News analysis

  • Asian corporates can't cope with compliance

    24 Jul 2008

    Corporate counsel in Asia are struggling to deal with a myriad of new laws and regulations, according to an IFLR poll

  • Enforcement fear over China Anti-Monopoly Law

    24 Jul 2008

    Investors and counsel are worried about potentially inefficient enforcement and protectionism, after China announced its new Anti-Monopoly Law commission earlier this week

  • CVC resurrects whitewash waiver investment

    17 Jul 2008

    In a structure that is expected to gain popularity in Asia, CVC Asia Pacific has employed a rare whitewash waiver in its investment in Hung Hing Printing

  • Hedge fund headache cured

    10 Jul 2008

    No more nightmares for hedge fund advisers. The Alternative Investment Management Association has announced global guidelines for fund-of-hedge-fund managers

  • Unusual "Mac" clause saves TPG

    08 Jul 2008

    TPG Capital's withdrawal from buying a stake in Bradford & Bingley relied on a specifically drafted termination clause. Its targeted nature demonstrates how clauses are being used as specific break-up weapons

  • EC's cartel settlement system is flawed

    04 Jul 2008

    Monday's announcement of a settlement process for cartel investigations by the European Commission requires more thought, according to counsel

  • 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