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Deal analysis

  • Royal Group: Boost for onshore deals in Cambodia

    01 Dec 2009

    A Cambodian company has successfully closed the country's largest-ever M&A deal. The deal was financed onshore by a group of international banks, showing the potential for foreign interest in south-east Asian deals that have the right structure

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  • Chinese oil investment tackles Kazakh currency fears

    17 Dec 2009

    A Chinese and Kazakh joint venture purchase of a Kazakh oil company has overcome currency concerns, being conducted on a single day in an open trade

  • How to restructure in the Middle East: Global Investment House

    16 Dec 2009

    Kuwait’s Global Investment House's restructuring plan succeeded because of due diligence, transparent creditor meetings, and new asset-based security for unsecured lenders

  • Chinese companies: prepare for litigation in US acquisitions

    11 Dec 2009

    Chinese companies looking to make acquisitions in the US should prepare for litigation from the target’s shareholders and competing bidders, and not take it personally

  • Dubai World in quotes

    10 Dec 2009

    From schizophrenic investor presentations to the UAE’s immature insolvency regime, IFLR spoke to the lawyers closest to Dubai World and found out what they really think about the default in the Middle East

  • How Indian companies are investing overseas

    10 Dec 2009

    As Indian companies begin the second wave of outbound M&A, counsel expect more hybrid deals and earn-out provisions structured within them

  • China: the hardest jurisdiction for enforcement

    04 Dec 2009

    China is the most difficult Asian country in which to enforce security, according to a new survey of distressed debt practitioners

  • How Nakheel could test UAE restructuring laws

    04 Dec 2009

    The international investment in Nakheel’s bond will mean UAE legislation and restructuring tools could be used for the first time

  • Nakheel: getting your money back

    04 Dec 2009

    Recourse on Dubai World's Nakheel bonds could depend on what creditors are holding, and the law their lending documentation was structured in

  • Charter decision sets group precedent for US bankruptcies

    02 Dec 2009

    A court decision in Charter Communications’ bankruptcy proceeding has set an important precedent as to what constitutes a group under section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act

  • How consortium bids can save distressed M&A

    02 Dec 2009

    The latest asset sale by Canadian telecoms company Nortel has proved that strong consortium bids are vital to the success of distressed M&A deals

  • KPMG case will turn on Lehman JV agreement

    02 Dec 2009

    As Thai police issue summonses to three KPMG partners responsible for liquidating Lehman Brothers, attention has turned to Lehman’s joint venture agreement with the complainant

  • Charter: A group precedent for US bankruptcies

    01 Dec 2009

    A court decision in Charter Communications’ bankruptcy proceeding has set an important precedent as to what constitutes a group under section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act. This will make it easier for other companies to retain debt they can afford under their original terms

  • Nortel: Consortium bids can save distressed M&A

    01 Dec 2009

    The latest asset sale by Canadian telecoms company Nortel has proved that strong consortium bids are vital to the success of distressed M&A deals

  • KPMG case will turn on Lehman JV agreement

    01 Dec 2009

    As Thai police issue summonses to three KPMG partners responsible for liquidating Lehman Brothers, attention has turned to Lehman's joint venture agreement with the complainant, Destination Properties

  • Don't fret about Korean poison pills

    01 Dec 2009

    Korea announced a bill that would allow companies to use poison pills against hostile bidders, but observers believe that such a move is unnecessary as companies are already well protected

  • Nakheel: get your money back

    01 Dec 2009

    The position of creditors depends on the bonds they hold, and how local law plays out with hedge funds involved

  • There's just no one else

    01 Dec 2009

    Why are US mortgage Reits so popular, given that so many failed during the financial crisis? Because there are no banks

  • Case studies in realising value

    01 Dec 2009

    Recent company rescues in the UK and US hold a lot of lessons for lawyers advising on similar deals

  • Strategic if anything

    01 Dec 2009

    The corporate departments that weathered this downturn well, from the IFLR1000

  • Would you take the risk?

    01 Dec 2009

    Chances are New York's amended statute does not invalidate proxy votes. But if you were closing a large merger would you take that chance?

  • How the Finco buy-back worked

    01 Dec 2009

    One way to get around a requirement for 100% approval from lenders for refinancing

  • Welcome, but poorly drafted

    01 Dec 2009

    Hong Kong could finally have a rescue regime next year. But employee issues must be dealt with first