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  • The future of Hong Kong

    01 December 2009

    The top regulators give their views on how the law, and market products, will develop in Asia

  • The problem with HK's class actions proposals

    01 December 2009

    Banks and companies in Hong Kong could find themselves in a highly litigious environment if they fail to voice concerns over the Law Reform Commission's proposals on class actions

  • Hong Kong, Singapore fight off Shanghai

    01 December 2009

    Counsel in Singapore are concerned that the rise of Shanghai could cause a decline in the number of Chinese companies listing on their exchange. But while other exchanges in the region are trying to attract foreign issuers, Singapore may have fewer options

  • Fears on fraudulent Chinese offering documents

    01 December 2009

    Counsel in Hong Kong and China are concerned that the quality of disclosure on some Chinese company offering documents is being sacrificed in a bid to catch the latest stock market rally

  • Equity advisers disrupt new deals

    01 November 2009

  • Watch out for unsponsored ADR

    01 November 2009

    SEC rule changes have made it easier for banks to set up ADR facilities without the issuer's knowledge. And there's no easy way for companies to opt out

  • Which bits do I translate?

    01 November 2009

    Counsel are begging for clarity on Indonesia's new language requirements for deal documentation

  • Reforms that undermine themselves

    01 November 2009

    Proposed changes to the Prospectus Directive are unexpected, unclear and potentially counterproductive. But left unchecked they could be in place by Christmas

  • Premium or standard?

    01 November 2009

    UK companies may have a new choice in listing, but is there a danger the regulators have watered down standards to attract new listings?

  • Don't write off the SFM

    01 November 2009

    Two years after the establishment of the Specialist Fund Market, there have been few listings but the range of funds is diverse

  • The best firms in a bad year

    01 November 2009

    An exclusive view of the law firm rankings from the IFLR1000 directory, from the biggest jurisdictions

  • HK exchange makes rights issues more efficient

    01 October 2009

  • Aiming for foreigners

    01 October 2009

    Tetsutaro Muraki of Tokyo Aim is using his experience from the World Bank to attract foreign issuers to Japan

  • Changes needed for Tokyo Aim to prosper

    01 September 2009

  • More M&A and rights issues

    01 September 2009

    Changes to Tokyo Stock Exchange rules on private placements could pave the way for rights issues, foreign takeovers and independent directors

  • China IPOs could be locally approved

    01 July 2009

  • HK exchange to simplify listings

    01 July 2009

  • Innovation in the autumn

    01 July 2009

    Although rights issue instructions have slowed, they will return later in the year. And they'll include Pipes, convertibles and strategic investments

  • Get equity on the quiet

    01 July 2009

    US companies are turning to the seldom-used rights offer as a quick and easy way to earn equity

  • Emerging practice

    01 July 2009

    More European issuers have US shareholders and need their involvement in rights offerings. Three structures have developed in the past year to deal with the legal issues


 

 

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