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  • How Edgar came of age - opinion

    30 Nov 2012

    The implementation of the SEC's electronic filing system in 1994 added a new dimension to the public company concept, says David Bernstein of K&L Gates

  • The year that changed research analyst coverage

    30 Nov 2012

    Three crucial developments in 2003 changed the future of research analyst regulation. Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Glen Rae, and Morrison & Foerster's Anna Pinedo and Jim Tanenbaum, explain how

  • US ISS outlines the future of poison pills

    30 Nov 2012

    Patrick McGurn, special counsel at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) discusses the role of shareholder rights plans in today’s age of shareholder activism

  • Sebi looking to HK disclosure rules

    29 Nov 2012

    Sebi is increasingly looking towards international regulation in mandating tougher disclosure rules, said counsel at IFLR’s India Capital Markets Forum

  • Why Sebi’s new rules are causing concern

    29 Nov 2012

    Although Sebi’s enforcement regime has previously been criticised for a lack of activity, its new standards have counsel concerned

  • A legal guide to bond execution in 2013

    22 Nov 2012

    Senior lawyers have warned that recent regulatory developments are complicating bond execution and documentation, making it slower and less efficient

  • How to prepare bond documents for a Eurozone break-up

    22 Nov 2012

    Lawyers in London have called for banks and law firms to consider recognising redenomination as a risk factor in deal documentation

  • How lawyers will shape Asian high-yield

    14 Nov 2012

    Lawyers are set to play an important role in shaping disclosure standards in high-yield in Asia, as new market developments facilitate their further involvement

  • The latest Asian high-yield disclosure trends explained

    14 Nov 2012

    Regulation S high-yield issuers in Asia should disclose information to a Rule 144a standard and pay close attention to their email trails, lawyers have warned

  • Why investors should avoid ChinaCo USD high-yield

    14 Nov 2012

    Chinese real estate companies this month reentered the high-yield space. But bankers and lawyers have warned there are significant risks in the structuring of Chinese offshore high-yield offerings

  • Argentina ruling to hamper sovereign restructuring plans

    13 Nov 2012

    Governments could have a tougher time agreeing restructuring plans with creditors following a landmark US court ruling on Argentina’s sovereign debt default of 2001

  • CFTC misses the point with commingling clarification

    13 Nov 2012

    A CFTC interpretive letter on cleared collateral segregation is likely to spur resistance within the financial industry without significantly reducing systemic risk, US lawyers have warned

  • Imminent Argentine debt default?

    08 Nov 2012

    A New York court ruling in favour of holdout creditors has reduced the Argentine government’s ability to repay creditors that participated in two debt swaps through US-domiciled payment agents, raising the potential spectre of default