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Scotland to host historic dialogue between global leaders in ethical finance

2nd edition of Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) taking place in Edinburgh this September to convene leaders from Banking, SRI, ESG and Islamic finance, hailing from both developed and emerging markets.Held under the patronage of the Scottish Government and hosted by the Royal Bank of Scotland, The Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) is an initiative...

Google’s AlphaGo Defeats Chinese Go Master in Win for A.I.

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The software’s victory over the world’s best player of the Chinese game demonstrates how artificial intelligence can increasingly outperform humans at complex tasks.Read More

Even Harley-Davidson Can’t Resist the Tug of Overseas Factories

HONG KONG — President Trump has held up Harley-Davidson as a pillar of American manufacturing.“We’re proud of you! Made in America, Harley-Davidson,” Mr. Trump said to the company’s leather-clad top executives in February as five of its motorcycles rumbled on the White House lawn.[Video: FULL - President Donald Trump Greets Harley Davidson...

Ford, Trudging Into the Future, Ousts Mark Fields as C.E.O.

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor was the American automaker savvy enough to avoid bankruptcy when industry sales collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. Then it rode economic recovery and cheap gasoline to record sales and profits. But what looks like success can turn upside down quickly in Detroit these days.The latest evidence came Monday when Ford...

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to unveil on Tuesday a $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 that would cut deeply into programs for the poor, from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments, laying out an austere vision for reordering the nation’s priorities.The document, grandly titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,”...

Legal

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017: Philip Zeidman

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017: Philip ZeidmanWe are delighted to present Philip Zeidman, senior partner in DLA Piper’s Washington, DC office, with our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.Philip Zeidman attended Yale University, and Harvard Law School, before beginning his legal career as a trial attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and subsequently...

Firm of the Year 2017: Clifford Chance

Firm of the Year 2017: Clifford ChanceClifford Chance has been named Global Law Firm of the Year 2017 at the Who's Who Legal Awards which were announced on 15 May 2017 at Plaisterers’ Hall, London.This year marks the fourth time Clifford Chance has received our award for global law firm of the year. An undisputed leader in the international legal...

India – Galloping Towards an Open FDI Regime

India – Galloping Towards an Open FDI RegimeBy Cyril Shroff, Cyril Amarchand MangaldasCyril Shroff assesses India’s recent reforms to its FDI regime highlighting key legislative developments and what this means for the future of corporate activity within the country. Foreign investment laws in India have changed dramatically since the start of...

2017 M&A and Governance Practice Area Review: Austria

2017 M&A and Governance Practice Area Review: AustriaBy Clemens Philipp Schindler, Schindler AttorneysIn this article, Clemens Philipp Schindler explores the recent trends in the corporate world in Austria including deal activity, the development of the real estate and construction sectors and both public and private M&A transactions. Deal...

M&A and Governance 2017: Roundtable

M&A and Governance 2017: RoundtableWho’s Who Legal has brought together Nick Miller at Hunt & Hunt, Roman Shulyar at Phenomena and Sergio Michelsen at Brigard & Urrutia to discuss key issues facing corporate lawyers and their clients today.To what extent have recent government policy and regulation on transactions impacted the market?Nick...

Deals

Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in First Half of 2017

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts a six percent increase in the total number of M&A deals announced globally in 1H 2017 compared to 1H 2016, setting a new record for annual first half global announced deal count.“The fact that...

Could protectionism stop your dealmaking? - Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report released

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the volume of future merger and acquisition (M&A) announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in the preparation stage or have reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.Along...

​Elementis significantly increases the scale of its personal care business with US$360 million acquisition of SummitReheis

Acquisition adds a high quality business with significant potential for further growth in the attractive personal care segmentElementis plc (“Elementis” or the “Group”) today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SRLH Holdings, Inc. (“SummitReheis”) from an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”)...

Global M&A is having a moment with best start to year since 2000

With pent-up demand from 2016 and the challenges of an unpredictable U.S. administration ahead, companies seeking to get deals done kicked off this year with a bang.Global M&A activity amounted to $224 billion in January, the highest volume since 2000 in the first month of the year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For the first time since 2008,...

Mourant Ozannes advises East African mining company on LSE main market listing

Mourant Ozannes' Guernsey corporate team has advised on the successful admission to trading by way of placing of Rainbow Rare Earths Limited (Rainbow Rare Earths), an East African mining company, on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.Rainbow Rare Earths, incorporated and registered in Guernsey and administered by Artemis Trustees Limited,...

Acq Lite

Woman Loses 40 Pounds so She Can Donate Kidney to Ailing Facebook Friend

Being fat may be harmful to a person’s own health – but being overweight doesn’t usually threaten the life of your friend as well. Except that is the exact situation in which this 33-year-old restaurant worker found herself. Earlier last year, Rebekah Ceidro was browsing Facebook when she saw a post by her The post Woman Loses 40 Pounds...

Did You Know Breathing Deeply Can Boost Your Empathy?

Want to efficiently put yourself in someone else’s shoes? Try taking a deep breath. That’s because this new study has found that people who are better at being more physically aware of themselves through meditation or mindfulness are more empathetic and understanding of others. According to these researchers from the The post Did You Know Breathing...

Nicki Minaj Quietly Sent Funds To An Indian Village – it is Now Totally Transformed

Every celebrity has a cause close to their heart – and Nicki Minaj is no exception. The hip hop artist posted on Instagram over the weekend, spotlighting the development of an Indian village which she has been nurturing into the modern age. For the last few years, Minaj as reportedly The post Nicki Minaj Quietly Sent Funds To An Indian Village –...

Blind Boy Receives Heartwarming Response in Braille From Nintendo

This fifth grader may be blind, but he loves playing video games. Because of Hibiki’s visual impairment, he can only play certain games that utilize sound as an indicator of what’s happening. His favorite games are Nintendo’s four installments of the Rhythm Tengoku series. That’s why Hibiki’s dad helped him to write...

Tribe Donates 200 Defibrillators to Law Enforcement: “It’s about saving lives”

These law enforcement officers will be able to protect and serve better than ever before, thanks to their compassionate Native American neighbors. The Snoqualmie Tribe of King County, Washington just donated 200 defibrillators to the King County Police Department and the Snoqualmie Police Department. The donation comes after local police forces made...