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Deal analysis

  • LDK Solar’s ChinaCo restructuring lessons

    16 Dec 2014

    The Chinese company's US Bankruptcy Court-approved prepack completed last week. It serves valuable lessons for other ChinaCos looking to restructure offshore debt

  • Lessons from Punch Taverns restructure

    17 Nov 2014

    Three years of acrimonious negotiations needed to restructure Punch Taverns could have been shortened if the UK made use of some French insolvency concepts, deal counsel have said

News analysis

  • Canadian reforms to make poison pills redundant

    21 Dec 2014

    The latest version of a proposal to change the country's shareholder rights regime could render poison pills irrelevant

  • No end to municipalities’ power in ChinaCo bankruptcies

    17 Dec 2014

    Onshore ChinaCo bankruptcies will continue to prioritise social stability and local interests over more esoteric financial concerns such as capital structures, according to a report by Fitch Ratings

  • NPL sales, governance to revamp Italian banking

    17 Dec 2014

    The country's poor performance in the EU-wide stress tests – combined with recent fraud probes into bank management – has sector-wide ramifications that will continue into next year

  • AsiaCos must prepare for whistleblowers

    15 Dec 2014

    A majority of managers at multinational companies in Hong Kong have or would consider whistleblowing, a survey by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has revealed

  • POLL: Which restructuring scheme?

    12 Dec 2014

    As US and UK restructuring regimes battle for supremacy, this month's IFLR poll asks which is the preferred destination for troubled companies

  • How to combat cartels

    10 Dec 2014

    Timing and discretion are crucial when conducting investigations into potential cartel offences, delegates at this week’s IFLR’s Competition Law Forum were told

  • In-house: how to gain CMA merger approval

    10 Dec 2014

    Companies seeking merger approval from the new UK Competition and Markets Authority must prepare for a time-consuming process, with early involvement from competition counsel

  • Global M&A’s biggest threat revealed

    28 Nov 2014

    European companies competing in the global M&A market believe increasingly tight antitrust regimes are the biggest hurdle facing international dealmakers, according to a new report by Paul Hastings

  • UK Investor Forum: no room for activists

    05 Nov 2014

    The new UK Investor Forum will take a targeted and pragmatic approach to collective engagement, with a focus on large companies with a diverse shareholder base. And activists won’t have a seat at the table

  • Funds target shipping despite restructures

    03 Nov 2014

    Private equity and hedge funds are increasingly looking to shipping investments. But the sector has seen a number of restructurings over the past five years, and the area remains legally challenging


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