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Transactions Disputes: An Ounce of Prevention

June 22, 2021
In this article, we provide recommendations on the measures that parties should consider applying to avoid transaction disputes in the first place and further steps to alleviate the impact of transaction disputes if they do arise.
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Practical Considerations for Mid-Sized Oil and Gas Companies Starting an ESG Program

June 22, 2021
The demands on all companies to report on ESG issues are louder and more persistent than ever before. This trend has had a cascade effect on every oil and gas company, large or small, public or private — even private equity-owned. It is now an expectation that every company reports at least basic information about its most important ESG issues and report them in a clear and transparent way.
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How Distributors Can Survive the Coming Shakeout

June 21, 2021
Consumers today expect an Amazon-like experience and increasingly want that same seamless experience at work. Now familiar Amazon capabilities like self-service, real-time order-tracking, and rapid fulfillment are the expectation.
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Alvarez & Marsal's Financial Restructuring Advisory Offering Expands to Italy

June 21, 2021
Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has strengthened its capabilities in Italy with the appointment of Jacopo Barontini, as Managing Director in charge of the Financial Restructuring Advisory practice based in Milan. Mr Barontini’s appointment is the next strategic step in the expansion of A&M’s EMEA Financial Restructuring offering, building upon this capability’s growth across France, the Nordics, Spain, Switzerland and Germany alongside its large team based in London.
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The Role of the COO in Transformations: Steering the Ship on a Journey Toward Operational Excellence

June 21, 2021
Following on from our articles on the CEO’s and CFO’s roles in transformation scenarios, this piece will examine the COO’s key responsibilities. It is down to the COO to guide and implement the transformation’s most important workstreams – delivering improvements, efficiencies and innovations that make the business fit for the future, as well as implementing sustainable cost reduction. In this process, the COO should carefully manage relationships with several different stakeholder groups.
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Alvarez & Marsal Releases Saudi Arabia Banking Pulse For Q1 2021

June 20, 2021
Top 10 Saudi banks have rebounded to deliver blockbuster first-quarter profit as the aggregate income increased substantially by 34.1 percent. The strong earnings are riding on the improving macroeconomic conditions, the Kingdom’s buoyant capital market, and a significant decrease in impairments.
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Alvarez & Marsal Expands Global Transaction Advisory Group into Spain

June 17, 2021
Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has announced the expansion of its Global Transaction Advisory Group (TAG) into Spain, with the appointment of two Madrid-based Managing Directors, Cristina Almeida and Ignacio Basagoiti. The arrival of Ms. Almeida and Mr. Basagoiti marks the latest move in the group’s strategic growth plans and follows the recent appointment of Ali Anwar, Managing Director and Middle East Practice Leader, in Dubai.
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A Look Into A&M's Healthcare Industry Group

June 17, 2021
The Healthcare Industry Group’s professionals embody A&M’s core values every day through integrity, personal reward, inclusive diversity, quality and fun.
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Restaurants Turn to Technology to Compete Post-pandemic

June 15, 2021
In an article for Modern Restaurant Management, A&M’s Jonathan Sharp, Kevin Smilie, Jonathan Tibus detail the steps restaurant owners can take to anticipate customer needs, automate processes, and improve technology throughout the organization to boost margins, sales and customer loyalty.