Tomorrow’s Global Business: Rule of Law

As international companies navigate geopolitical and market tumult, this report focuses on legal and regulatory change. It includes: EU data privacy; China pressing for more say on mergers; and the battle for supremacy on trade rules

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The lack of consensus between regimes makes compliance tricky to navigate

Some international businesses adhere to EU regulation even in their operations outside Europe

Beijing wants a bigger say on mergers, including those outside its own jurisdiction

Plans for legislation vary across the world

French law sets a new benchmark by obliging companies to take action

Only cross-border strategies will outwit counterfeiters

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