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Although the thresholds for the EU’s contentious “active accounts” proposal have yet to be determined, EU firms worry that the measures will put them at a competitive disadvantage
Amid a deeply divided political landscape, Democrats and Republicans agree on the need for enhanced digital asset regulation
As a liquidity crunch grips the crypto industry, regulators are expected to zero in on how virtual asset platforms are controlling investors’ assets

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  • In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, Karry Lai speaks to Craig Katerberg, chief legal officer and corporate affairs officer at Budweiser APAC
Further investigation is required to understand if the crypto exchange collapse could expose weaknesses in MICA
Real world regulators should prepare for the crimes to come in the virtual universe
Regulators in the country are beginning to issue crypto licences, but the multi-jurisdictional regulatory environment is creating complexities
Research for IFLR1000 is now open for submissions
EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness and industry experts hope that current economic troubles will help prioritise the troubled CMU despite a chequered track record
Harneys partner Andrew Johnstone and senior associate Caitlin Murdock explain why the Cayman Islands is a preeminent jurisdiction for large-scale, cross-border restructurings
Increased focus on ESG by European regulators puts M&A under the spotlight
Commingling of accounts and cross-border nature of the bankrupt crypto exchange highlight complexities lying ahead
While the new guidelines provides clarity on jurisdictional scope for non-EU securitisations, problems still exist for investors and sell-side entities
Consultations including the Primary Markets Effectiveness Review, Secondary Capital Raising Review and Prospectus Regime Review have seen progress stall over the last few months
The legislation enables the National Bank of Georgia to use covered bonds for repo funding
‘Anti-woke’ policies have come to symbolise red states’ resistance against Biden’s green agenda
Kate Broer and Elliott Portnoy from Dentons explain how law firms can future-proof themselves against increasing client requirements
As hopes run high that COP15 will be a Paris moment for nature, AFME and UN experts note a record level of engagement on nature issues by financial firms
Following COP27, it’s no longer enough to rely on regulators to carry the world to net-zero
The groundbreaking new ESG reporting requirements for corporates have passed the final legislative hurdle
Although the thresholds for the EU’s contentious “active accounts” proposal have yet to be determined, EU firms worry that the measures will put them at a competitive disadvantage
EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness and industry experts hope that current economic troubles will help prioritise the troubled CMU despite a chequered track record
Robert McAdie, Christophe Delafontaine and Gabriel Tissot discuss the impact of the Covid, inflation, pension fund, and energy crises and how well the global regulatory system is holding up in a time of stress
The standardised approach output floor is likely to have a negative impact on certain types of securitisations, especially loans to SMEs and corporates
The Americas awards research has now begun, with winners to be announced in New York in May 2023
Research for the 2023 Europe awards has begun – winners will be announced at a live event in London in May
IFLR is delighted to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the 2022 edition of its Middle East awards
The Asia-Pacific 2023 awards research has begun – winners will be announced at a live event in Singapore in March 2023
IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the first comprehensive crypto regulation in Europe
In our latest primer, IFLR explores France’s long-awaited guidelines on the screening of foreign direct investments
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the FCA’s new Consumer Duty and the challenges for firms looking to implement the requirements
IFLR explores the plan's benefits, how firms and creditors should prepare, and potential implementation challenges
IFLR examines the SEC’s latest proposals to enhance climate disclosures and combat greenwashing across the US investment management industry
In this edition of IFLR’s explainer series, we unpick the European Commission’s new power and how it will impact dealmakers
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the amendment and of newly added provisions on M&A and on foreign companies operating in China
The UK is often deemed a relatively trustworthy and easy jurisdiction to bid into, but it does have its quirks when it comes to overseas investors looking to buy a British company
Following Boris Johnson’s resignation along with key cabinet members, market participants expect delays to the agenda but no major policy changes
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the PCAOB audit requirements on US-listed Chinese companies, the potential for an agreement and alternatives companies are considering
Features | Special Focus | Opinions

Features | Special Focus | Opinions

In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, Karry Lai speaks to Bashar Al-Natoor, global head of Islamic finance at Fitch Ratings
In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, Karry Lai speaks to Kevin Loo, head of investment insights at IDEG
In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, Karry Lai speaks to Andrew Ferguson, CEO at APLMA
In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, Karry Lai speaks to Jamie Allen, secretary general at ACGA
In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, managing editor John Crabb speaks to Carolyn Herzog, board member at the ACC and CLO at cloud company Elastic
John Crabb speaks to the crypto exchange's chief legal officer about the regulatory agenda in the US and the difficult market environment
In this episode John speaks to Samson Lo, head of M&A at UBS in Hong Kong SAR, about the Asian M&A market, interactions with China and the US and the impact of Covid-19 in the region
2021 was an exciting year for the trade finance bank, whose in-house legal team picked up an award thanks to its support of complex cross-border trade initiatives across the continent.
In this episode, John speaks to VP for regulatory affairs at Solidus Labs, Kathy Kraninger, about crypto regulation in the US and her time at the CFPB
In this episode we speak to Briget Polichene, CEO of the Institute of International Bankers, about the regulatory challenges facing foreign banks in the United States
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