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EMPLOYMENT LAW & IMMIGRATION | M&A | FCPA | TAX | STARTING A BUSINESS/ “DOING BUSINESS IN” GUIDES | INVESTMENT | EDUCATION | PRIVACY | PRIVATE EQUITY | FINANCIAL SERVICES| OTHERS

EMPLOYMENT LAW & IMMIGRATION:
◊◊ European Union Labor and Employment Law Outlook 2016
The “European Union Labor and Employment Law Outlook 2016” summarizes EU labor market developments, the Agenda of the EU Commission and new legislation in 2016.
Published at BNA Bloomberg, read this publication by CMS Hasche Sigle here.

◊◊ Comprehensive U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Overview
Provided by Ogletree Deakins, Click here: NIV Chart – 2017 Version-EACC to download the document.

M&A:

◊◊ CMS European M&A Study 2018
The CMS European M&A Study 2018 provides insight into the legal provisions of merger & acquisition (M&A) agreements, makes comparisons across Europe and with the US and identifies market trends. CMS analysed private M&A agreements relating to both non-listed public and private companies in Europe for the eleven-year period 2007 – 2017.Our new CMS European M&A Study 2018 covers more than 3,650 deals. We focus on the 438 CMS deals in 2017 and the 2,488 CMS deals in the period 2010 – 2016 by way of comparison.In analysing the 2017 market, we report on current market standards on risk allocation in M&A deals, comparing 2017 against 2016 and the previous seven-year average in 2010 – 2016
Download the report: CMS European M&A Outlook 2018

◊◊  Scanning the horizont: European M&A Outlook 2018
The optimism amongst dealmakers we reported in autumn last year was well-founded: the market has remained buoyant but the question now is can this optimism survive in the current fractious international political environment? by CMS here

FCPA:
CMS International Guide to Anti-bribery & Corruption Laws
Bribery and corruption is a growing concern for businesses in all sectors and jurisdictions, although some involve greater inherent risks than others
This guide offers a broad overview of the anti-corruption laws across 26 countries (including: United Kingdom, Ukraine, Switzerland, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Russia, Romania, Poland, The Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Germany, France, Czech Republic, China, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Austria, Albania and more).
Read the Guide by CMS here.

TAX:

◊◊  Taxation trends in the European Union: 2018 Edition
The report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway, which are Members of the European Economic Area.
Download the report here.

STARTING A BUSINESS/ “DOING BUSINESS IN” GUIDES
◊◊ EY Europe Attractiveness Survey 2019 
EY’s Europe Attractiveness Survey 2019 finds foreign direct investment into Europe declined in 2018 – but a strengthened skills base and infrastructure, especially in digital, will keep it ahead of the game. Although Europe fares well compared with other regions, appetite to invest there has dropped to a seven-year low. A cocktail of economic and political uncertainty, not just in Europe but around the world, has caused businesses to throttle back on foreign investment.
Read the full report by EY,  here. 

◊◊ Legal Considerations For Establishing Operations in The United States: A Guide to the Business And Legal Climate In The United States
The business climate in the United States, though subject to business cycles, is the largest, most dynamic and durable in the world. The freedom to compete gives would-be entrants the greatest opportunity to succeed and entrenched players the greatest risk of failure. Central to the business climate is the virtual absence of political risk and the stability and predictability of the legasystem.
Read A Guide by Pepper Hamilton LLP here.

◊◊ Doing Business in the United States: A Guide
Read a Guide by HSBC here

◊◊ Doing Business in Germany: A Guide
Read a Guide by HSBC here

◊◊ ONE-STOP SHOP, A Top – Level Service to provide support to Investments in the Paris Region
A one-stop shop is being introduced to promote investment by foreign companies in Ile de France (Paris region). It has been f
ormed by pooling resources from the Ile de France Regional Council (working through the Paris Région Entreprises body) and Paris City Hall, as well as Paris&Co, the French capital’s economic development and innovation agency, the Métropole du Greater Paris, the Paris Ile de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Business France, the government agency supporting the international development of the French economy.
Read the Article by Business France here

INVESTMENT:

EDUCATION:
◊◊ Funding for United States Study 2016 Guide
The Institute of International Education (IIE), a member of the EACCNY, has published the 2016 edition of its annual print directory Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE’s online search engine www.fundingusstudy.org. With more than 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States, making it an invaluable resource for advisers and international students worldwide. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States. Purchase print directory | Also available as electronic flipbook

PRIVACY:
◊◊ Practical Insights: “What companies should know about Privacy Shield”

This post gives a high level summary of what companies should consider with the Privacy Shield
Read the article by Orrick here

◊◊  Highlights of DPC’s First Annual Report under GDPR
This post highlights the key issues on the First Annual Report under GDPR
Read the article by Mason Hayes & Curran here

PRIVATE EQUITY:

◊◊ A two-speed industry – How do private equity investors create value? A study of 2015 European exits”
This is the 11th in our series of studies examining how European private equity (PE) investors create value in their portfolio companies. Over more than a decade, our studies have tracked PE activity, the industry’s value creation record and key trends. Our findings have consistently demonstrated PE’s ability to generate outperformance through strategic and operational improvement in the companies it backs through both good and more challenging times. Set against a backdrop of record exit numbers and values, this year’s research hones in on one of the key determinants of success for PE investments — length of holding period — and demonstrates the value of agility and importance of consistent activity levels to PE firms’ long-term health.
Read the Article by Ernst & Young here

FINANCIAL SERVICES:

◊◊ BREXIT: The AIFMD Passport
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive AIFMD creates a single pan-European Economic Area EEA regulatory framework for the managers of alternative investment funds AIFs. This overview considers the potential availability of the pan-EEA AIFMD passport AIFMD passportin the post-Brexit world for both UK and non-EEA AIFs and Managers currently operating from the UK.
Read the Article by Stephenson Harwood here.

◊◊ BREXIT: The MiFID Passport
A significant part of the UK’s financial services industry relies on the passport under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive MiFID to provide its services in other Member States of the European Economic Area EEA. The loss of the passport would therefore have a profound effect on financial institutions based in the UK.
Read the Article by Stephenson Harwood here.

◊◊ EY survey on foreign investment decisions in Europe and the prospect of Brexit.
This report is part of a series by EY on the attractiveness of Europe and European countries for cross-border investments
Read this Article by EY here

OTHERS:

◊◊ The Entrepreneurs Report: Private Company Financing Trends Full-Year 2018
The consistently strong venture financings market in 2018 resulted in the highest yearly median pre-money valuations and amounts raised for equity rounds since WSGR started tracking this data in 2010. The most dramatic increase was for Series B median pre-money valuations, which reached a high of $73.5 million in full-year 2018—twice the median premoney valuation reported in full-year 2016 and well above the full-year 2017 median of $45.0 million. These strong pre-money valuations were accompanied by high median amounts raised across all equity rounds of financing in full-year 2018, with medians topping those of the prior four years. High pre-money valuations also boosted the percentage of up rounds to 84% of all Series B and later financings for full-year 2018.
Read the Report by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati here

◊◊ 2018 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s 2018 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report presents data related to the pricing of 93 IPOs completed by U.S.-based technology and life sciences issuers between January 1 and December 10, 2018. The report documents a vibrant year for IPOs. The 93 offerings during 2018 represent a notable increase over 2017, when there were 61 technology and life sciences IPOs between January 1 and December 15, 2017. Most of the 2018 uptick came from life sciences IPOs, while the number of technology IPOs from 2017 to 2018 remained relatively flat.
Read the Article by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati here

◊◊ Trends in Trade Secret Litigation Report 2017
For decades, companies have turned to federal courts to protect valuable business assets, such as trade secrets. Legal action has expanded over the years, and recent trends have set the foundation for a continual surge in federal secret litigation.
Read the report by Stout here

◊◊ 2018 Automotive Warranty & Recall Report
Stout’s fourth annual report builds on the original research that Stout began in 2013. As in years past – to complete this report – Stout has compiled and analyzed data from a vast array of sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), several international databases, financial reports, and other sources.
Read the report by Stout here