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  • Why Indonesian coal is best avoided

    22 Oct 2012

    Panelists at IFLR's Indonesia forum on why foreign investors should buy into Indonesia's coal market with caution

  • BRIC regulators defend their competition regimes

    18 Oct 2012

    Deals in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) have faced greater scrutiny in recent years, as merger review standards around the world have become more harmonised

  • Shanghai’s MNC policy reveals RMB convertibility plans

    18 Oct 2012

    Multinationals have further incentive to move their regional headquarters to Shanghai under new rules released by the city’s Ministry of Commerce. The rules also signal new measures for RMB convertibility

  • Why impact investing is the next corporate innovator

    18 Oct 2012

    Oxfam’s £1 billion loan to Mongolia’s Xac Leasing blurs the line between private equity funds and not-for-profit organisations, and highlights the growing trend of impact investmentsprivate equity funds

  • SFO bribery guidance fuels self-reporting dilemma

    17 Oct 2012

    Companies that report bribery within their ranks are not necessarily immune from criminal charges, according to new guidance from the UK Serious Fraud Office. The announcement heightens the risk attached to self-reporting and has divided market opinion

  • The best contractual mechanisms for European M&A today

    17 Oct 2012

    Social turmoil and regulatory forces have slowed growth in European M&A. In this environment, corporate lawyers recommend two contractual mechanisms to remove uncertainty in M&A transactions

  • Cfius review needs greater transparency - opinion

    11 Oct 2012

    Cfius review is a more frequent hurdle to foreign investment. Here, US counsel explain how the Agency could reduce uncertainty around its decisions

  • How to improve Indonesian corporate governance

    04 Oct 2012

    Allegations against PT Bumi Resources, Indonesia’s largest coal company, revealed important lessons about national corporate governance standards

  • How to correct for conflicts of interest

    02 Oct 2012

    Recent US court decisions have clarified the parameters of a board’s fiduciary role towards its shareholders, and provided guidance on how to properly correct for conflicts of interest without jeopardising the integrity of a deal

  • How market rumours shape global M&A

    01 Oct 2012

    With public M&A bidding rules varying from country to country, there is an uneven playing field developing for shareholders and boards from around the world