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  • The rising tide of creditor democracy

    28 Oct 2014

    Cleary Gottlieb's Andrew Shutter and Sui-Jim Ho explain how lawyers and lawmakers are finding new ways to make debt instruments subject to majority rule

  • IBA Annual Conference: the full coverage

    23 Oct 2014

    IFLR has been at the IBA's Annual Conference in Tokyo this week, producing its daily newspaper. Here's the full coverage

  • European high yield’s future battlegrounds

    15 Oct 2014

    The past 12 months has seen ferocious covenant negotiation. And it’s laid the groundwork for more issuer-investor tussles in 2015

  • Reality bites for new high-yield issuers

    15 Oct 2014

    The record number of European companies tapping the market for the first time are hitting hurdles in preparing prospectuses and finding secondary market liquidity

  • Portability: clause without a cause?

    14 Oct 2014

    Market participants have queried whether portability provisions in high-yield actually provide the issuer any benefits

  • Hong Kong's dual-class dilemma

    10 Oct 2014

    The HKSE released a concept paper on dual-class share structures only weeks before Alibaba’s US IPO. Shearman & Sterling's Jayesh Wadhwani asks whether the exchange must allow these structures to remain competitive

  • Cost cutting in post-trade compliance

    09 Oct 2014

    It’s well-known that the costs of compliance are increasing. But the post-trade area poses several risky – and potentially expensive – areas that market participants cannot ignore

  • Poll: Europe's capital markets union

    09 Oct 2014

    IFLR's Quick Poll this month asks what should be the EC's priority in establishing a capital markets union

  • Bidders’ dilemma under UK Takeover Code changes

    07 Oct 2014

    Proposed changes to the rules governing UK public takeovers set out a strict new regime that requires bidders to think carefully about the promises they make during a takeover battle

  • Straw calls for capital markets union rethink

    07 Oct 2014

    Jack Straw has called for a rethink of the EU’s capital markets union to change City eurosceptics’ antipathy towards the project

  • Venezuelan debt restructure 'inevitable'

    01 Oct 2014

    Despite continued guarantees that it will make payments on its sovereign bonds in October, experts say a Venezuela default or restructuring process is inevitable.

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