News analysis

  • Are US equity price bands correct?

    31 May 2011

    Lawyers have high hopes for the limit-up/limit-down approach to curbing market volatility, but opinions differ on the proposed price bands

  • Follow the leader

    31 May 2011

    Europe has led the way with covered bond legislation. Now Canada is catching up

  • Pride or prejudice?

    31 May 2011

    A better understanding of the English law risks of corporate trustees can benefit a large number of investors

  • Setting standards

    31 May 2011

    A new legal agreement for repurchase transactions aims to provide stability in the repo market in Europe – and beyond

  • Russia looks outwards

    31 May 2011

    Regulators may allow domestic companies to place shares abroad to expand access to capital

  • Looking to lead

    31 May 2011

    The Australian Securitisation Forum is aiming high with its new standards for residential mortgage-backed securities

  • The return of J-Reits

    31 May 2011

    New regulations and improving Japanese markets may help resuscitate the structure

  • Appeal Court denies rating agency liability

    31 May 2011

    A decision by the Second Circuit court to absolve credit rating agencies for investor losses is the latest rebuff to lawmakers’ attempts to clamp down on the agencies

  • Landmark Cameroon IPP explained

    31 May 2011

    The first Independent Power Project has closed in Cameroon, involving refinancing the Dibamba Power and Development Company

  • HK bankers’ counsel dismiss mystery shopping report

    30 May 2011

    Bankers counsel have dismissed the release of a mystery shopping report by HK's regulators as too vague and ‘soft-paddle’

  • Solvency II leaves UK insurers in limbo

    30 May 2011

    UK insurers will struggle to sell subordinated debt without regard to the prospective Solvency II requirements, even though they are not yet in place

  • No renaissance for Piks yet

    18 May 2011

    Payment-in-kind notes are on the rise, but lawyers in Europe have warned against the structure emerging too soon

  • Derivative disclosure increases under Chapter 11

    17 May 2011

    The change creates a new consideration for hedge fund investment strategies, but it shouldn't deter distressed investing

  • HK offshore Rmb needs streamlined repatriation

    05 May 2011

    A leading securities group has called for China’s central government to develop a more streamlined repatriation approval process in the offshore renminbi market

  • Investors fight back

    04 May 2011

    New Finra rules may mean the end of spinning and quid pro quo allocations, but will also create significant burdens for broker dealers and fund managers

  • A confused industry

    04 May 2011

    Uncertainty regarding extraterritorial application of Dodd-Frank leaves foreign swap dealers in legal limbo

  • Read the rules carefully

    04 May 2011

    Recent investigations highlight the importance of compliance with external commercial borrowing regulations

  • Financing after Fukushima

    04 May 2011

    Despite worries following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, there is a strong appetite for nuclear projects across Asia



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