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From the five-year suspension of the double volume cap to the creation of a designated reporter regime, the European Parliament’s draft report mirrors parts of the UK’s Wholesale Markets Review
Paul Simcock and John Stephen of Alston & Bird explain the common issues that funds should be mindful of before venturing into deals
A lack of clarity on the scope of application of the rate could lead to potential lawsuits and market confusion
The two remaining Conservative candidates, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, have both made post-Brexit regulatory divergence a focal point of their campaigns
While crypto usage has been seen as contributing to the depreciation of the naira, proponents say benefits outweigh risks
The new Consumer Duty regime and updates to the financial promotions rules are likely to provoke the biggest change to retail regulation in decades
Top performing law firms in key markets announced
All the shortlisted deals, teams, firms and individuals – winners will be announced at a ceremony in Dubai on October 12 
Brian Peccarelli, customer markets COO at Thomson Reuters, discusses how ‘transparency’ has come to achieve a near-mythical status in the halls of corporate America in the past five years
The privatisation of the Brazilian electricity company faced a myriad of political, social and regulatory obstacles that almost upended the deal on more than one occasion
The urgency for Japanese businesses to sell off non-core units due to corporate governance is creating opportunities for private equity
Different types of litigation could arise from the SEC proposals on enhanced disclosures for issuers, but cases brought forward by the regulator will likely be the most common
Regimes such as SFDR have set a precedent and prepared the asset management industry for enhanced climate disclosures
Lawyers involved in the first GDR listings reveal the challenges they faced in the deals and offer advice for issuers and underwriters
Mushtaq Kapasi of International Capital Market Association discusses the history of the Global Master Repurchase Agreement and its transformation for the digital age
An expected rise in ESG litigation will provide an extra enforcement tool to increase accountability for environmental crimes
Proposals to regulate green investments for investment funds in the US have been criticised for being unnecessarily prescriptive, costly and invasive
Move to introduce a code of conduct for ESG evaluation and data providers lauded as industry seeks greater transparency; however, its impact may be limited
The nascent sustainable securitisation space struggles with a lack of dedicated standards and inadequate data sets
From the five-year suspension of the double volume cap to the creation of a designated reporter regime, the European Parliament’s draft report mirrors parts of the UK’s Wholesale Markets Review
A lack of clarity on the scope of application of the rate could lead to potential lawsuits and market confusion
As Liz Truss vows to slash large parts of Mifid II, the FCA’s new rules move steadfastly in the opposite direction
As the debate on whether the rate is needed in US dollar, market participants make a case for its use in legacy bonds

Primers

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
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the rules on foreign investments and the implications of the newly added listing regulations for restricted sectors
Market participants expect the new regulation to have global consequences due to the borderless nature of cryptoassets
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how the framework compares with other taxonomies and what implementation challenges it will present
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
IFLR is delighted to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the 2022 edition of its Europe Awards.
All the shortlisted deals, teams, and firms of the year - winners will be announced on May 5
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Features | Special Focus | Opinions

Podcasts

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
In the latest IFLR Closing Conditions podcast, managing editor John Crabb speaks to Frederique Gilain-Huneeus, head of legal at BFAM Partners in Hong Kong SAR and formerly head of equity legal for Asia Pacific at Goldman Sachs
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