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  • Hedge fund bankruptcies should be heard onshore

    30 Aug 2007

    Bankruptcy proceedings for hedge funds should be heard in the funds' centre of main interest, says the co-author of Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code.

  • Structured finance investors demand better protection

    29 Aug 2007

    A deficit of sophisticated legal advice has contributed to the fallout from the US mortgage market.

  • Corporates discover how to deal with activism

    23 Aug 2007

    In the face of increased shareholder activism, from both hedge funds and institutional investors, IFLR is hosting a breakfast briefing to advise corporate counsel on the best approach

  • Law firms under threat in Thailand

    23 Aug 2007

    Many foreign companies, including law firms, could need restructuring if Thailand's new Foreign Business Act (FBA) becomes law in its current form, local experts believe.

  • Public M&A: don't believe the hype

    23 Aug 2007

    According to counsel, reports that Barclays' share-backed offer for ABN Amro is in danger of collapsing are premature

  • SEC asserts authority over hedge fund advisers

    23 Aug 2007

    In the latest move towards indirect regulation of the hedge fund industry, the SEC has beefed up its power to take action against hedge fund advisers.

  • Allen & Overy makes China move

    22 Aug 2007

    In a move that underlines the increased importance of China for international firms, Allen & Overy has strengthened its China practice, shifting lawyers from its Hong Kong to Beijing office.

  • Beijing opens Hong Kong floodgates

    22 Aug 2007

    Hong Kong's capital markets are set for an increase in deal flow, as Beijing authorities allow individuals to buy securities directly for the first time.

  • Japan turns on hedge funds

    15 Aug 2007

    Japan's regulator believes the relationship between hedge funds and banks is too close and is undermining the integrity of the country's stock markets

  • M&A lawyers fall foul of subprime

    15 Aug 2007

    In a dispute that could signal an end to the recent boom in merger activity, Lone Star has withdrawn its offer for US mortgage lender Accredited

  • NIBC rescued from subprime

    15 Aug 2007

    In a deal that excludes the target's subprime assets, Kaupthing is to acquire Dutch bank NIBC

  • Asia and Europe set for demerger boom

    08 Aug 2007

    Chief executives at the world's biggest companies expect high levels of demerger activity over the next year, according to research from Allen & Overy

  • Banks gear up for a downturn

    08 Aug 2007

    As the next round of restructuring promises unheralded complexity, investment banks are turning to lawyers for advice on hiring more restructuring specialists

  • Japan's surprise poison-pill warning

    08 Aug 2007

    The Japanese government has unexpectedly called for a rethink on poison pills, providing a much needed boost after recent setbacks

  • Taiwan private equity

    01 Aug 2007

    Make up your mind

  • Risk in Russia

    01 Aug 2007

    The price of stability

  • Latin American private equity

    01 Aug 2007

    The language of leverage

  • Ignore the headlines

    01 Aug 2007

    Japanese M&A is healthier than you think

  • Repos rising

    01 Aug 2007

    New structures created by US bankruptcy laws

  • Made the grade

    01 Aug 2007

    Investment-grade ratings lead to better covenants in Russia

  • Edge of a precipice

    01 Aug 2007

    If authorities won't hold corporates accountable, shareholders will

  • Spread too thin?

    01 Aug 2007

    The real effects on the world's economy of an increasingly diverse CDO market

  • Greed might be good

    01 Aug 2007

    How companies can make sure they deal effectively with shareholder activists

  • Reverse takeover adventures

    01 Aug 2007

    How Geovic managed to make three companies into one in Cayman

  • How to do it yourself

    01 Aug 2007

    Managers don't need a licence

  • Precedent needed

    01 Aug 2007

    The new law's impact will depend on its first few cases

  • PPPs please

    01 Aug 2007

    The frameworks needed to launch private participation in project finance

  • Funds sue Mayer Brown

    01 Aug 2007

    Three hedge funds filed lawsuits last week against Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw

  • KPN hints at telecoms merger boom

    01 Aug 2007

    Consolidation continues apace in the Netherlands as Royal KPN has agreed a €766 million deal for IT service company Getronics