Citigroup

18 January, 2019

Citi’s information-sharing deal unlikely to spread

The interest of an activist investor in a company often sparks a slew of lurid headlines describing interactions with the board in conflict terms: it’s a “fight” or a “battle”. However, a...

20 December, 2018

Being prepared: The rise in internal investigations

A complaint about your company or staff is never a comfortable experience. But in banking and financial services it could spark an internal investigation that can prove gruelling and expensive to unde...
Ashurst, pension regulation

12 September, 2018

‘Uncharted territory’ for directors as hard line set for pension regulation

When the construction giant Carillion collapsed earlier this year it emerged that the company went under, leaving liabilities of around £7bn. Observers questioned why the company’s problems were no...
Ashurst, M&A, corporate venture capital

18 May, 2018

Preparation key for growing trend of corporate venture capital deals

When the business pages write about venture capital they usually fail to make an important distinction. Though VC deals make for attention-grabbing headlines, it is corporate venture capital investmen...
activist investors, investor activism, shareholders

7 February, 2018

Activist investors: the corporate world’s new fixture

They can strike fear into the hearts of boards. They can force an about-turn in strategy, break up a company, or even clear out long-standing and respected members of a boardroom; activist investors m...
data, data regulation

14 November, 2017

Business data: why it now falls under the competition regulators’ spotlight

In the age of the mobile phone, online shopping and artificial intelligence, the most valuable asset in the world has become data.
Corporate crime, businessman behind bars, criminal law

10 July, 2017

Is business becoming criminalised?

Following the financial crisis of 2008, companies and their management in the UK work in a new regulatory landscape. Criminal law is increasingly used to regulate business; and prosecutors, regulators...
digital strategy, business strategy, technology

27 March, 2017

Why every business needs a digital strategy

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Bank

6 December, 2016

Corporate borrowers should be braced for refinancing headwinds

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