Global Insight: Challenges for the US retail sector; IP rights under German insolvency law; and anti-bribery compliance in the UK

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Restructuring Global Insight

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  • Anti-bribery compliance in the UK - check for 'red flags' on any acquisition
    7 APR 2015

    When one company acquires another, it has long been common practice for the purchaser to carry out commercial due diligence upon the target company. However, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) due diligence is often overlooked in this process, with one fifth of companies not considering it a standard part of their pre-acquisition due diligence. So why should purchasers carry out ABC due diligence, how much is enough and how it should be carried out?

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  • Challenges for the US retail sector, inside and outside bankruptcy
    7 APR 2015

    In recent months, the US has seen a staggering increase in the number of retailers, both large and small, filing for bankruptcy. Among others, Dots, Alco Stores, Radio Shack, Deb Shops, Wet Seal, and Delia’s have each filed for bankruptcy protection in the past six months alone. There can be little doubt that these retailers and countless others, face tremendous challenges given consumers’ shift in preference to online shopping with expedited shipping over visiting a bricks-and-mortar store.

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  • Intellectual property rights under German insolvency law
    7 APR 2015

    German insolvency case law on intellectual property rights has experienced rapid development in recent years, while attempts by the German legislature to regulate this subject with precision have repeatedly failed.

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