The combination of Brexit, the Trump Administration, and China’s tightening grasp on capital, appear to have created a perfect storm that is hampering M&A activity. Is the future for M&A really as bleak as some commentators fear?
Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the continuing relevance, power, and reliability of international arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism remains a very welcome example of stability.
There is no dedicated and standalone focus on health in the Brexit negotiations. The final position will be affected by multiple negotiation streams, so businesses must prepare for a wide range of outcomes.
The UK financial sector thrives on confidence, underpinned by a well-developed and respected legal system. Brexit has knocked global confidence in the UK market, but businesses can still rely on the predictability of the English law system.
One of the less publicised but nonetheless important aspects of Brexit is whether or not UK companies will be able to maintain a free flow of personal data between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
International investors should be poised to adapt their analytic methodologies for evaluating how trade and investment treaties can enhance and protect their cross-border investments during the Trump Administration and post-Brexit.
The cancellation of US involvement in the TPP, and its potential withdrawal from NAFTA have sparked considerable anxiety over the loss of protections and opportunities both investment treaties afford. But there are alternatives.