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Fresh rules bring exchanges in line with the Futures and Derivatives Law, and will help China open up to foreign investment
Harneys lawyers explore the options available to US-listed Chinese companies if they fail to meet audit requirements
Funds raised by the bond will be used to finance the bank’s popular sustainability-linked loans, which encourage corporates to partake in the net-zero transition
  • IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the FCA’s new Consumer Duty and the challenges for firms looking to implement the requirements
IFLR has partnered with leaders in the legal and cryptocurrency spaces to explore the legal and regulatory implications of the growing popularity of digital currencies from South Korea to Ghana
An overload of draft bills and statements has sown more confusion in an asset class that continues to suffer from a lack of regulatory leadership
While the industry is against a derivatives consolidated tape, it may help banks with the internal models approach
The Autumn issue of IFLR Magazine is live, download the PDF now
CFIUS’ new annual report reveals foreign investors have become more attuned to navigating the US national security regulatory regime
The $50 billion incentive programme is likely to dramatically alter M&A for global chipmakers
Allen & Overy lawyers explain the unprecedented opportunities arising during the ‘crypto winter’
Victor Basta, co-head of boutique investment management group DAI Magister, outlines reasons to feel positive in an otherwise distressed market environment
Linklaters counsel Alejandro Gordano considers key aspects regarding the reclassification of standard bonds as ESG instruments
A joint SEC-CFTC proposal to change reporting requirements for large funds would force them to reveal information critical to their strategies and performance
New measures aim to strengthen investor protections through increased disclosure requirements and appraisal rights for dissenting shareholders
Concerns over valuations, depth of liquidity and the focus on dividends over capital growth are other factors to consider in push to attract listings
The adoption of the Inflation Reduction Act will hopefully spur climate initiatives in jurisdictions where the US’s lack of mobilisation had so far been leveraged to justify inaction
Concerns have arisen over risk management and market liquidity if access is limited
The Inflation Reduction Act has been welcomed as a game-changer for sustainable investment, but it must be followed by other initiatives
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
Post-trade risk reduction trades should be allowed outside the EU’s derivatives trading and clearing obligations
The FCA has confirmed the cessation of two synthetic Libor settings in March next year, taking another step towards the benchmark’s full cessation
In the latest edition of IFLR's Closing Conditions podcast, Karry Lai speaks to Andrew Ferguson, CEO at APLMA
As the Treasury’s radical mini-budget weakens confidence in the UK economy, markets see little benefit in an ideological approach to financial regulation
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’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
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
Features | Special Focus | Opinions

Features | Special Focus | Opinions

Podcasts

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
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
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