For the world’s most valuable companies, successful organic and inorganic growth requires careful strategic negotiation with competition enforcement regimes globally, with governments quick to step in if a proposed merger or conduct of a company is perceived to be achieving success at the expense of consumers.
LBR’s products are focused around several key legal practice areas. Our teams are deeply embedded in engaged legal communities and we offer unparalleled tools for legal practitioners in these specialist areas, ranging from international arbitration to intellectual property.
Competition and Antitrust
Intellectual property underpins many of the most important motors of the 21st century global economy. The way patents and other IP assets are deployed can have a significant impact on their owners’ competitive positions, their profitability and shareholder returns.
The ability to obtain a binding decision in high-value commercial and investor-state disputes is of significant value to companies, and understanding the key players and the rules of the game is critical to all practitioners and those interested in the world of international arbitration.
A government investigation into corporate wrongdoing – over corruption, fraud, money laundering, sanctions breaches and more – can be the ultimate bet-the-company moment. Understanding the risk and how to avoid it, and then knowing the best way to navigate the intricacies of any investigation, is high-value knowledge whatever the industry or sector.
Financial distress can be sudden and crippling for companies, and negotiating the maze of international contingency planning, capital and corporate restructurings, disposals or even formal insolvency, requires a depth of local and global technical expertise and high-value knowledge, across various different professional disciplines.
Risk and Compliance
Multi-national companies must navigate increasing regulatory complexity and face heightened scrutiny across jurisdictions, which can expose them to legal, financial and reputational risks. More and more, companies are required to ensure that their business practices and operations are ethical and sustainable.