October 13th, 2016
Crisis Management: How to Protect Your Brand When Things Go Viral
While you can do your best to prevent a crisis, no company is completely immune to all the things that can go wrong. At any given time, you could be facing labor and employment issues; corporate restructuring and bankruptcy; leadership changes; data breaches; financial mismanagement; product, environmental, and safety issues; and criminal allegations.
October 6th, 2016
Navigating uncharted waters: How businesses are managing their ‘Brexposure’
The UK referendum result has thrown British and European politics and economies into uncharted territory. Never before has a member state sought to disentangle itself from the European Union. And while Prime Minister Theresa May insists that “Brexit means Brexit,” what Britain’s future trade relationship with Europe (and the rest of the world) will look like is completely uncertain.
October 4th, 2016
Mind the Gap: The Role of Public Policy in EU Competition Cases and What it Means for Business
The European Commission’s landmark decision ordering Ireland to recover $14.5bn in unpaid taxes from Apple Inc. under EU state aid rules has put Europe’s competition watchdog in the global spotlight. From the scrutiny of mergers and acquisitions to distribution, pricing and other business practices, no policy area has such a direct and powerful business impact as the rules and decisions made by DG Competition. More than ever, public policy considerations are playing a key role in competition cases, requiring companies to take a much more strategic approach.
September 29th, 2016
The U.S. Presidential Election and Beyond: What Savvy Business Leaders Should Know
The 2016 race for the White House has taken on increasingly populist and nationalistic overtones, echoing themes that are sweeping across Europe as well. Right wing and non-traditional candidates are tapping successfully into growing voter fears of globalization and anger towards incumbent governments, which they blame for diminishing economic opportunities and rising security threats.