IFLR’s most read stories: May 2019

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 3 Jun 2019
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1.      IFLR Americas award winners announced

All the winning deals, teams, firms and individuals from the ceremony on May 16 in New York

2.      GDPR panic is slowing

While the frenzied implementation stage has now passed, lawyers say the story has only just begun

3.      Société Générale blockchain issuance a sign of things to come

The French bank's issuance on the ethereum ledger is evidence the technology will play an important function in the future of debt capital markets

4.      Traditional banks warm to PSD2

The new EU framework hopes to overhaul European retail banking norms. Sources say banks must embrace the change or be left behind

5.      Schemes of arrangement have bigger problems than Brexit

Lawyers say the main threat to London’s global status as a restructuring hub is not a potential lack of recognition post-Brexit, but new, competing regimes elsewhere in the EU

6.      CFTC’s market manipulation position under fire

An out-of-court settlement and a district court decision have weakened the Commission’s ability to bring charges against those seen to be manipulating the market

7.      China’s new foreign investment law explained

Renegotiation of joint ventures terms will be a pain point for those already in the transition process. IFLR explains what you need to know in this free to read series

8.      OFAC sanctions guidance is a "toolkit for compliance"

The framework formalises the US agency’s policy and will help companies avoid costly penalties

9.      Uber’s botched IPO could prompt unicorns to go public sooner

The lift-sharing company may have got off to a relatively poor start to public life, but the desire to list remains hot

10.  Nordic banks sceptical of Swedish e-kroner

The central bank’s proposal for a digital currency has received mixed reviews, with some arguing it’s just not necessary