News analysis

  • Be warned: regulators want to be braver

    24 Jul 2008

    Much to the dismay of counsel, the chief executive of the FSA has put the regulator's new short-selling rules on a pedestal. He has heralded them as the start of a new decisive culture at the regulator

  • Rushed law will undermine derivatives contracts

    24 Jul 2008

    The government's efforts to save failing banks could undermine contractual obligations and rights – such as swaps, futures and options – counsel warn

  • US short-selling rules will confuse market

    17 Jul 2008

    Following in the footsteps of the UK Financial Services Authority, the US SEC is rushing through short-selling regulation. But as in the UK, lawyers fear this additional regulation will create confusion

  • Siv litigation flees US for UK

    15 Jul 2008

    As some cases fester in the US judicial system, other claimants are bringing their disputes about structured investment vehicles to the UK courts for quicker resolution

  • Olympics delay renminbi bond approval

    10 Jul 2008

    Chinese banks are expected to have to further postpone renminbi-denominated bonds in Hong Kong as the State Council has yet to provide final approval

  • US finally opens to foreign broker-dealers

    10 Jul 2008

    In a long awaited move that will encourage cross-border deals, the SEC plans to allow non-US broker-dealers greater access to investors

  • FSA risks London's derivatives industry

    03 Jul 2008

    In a move that could drive the derivatives industry abroad, the Financial Services Authority is planning indiscriminate regulation that will require holders of contracts for difference to disclose their positions