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  • Asian managers may hesitate on AIFMD passporting

    19 Nov 2014

    Esma's consultation on passporting under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive may have a limited effect on Asian fund managers

  • Concern grows over liquid alt risks

    17 Nov 2014

    The number of managers who have moved from hedge fund to mutual fund management since the financial crisis is raising concern among regulators about risk management and disclosures

  • AIFMD confusion for non-EU funds

    22 Oct 2014

    Non-EU funds cannot rely on reverse solicitation to build their presence in Europe, explained panellists at this week's IBA annual conference in Tokyo

  • Reputational diligence changes PE documentation

    08 Oct 2014

    A recent survey has revealed that an increasing number of private equity firms are using reputational due diligence to achieve better valuations

  • Sovereign wealth’s new investment tactics

    10 Sep 2014

    SWFs' push into direct acquisitions and higher-yielding assets is here to stay. It's dictating the shape of private equity firms' buyout groups

  • Sri Lanka bank deal sparks PE interest

    26 Aug 2014

    TPG’s acquisition of up to 75% of Union Bank of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s biggest private equity deal. It also signals increasing interest in the south Asian country

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  • 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

  • Rare Tokyo takeover highlights scheme solution

    03 Dec 2014

    The acquisition of a Tokyo-listed UK company required rare regulatory cooperation. It also demonstrated the flexibility of UK schemes of arrangement

  • 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

  • Why an EU-US trade partnership matters

    11 Nov 2014

    The Atlantic Council’s Chris Brummer explains why the organisation is a firm supporter of the T-TIP, and how recent political developments are impacting negotiations

  • Europe’s 4-to-3 merger precedent

    22 Oct 2014

    The creation of Europe’s second biggest telecommunications company sets a new benchmark for antitrust clearance in the region, and paves the way for more consolidation in this year’s already busy telecom sector

  • HK competition guidelines need clarity

    22 Oct 2014

    Hong Kong’s Competition Commission released its long-awaited draft guidelines this month. But more details are needed before they can be implemented

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Detroit’s bankruptcy saga comes to end

    02 Dec 2014

    The biggest US city to declare insolvency will officially exit bankruptcy on December 8. Its use of Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code made the deal similar to both a sovereign and corporate restructure

  • 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

  • Research for IFLR’s European awards begins

    04 Nov 2014

    Submission forms and instructions for the 2015 awards process are now available

More Restructuring news

Corporate governance

  • 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

  • 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

  • EXCLUSIVE: Giuliani opposes corporate criminality

    02 Dec 2014

    The former New York mayor and federal prosecutor known for his unflinching approach to law enforcement has criticised the concept of corporate criminality and believes intent should be a necessary element of a crime

  • 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

  • 77% European companies expect activism spike

    04 Nov 2014

    A report commissioned by Schulte Roth & Zabel is the latest evidence that Europe is set for a boom in activist investment

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