Providing rapidly globalizing member firm clients with one-stop access to high-quality multinational corporate/M&A services in major business centers worldwide was the original reason World Law Group's founding members formed the network. Today, at least one WLG “Key Contact Partner” at the vast majority of our member firms is a senior corporate partner, deeply experienced in large and mid-sized cross-border transactions involving both publicly listed and private companies.
Invariably, these individuals are also members of World Law Group’s International Corporate Transactions Group. In addition to their ability to bring just the right people from their own firms’ large corporate practices to work on large, cross-border or multinational deals in any industry, they meet regularly to share experiences with and insights on new legal developments and their impact on structuring various kinds of transactions.
Many members have worked together frequently on complex matters including stock and asset acquisitions, tender offers, mergers, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, recapitalizations, structured auctions and roll-ups. Others bring a special focus on private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, securities law and related fields.
The year 2018 witnessed ongoing volatility in global markets, fueled by geopolitical uncertainty, rising trade tensions and slowing world economies.
The second quarter of FY2019 continued the Department of Justice's bounce-back (at least somewhat) from its down year in FY2018. Based on our count, DOJ recovered nearly $589 million from 43 settlements and one judgment.
The debate in Finland surrounding corporate social responsibility is quite vigorous at the moment due to a series of worrying revelations, for example, in the private healthcare sector.