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Recent rulings in Singapore and the UK recognise NFTs as property, but significant hurdles remain for parties wanting to enforce their rights
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

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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
Speaking at the annual UK Finance dinner, the FCA head also stressed the importance of financial inclusion
The wildfire provoked by the exchange's downfall last week demonstrates yet again the pressing need for regulators to act
The FCA is probing into potential competition and financial stability risks
UN officials and stakeholders have called for reforms to the global regulatory and financial system to increase green capital flows for developing countries
The UK government’s decision to reverse Nexperia’s ownership of Britain's largest microchip plant will toe the line of FDI litigation
Besides personal data protection and cybersecurity compliance, national security reviews are an additional dimension for firms to consider
Germany has blocked the sale of Dortmund wafer fab to Chinese competitor Silex Microsystems over national security concerns
Dechert's Dan Margulies and Dirk Behnsen explore restructuring options available to the country and lay out likely challenges
This year's conference in Sharm El-Sheikh saw the focus shift to developing countries and their need for financial support
The absence of a ban on payment for order flow is in contradiction with chair Gensler’s original plans, sources claim
Rupert Black, senior associate in Burford Capital’s asset recovery business, speaks of the emergence of a new enforcement front
Controversial issues such as the treatment of murabahas by AAOIFI have highlighted difficulties for a standardised approach to Islamic finance
Despite breakthrough loss and damages fund and a focus on reforming the global financial system, COP27 failed to incorporate the crucial goal of phasing out fossil fuels
Despite short-term trade-offs between energy security and emissions, the European Commission claims the energy crisis is helping the transition to renewables
The ISSB's IFRS S2 climate-related disclosures standard will be incorporated into CDP's annual questionnaires from 2024 onwards
COP leaders stress the importance of putting climate plans into action and ensuring greater accountability and transparency, especially when it comes to supporting developing countries
The statement shed light on Solvency II and the Bank of England’s remit but failed to provide updates on other items
As the UK Parliament prepares for the third reading of the controversial Brexit bill, opinion remains divided over the secondary competitivity objective and call-in powers
As investor protection reviews and additions spark debate on both sides of the channel, market participants stress the impact of a retail mindset on wholesale markets
An audience poll at the AFME legal and compliance conference showed 100% support for a pre-trade consolidated tape from the outset
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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