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  • Royal Group: Boost for onshore deals in Cambodia

    01 Dec 2009

    A Cambodian company has successfully closed the country's largest-ever M&A deal. The deal was financed onshore by a group of international banks, showing the potential for foreign interest in south-east Asian deals that have the right structure

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  • Chinese oil investment tackles Kazakh currency fears

    17 Dec 2009

    A Chinese and Kazakh joint venture purchase of a Kazakh oil company has overcome currency concerns, being conducted on a single day in an open trade

  • How to restructure in the Middle East: Global Investment House

    16 Dec 2009

    Kuwait’s Global Investment House's restructuring plan succeeded because of due diligence, transparent creditor meetings, and new asset-based security for unsecured lenders

  • Chinese companies: prepare for litigation in US acquisitions

    11 Dec 2009

    Chinese companies looking to make acquisitions in the US should prepare for litigation from the target’s shareholders and competing bidders, and not take it personally

  • Dubai World in quotes

    10 Dec 2009

    From schizophrenic investor presentations to the UAE’s immature insolvency regime, IFLR spoke to the lawyers closest to Dubai World and found out what they really think about the default in the Middle East

  • How Indian companies are investing overseas

    10 Dec 2009

    As Indian companies begin the second wave of outbound M&A, counsel expect more hybrid deals and earn-out provisions structured within them

  • China: the hardest jurisdiction for enforcement

    04 Dec 2009

    China is the most difficult Asian country in which to enforce security, according to a new survey of distressed debt practitioners

  • How Nakheel could test UAE restructuring laws

    04 Dec 2009

    The international investment in Nakheel’s bond will mean UAE legislation and restructuring tools could be used for the first time

  • Nakheel: getting your money back

    04 Dec 2009

    Recourse on Dubai World's Nakheel bonds could depend on what creditors are holding, and the law their lending documentation was structured in

  • Charter decision sets group precedent for US bankruptcies

    02 Dec 2009

    A court decision in Charter Communications’ bankruptcy proceeding has set an important precedent as to what constitutes a group under section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act

  • How consortium bids can save distressed M&A

    02 Dec 2009

    The latest asset sale by Canadian telecoms company Nortel has proved that strong consortium bids are vital to the success of distressed M&A deals

  • KPMG case will turn on Lehman JV agreement

    02 Dec 2009

    As Thai police issue summonses to three KPMG partners responsible for liquidating Lehman Brothers, attention has turned to Lehman’s joint venture agreement with the complainant

  • Charter: A group precedent for US bankruptcies

    01 Dec 2009

    A court decision in Charter Communications’ bankruptcy proceeding has set an important precedent as to what constitutes a group under section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act. This will make it easier for other companies to retain debt they can afford under their original terms

  • Nortel: Consortium bids can save distressed M&A

    01 Dec 2009

    The latest asset sale by Canadian telecoms company Nortel has proved that strong consortium bids are vital to the success of distressed M&A deals

  • KPMG case will turn on Lehman JV agreement

    01 Dec 2009

    As Thai police issue summonses to three KPMG partners responsible for liquidating Lehman Brothers, attention has turned to Lehman's joint venture agreement with the complainant, Destination Properties

  • Don't fret about Korean poison pills

    01 Dec 2009

    Korea announced a bill that would allow companies to use poison pills against hostile bidders, but observers believe that such a move is unnecessary as companies are already well protected

  • Nakheel: get your money back

    01 Dec 2009

    The position of creditors depends on the bonds they hold, and how local law plays out with hedge funds involved

  • There's just no one else

    01 Dec 2009

    Why are US mortgage Reits so popular, given that so many failed during the financial crisis? Because there are no banks

  • Case studies in realising value

    01 Dec 2009

    Recent company rescues in the UK and US hold a lot of lessons for lawyers advising on similar deals

  • Strategic if anything

    01 Dec 2009

    The corporate departments that weathered this downturn well, from the IFLR1000

  • Would you take the risk?

    01 Dec 2009

    Chances are New York's amended statute does not invalidate proxy votes. But if you were closing a large merger would you take that chance?

  • How the Finco buy-back worked

    01 Dec 2009

    One way to get around a requirement for 100% approval from lenders for refinancing

  • Welcome, but poorly drafted

    01 Dec 2009

    Hong Kong could finally have a rescue regime next year. But employee issues must be dealt with first

  • Telecoms buyout boosts onshore deals in Cambodia

    30 Nov 2009

    A Cambodian company has successfully closed the country’s largest M&A deal. The deal was financed onshore by a group of international banks, showing the potential for deals that have the right structure

  • Banks consolidate as Chinese broker acquires in HK

    26 Nov 2009

    Consolidation in Greater China’s financial sector picked up this week as Haitong Securities became the first mainland broker to announce an acquisition of a Hong Kong-listed securities firm

  • Distressed M&A: case studies in realising value

    26 Nov 2009

    High-profile lessons on recovering the most value from potential administrations. How Nortel, JJB, Oilexco and IMO Carwash managed it

  • How foreign companies can invest in the US

    23 Nov 2009

    Meadville’s planned combination with TTM Technologies is a case study in how foreign companies can invest in the US: deal with Cfius concerns but don’t forget to comply with local regulations

  • Don’t fret about Korean poison pills

    12 Nov 2009

    Korea has announced a bill that would allow companies to use poison pills, but observers believe that such a move is unnecessary. Companies are already well protected

  • Industry welcomes moratoria for distressed companies

    12 Nov 2009

    Following lobbying from industry bodies the UK government will take forward its plans to introduce a court-supervised moratorium for distressed companies

  • Employee claims still dog HK rescue regime

    11 Nov 2009

    The industry fears Hong Kong’s consultation paper on a rescue regime for distressed companies is poorly drafted

  • Reits are back, surprisingly

    10 Nov 2009

    Why are US mortgage Reits so popular again, given that so many failed during the financial crisis? Because there are no banks

  • What is a mortgage Reit?

    10 Nov 2009

    Reits and their history explained

  • What is a mortgage Reit?

    10 Nov 2009

    Reits and their history explained

  • New HK initiative for corporate rescue regime

    05 Nov 2009

    After years of lobbying the Hong Kong government has launched a consultation paper on enacting a corporate rescue regime

  • Lawyers messed up Spanish insolvency

    01 Nov 2009

  • Bankruptcy code trumps Isda

    01 Nov 2009

    A US bankruptcy court has required a counterparty to Lehman to continue to make payments to it. Will UK courts take the same approach?

  • Hit from both sides

    01 Nov 2009

    Targets are pushing for specific performance and banks won't take on the risk, leaving private equity in the middle

  • A lesson in force majeure

    01 Nov 2009

    In a distressed sale, is it reasonable for a liquidator to exit on receiving notice that his appointment is being challenged?

  • Too much compromise

    01 Nov 2009

    The proposed law has too many exemptions and prohibitions that do not extend to M&A agreements

  • A visitor from afar

    01 Nov 2009

    Pre-packs have arrived in Hong Kong, but restructuring reform is needed before the structure can really affect the market


 

 

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