IFLR’s most-read stories of February 2019

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 1 Mar 2019
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1.       PRIMER: Japan’s proposed risk retention rule for securitisation [free to read]

Industry associations and Japanese banks are lobbying for the bill to go away altogether. IFLR finds out why

2.       Behind the deal: Seychelles’ landmark blue bond

Latham & Watkins lawyers Paul Hunt, Aaron Franklin and Carlos Ardila, counsel to World Bank on the milestone transaction, discuss the creation of this new asset class and how the model can be adapted by other issuers

3.       Gibbs rule tested: implications for creditors

Recent cases in the UK and US have put pressure on the 128-year-old rule. Cleary Gottlieb lawyers Lisa Schweitzer, Jim Ho, James Brady and Hoori Kim explain what this means for future restructurings

4.       Venezuela crisis weighing heavily on investors’ minds

As the country’s political chess match reaches its sixth week, emerging market investors tell IFLR they are looking closely at their options in the hopes that sanctions are soon lifted

5.       Basel standardisation approach needs refining

European industry associations and lawyers say the changes are too conservative and could give US banks a boost

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