International | Europe In Print

A Change Of Venue?

Jan Wolfe | July 1, 2014

A proposed E.U.-U.S. trade treaty could mean more international arbitration. That's one reason many Europeans oppose it.

Cover Story

Schulte Roth's David Rosewater

United Kingdom
Taking the Fight to Europe

New York's Schulte Roth sees opportunity advising activist investors as they cross the Atlantic. But lawyers on the defense side are gearing up.

Opening Statements

Ireland, United Kingdom
The New Immigrants

By Anne Stuart |

When London-based AstraZeneca rejected Pfizer Inc.'s $119 billion takeover offer in late May, it put the kibosh on the U.S. drug-maker's attempt to create the largest pharmaceutical company in the world—and also to slash its corporate income tax bill.

United Kingdom
The Bribery Act In Action

By Mary Ellen Egan |

Three years after much-heralded changes to the United Kingdom's Bribery Act took effect, the U.K. government has secured just three convictions under the revised act.

An advertisement for a personal loan sits on the window of an Intesa Sanpaolo SpA bank branch in Rome, Italy, on Monday, March 24, 2014. Intesa Sanpaolo Chief Executive Officer Carlo Messina, who replaced Enrico Cucchiani in September, is facing the challenge of bolstering profit while Italy is emerging from its longest recession in two decades. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Italy
Banks Prep for Stress Tests

By Heather O'Brian |

Italian banks and their lawyers have been busy this year, cleaning up bank balance sheets and boosting bank capital in advance of European Central Bank stress tests.

South Africa
Global Law Firms Expand Their Reach in Africa

By Richard Lloyd |

Deal work is luring firms to forge alliances or set up shop in African countries.