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The revenue system saw heavy scrutiny after the rise in popularity of zero commission trading platforms
A well-calibrated transparency regime that takes into account the nuances of each asset class is essential for the health of European fixed income markets
Due diligence regime strengthened by regulator’s new leadership as valuation tensions emerge
  • In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, Karry Lai speaks to Jamie Allen, secretary general at ACGA
Allen & Overy lawyers explain the unprecedented opportunities arising during the ‘crypto winter’
Max Heywood, head of public policy at Elucidate, explains how the regulation has created a new era in the fight against illicit transactions
The Financial Services and Markets Bill should be used to stop the FCA from failing to protect consumers, activists say
In the second part of this Q&A, commissioner Peirce examines the latest progress on cryptoasset regulation in the US and reflects on her legacy within the agency
The $50 billion incentive programme is likely to dramatically alter M&A for global chipmakers
Victor Basta, co-head of boutique investment management group DAI Magister, outlines reasons to feel positive in an otherwise distressed market environment
12th annual awards announce winners
Rapidly evolving dynamics in cross-border deals and strategic partners could have a long-lasting effect on deal flow
Proposed rules screen out less credible issuers but will lead to more delays and uncertainty around deals
The Inflation Reduction Act has been welcomed as a game-changer for sustainable investment, but it must be followed by other initiatives
Ropes & Gray lawyers discuss typical US liability management techniques and whether they could be applied in Europe
George Weston, corporate partner at Harneys, and Murray Roberts, director at Harneys Fiduciary, examine the mechanisms available under Cayman Islands company law for de-SPAC transactions
Concerns have arisen over risk management and market liquidity if access is limited
In the face of the SEC's ever-increasing disclosure requirements, commissioner Peirce highlights the importance of leaving it up to markets to decide how they should allocate capital
IFLR examines the SEC’s latest proposals to enhance climate disclosures and combat greenwashing across the US investment management industry
The regulation may skew the playing field in favour of unsustainable investments, especially in the absence of a brown taxonomy
A well-calibrated transparency regime that takes into account the nuances of each asset class is essential for the health of European fixed income markets
The Financial Services and Markets Bill should be used to stop the FCA from failing to protect consumers, activists say
The new UK government’s spirit of bullish post-Brexit competitiveness has divided opinion and set the stage for manifold technical and legal challenges
The proposal to give ministers the power to override City regulators’ decisions is a dangerous game that could take the UK down the US’s path of politically gangrened policymaking
All the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals from the third IFLR Africa Awards
All the shortlisted deals, teams, firms and individuals – winners will be announced at a ceremony in Dubai on October 12 
Davis Polk wins firm of the year plus all the night’s winning deals, teams and individuals
Research for the third edition of the IFLR Africa Awards is now underway

Primers

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
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the Commission’s proposal on climate disclosures for issuers, for which the comment period will end on June 17
Our latest explainer looks at the innovation in international banking regulation and how it has evolved since its initial introduction
As the dust begins to settle on the economic upheaval the sanctions have caused, IFLR unpicks their implications and ponders the long-term consequences for financial services
Features | Special Focus | Opinions

Features | Special Focus | Opinions

Podcasts

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
Bernitsas marked a challenging 2021 with two wins in IFLR's 2021 awards, a successful haul for one of Greece's preeminent firms
In this episode we speak to Scott Shay, cofounder and chairman of NY-based Signature Bank, about Libor alternatives, crypto and ESG labelling
For this episode, John speaks to Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at both the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Brussels based think tank Bruegel
In this edition, John Crabb speaks to Hope Jarkowski, head of equities at the New York Stock Exchange, about the state of the US capital markets, the IPO market, SPACs and the general regulatory landscape
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