Magazine - February 2005

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  • Editorial

  • Managing competing claims on frozen accounts

    Bank counsel should look to a recent UK ruling for guidance on dealing with a number of competing claims from innocent parties on an account frozen under money laundering laws. Jon Holland and Antony Corsi explain

  • Why Germany needs shareholder reform

    Extortive challenges to shareholders' resolutions might soon end, as Germany prepares a new stockholder law. Konstantin Günther and Barbara Roth explain why reform can't come soon enough

  • Belgium overhauls its private international law

    A recent code has modified Belgian rules on conflicts of laws and jurisdiction. Vanessa Marquette, Michèle Grégoire and Sandrine Hirsch outline the main changes in financial law

  • SEC raises stakes with trading reform proposal

    Linda Lerner examines the SEC's sweeping Regulation NMS proposals and argues that a lack of self-reform by the market has made new regulation necessary

  • Asset-backed market wins with Regulation AB

    Siegfried Knopf, James Huang and Giselle Barth explain some of the issues that securitization counsel must prepare for as the SEC introduces its landmark ABS rules

  • Ruling casts shadow on Chinese letters of credit

    A Chinese court's irregular ruling could make it difficult for international financial institutions to rely on letters of credit issued by Chinese banks. By Geoff Sutherland

  • Finance industry has duty to manage conflicts

    Australia has imposed a regulatory duty to manage conflicts of interest on its financial services providers. John Moutsopoulos explains

  • The few, the proud . . . the securitizers

    Adam Glass, securitization specialist at Linklaters in New York, introduces an occasional series on partners' personal experiences in corporate finance and what it takes to succeed (or fail) in their practice area of choice

  • UK regulator risks losing the market's trust

    The UK's market regulator is increasingly prepared to hit wrongdoers with adverse publicity, but this strategy is undermining the market's confidence in the watchdog, warns Matthew Allen

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