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Transactions & Markets – Bloomberg Law 2021

Unexpected obstacles stood defiantly upon the transactional landscape in 2020. Elevate your planning and reduce surprises with strategic insights covering the key trends to watch in 2021.

In this special report, our analysts cover the following:

Digital assets

  • Digital assets usage increases for 2021 in the U.S., EU, and China
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) actions regarding cryptocurrency regulations
  • Digital Finance Package adopted by the European Commission

U.S. domestic law enforcement concerns

  • The China Initiative, Operation Fox Hunt, and the Foreign Agents Registration Act
  • Chinese lobbying of state and local officials – and businesspeople

Schrems II

  • Schrems II judgment and disruption of the intelligence-sharing consortium “Five Eyes”

Supply chain management

  • New approaches to contractual relationships and changes to supply chain management
  • Covid-19 and resulting supply chain strategies
  • Possible demise of force majeure


  • Current trends and 2021 outlook
  • Impact of U.S. presidential election and lack of additional Covid-19 relief
  • Mergers and acquisitions and newly public SPACs

SEC protections

  • Competing visions of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s mission
  • Goals of the commission after adopting Regulation Best Interest
  • Presidential impact on the SEC in 2021

M&A market rebounds

  • Pending and completed mega deals
  • Global deal activity

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