares her perspective on the U.K.’s top issues, key legislation, and standout case law themes that in-house counsel and HR professionals should watch out for in the next 12 months and beyond. 
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Restructuring Outlook: Brazil and Mexico
Mike Fitzgerald and Joy Gallup sit down with Otávio Guazzelli, Managing Director, Moelis, and Ignacio Quesada, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, to discuss the latest developments—and where the markets are headed next.
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The New U.S. Administration: Outlook for Dealmakers
David Shine, Partner, Mergers and Acquisition Practice
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THE BOARD AS CREATOR AND PROTECTOR OF CORPORATE VALUE: ALIGNING WITH CHANGING EXPECTATION
As markets and their demands have grown in complexity, the range of issues that today’s boards have to tackle has steadily expanded. Read More
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CHINA’S CHAMPIONS IN THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY

Case Study: Xiaomi
Shou Zi Chew, Chief Financial Officer, Xiaomi
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Tara Giunta
Partner, Litigation Department
Washington, D.C.
Cybersecurity
Boards are facing new risks with increasing frequency and with swift implications for their companies, shareholders, executives, and themselves, particularly given the prevalence of activist shareholders. Read More
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FUNDS: THE CHALLENGES OF A RECORD BREAKING MARKET
As asset managers and alternative lenders seek to advance transactions, what are the developments opening up new opportunities? 
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The diversity 'sea change'
Jennifer Yount was featured in a Q&A session with Private Debt Investor where she noted that the private credit industry is a relationship business. Jennifer said, “Diversity can drive innovation by providing different perspectives to the same problem." Read More
Governance & Regulations
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EUROPEAN M&A: CAN THE BOOM SURVIVE BREXIT?
While political uncertainty is generally bad for business, the UK’s impending, uncertain split from the EU is doing little to dampen enthusiasm for M&A. Read More
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HOW WILL THE NEW CFIUS LAW IMPACT FOREIGN INVESTMENTS?
The new law should quicken and improve reviews of foreign investments in the U.S., according to Scott Flicker. Read More
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SECURITIES AND CAPITAL MARKETS GLOBAL OUTLOOK
What are the critical trends shaping investment opportunities? Our partners share their insights on what to watch for, with a spotlight on initial coin offerings. Read More
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TOP STAY AWAKE ISSUES FOR TECH DEAL MAKERS
What are the trends shaping opportunities for dealmakers? What are the biggest risks when it comes to protecting innovative companies’ IP? 
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WHAT ARE THE TOP ISSUES FACING ASSET MANAGERS?
Diala Minott and Bill Brady share U.S. and UK perspectives on the critical issues asset managers need to keep top of mind.
Governance & Regulations
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PRESIDENT TRUMP WITHDRAWS FROM JCPOA—SIX KEY TAKEAWAYS
What are the key issues to consider following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and re-impose sanctions on Iran? Read More
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The State of the U.S. Credit Markets
Developed in partnership with Thomson Reuters, our report examines the state of the U.S. credit markets, including the leveraged loan, syndicated sponsor, and direct lending markets. Read More
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The Year Ahead: Action Items for 2018
Disruptive technologies, accelerating competition, regulatory changes… the new year abounds with complex challenges and significant opportunities. Hear from our global team on the important actions for our clients to take in the year ahead. Read More
The Rule and Role of Law
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FT Special Report: The Rule of Law
As international companies navigate geopolitical and market tumult, the FT takes a closer look at legal and regulatory change, including EU data privacy, China pressing for more say on mergers, and the battle for supremacy on trade rules. Read More
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Payments

What's Next for Payments?
Chris Daniel provides his perspective on innovative developments in the payments sector, including virtual currencies, tokenization, and blockchain.
Governance & Regulations
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Extraterritoriality and the Rise of Litigation Risk
Cross-border, multi-jurisdictional investigations are the new normal. Few significant investigations are confined to only a single regulator, and many now involve three or more. This poses unique challenges for global companies. Read More
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In-House Counsel Guide to Ransomware Prevention, Preparedness, and Response
Because ransomware strikes with no warning, companies need to think ahead. Effective plans outline a company’s strategy to prevent, detect, contain, and respond to a ransomware attack. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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Against the Backdrop of a ‘National Emergency,’ Are Opioid Manufacturers Ready for the Enforcement Spotlight?
This has become, as recognized on the evening news each day, in the homes of people across all sectors of our society, a national crisis of increasingly epic proportions. Read More
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CHINA’S CHAMPIONS IN THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY

Panel: Investing Globally and Financing Growth
Tom Mitchell, Financial Times Beijing Bureau Chief moderates.
Governance & Regulations
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The SEC’s Relentless Focus on Cybersecurity
After WannaCry, head of enforcement says cybersecurity is the greatest threat to the industry. Read More
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THE DIGITAL BOARD: PROFITING FROM A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
The digital boardroom is still a work in progress. Read More
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Elizabeth Noe
Partner, Corporate Department
Atlanta
Over the last few years, boards have focused on an increasing variety of issues that affect company operations, including new areas such as cybersecurity and data protection Read More
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CHINA’S CHAMPIONS IN THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY

Panel: China's Global Champions
Tom Mitchell, Financial Times Beijing Bureau Chief moderates 
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THE YEAR AHEAD: ACTION ITEMS FOR 2019
As we head into what will surely be an eventful year, our lawyers share their perspectives on important actions for clients to take in 2019. Read More
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A Private Equity View of the Recession
Though the economy is currently thriving,some may interpret warning signs that the next recession is nearing. What should attorneys representing private equity clients do now to help cushion the economic impact that the next recession may inflict? Read More
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Ignorance Is No Longer Bliss: Practicing Law 10 Years After the Crash of 2008
The financial crash of 2008 caused a chain reaction that still reverberates today-not just economically, but also politically and in the legal world. Read More
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KNOWLEDGE, GEOGRAPHIC TIES STRENGTHEN ENERGY LENDING
Legal counsel can help companies negotiate the best terms possible, says Lindsay Sparks—reducing costs and garnering greater freedom to run their businesses. Read More
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PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT IN POWER INFRASTRUCTURE
Kfir Abutbul shares insights on opportunities for investors seeking solid returns on power projects—and the role private equity can play. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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“BRIBE DESTROYER” LAW ADOPTED IN ITALY
Italy introduced provisions aimed at fighting public sector corruption and increasing transparency requirements for private and corporate contributions to political parties and foundations. Read More
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DATA SECURITY IN THE CLOUD ERA
As data privacy and security enters a new phase of regulation and control, Sherrese Smith examines the developments and dividing lines in new EU and U.S. rules. Read More
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CALIFORNIA TAKES THE LEAD ON #METOO LEGISLATION
The #MeToo Movement has inspired the California Legislature to enact a series of new laws to prevent and eliminate sexual misconduct in the workplace. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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A National Framework to Regulate Fintech?
U.S. federal regulators released a series of recommendations that form a proposed national framework for companies engaged in fintech. What does this mean for our clients? Read More
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THE SECURITIES ACT OF 2020?
Has the time come for a new Securities Act to increase access to capital and re-energize the economy? Thomas Pollock makes the case in an opinion column for The Hill. Read More
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Mapping the Trends: The Global Employer Update 2018
In the new, expanded edition of our guide, we provide succinct updates on major employment law developments across 53 jurisdictions. Read More
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DOING PRIVATE DEALS PUBLIC STYLE
Mike Kennedy examines the emerging trend of private deals being done “public style”—and what this means for dealmakers and their lawyers.
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Life Sciences

Bridging the Value Gap in Life Sciences
Sam Waxman joins Naheed Kurji, President and CEO of Cyclica, to discuss how innovative partnerships are powering emerging growth companies.
Governance & Regulations
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Trade, Regulations, and Investment: Navigating at the Speed of Light
Increasing trade frictions raise the cost of conducting business across borders. How can you best position your company to maintain and grow business in major markets as key free trade touchpoints come under pressure? Read More
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IP: Virtual Walls to Protect Virtual Values
In structuring their long-term IP portfolios, boards need to secure their “patent space” by ensuring IP portfolios are current and clearly set out, defenses are robust, and there is a well-established supervisory system. Read More
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Responding to Complex Regulations

The New U.S. Administration: Outlook for Investigations and Enforcement
Tara Giunta and Tom Zaccaro, Partners, Litigation Practice
Governance & Regulations
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How U.S. IP Regulations Impact Chinese Companies
There have been several recent key developments in U.S. intellectual property (IP) regulations that Chinese companies – and foreign investors in general – should keep in mind as they pursue their strategies for growth. Read More
Governance & Regulations
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THE CROSS-BORDER DEAL AT A CROSSROAD: CHARTING A NEW DIRECTION
Will the recent seismic shift in popular political attitudes about globalisation affect the way that corporates tackle international expansion? Read More
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Responding to Complex Regulations

Brexit: What's Next for Our Clients
David Ereira, Partner, Restructuring and Finance Practice
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Chad Peterman
Partner, Litigation Department
New York
Technology
Convergence between the tech and life sciences sectors is likely to increase in pace over the next year. Read More
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WOMEN STILL STRUGGLE TO JOIN BOARDS WHERE TARGETS ARE ABSENT
Despite government initiatives, the number of female executive directors has increased only slightly Read More
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Bruno Cova
Partner, Corporate Department
Milan
For the boards of European companies, the challenges may seem, at first glance, obvious. Read More
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Ronan O'Sullivan
Partner, Corporate Department
London
It is unlikely that there will be much change in the governance and regulation of cross-border deals over the next 18-24 months. Read More

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Our report, produced with GC Magazine, examines how in-house counsel in the U.S. are taking innovative action to advance diversity and inclusion within their own organizations and across the profession. The report features in-depth interviews with the general counsel of more than a dozen leading global companies.
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Working with The Aspen Institute, we are reinventing our approach to pro bono, integrating it more closely with the firm’s legal practice. Our lawyers partner with fellows of the Resnick Aspen Action Forum, entrepreneurial leaders from around the world who are seeking to enact social change by turning their innovative ideas into positive action.
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The Future of Payments, our special report based on analysis by the Centre for Economics & Business Research as well as a YouGov survey, examines the range of alternative payment methods gaining ground as cash transactions decline in the U.S. and UK—and the barriers these new technologies face as they struggle to become mainstream.