Alternative financing options have proliferated in recent years,
enabling companies to fund projects even as traditional bank lending remains
tight. An increasing variety of formerly minor or untested debt instruments
are becoming mainstream as a result, changing debt markets for good.
The shortfall in investment for essential projects
around the world is estimated to exceed US$1 trillion
annually, and companies and countries are taking a range
of innovative new approaches in an effort to build the
infrastructure required for the future.
After years in the doldrums, M&A markets have rebounded
markets and industries around the world, benefiting corporates and private
equity firms alike. And indicators suggest that dealmaking will remain
robust into and beyond 2015.
Uncertainty abounds for global businesses that
are subject to rules in multiple jurisdictions, particularly
when they operate in regions that are undergoing rapid
transformation or facing political or economic unrest.
Routes exist to navigate the risks involved.
Technological innovation, political shocks and regulatory
reforms are transforming global energy dynamics, threatening
some players’ business models while opening new doors for others,
and forcing countries to forge new export and import strategies.
Clients expect efficient service and clear communication
from their lawyers. White & Case launched several innovations
that helped to improve client service, provide a consistent client
experience and enhance our communications with clients.