Magazine - January 2005

In publication since 1982, IFLR has become the trusted source for in-house counsel and law firms specialising in financial law.

Cover Story

  • Twenty trends to watch out for in 2005

    A softening stance from US regulators? Eurobond listings shifting to Switzerland? A hiring crisis among banks in Asia? IFLR makes its pick of the regulatory, legislative and transactional trends to look out for over the coming 12 months. By Andrew Crooke, Ben Maiden and Michael Evans


  • Editorial

  • Europeans put the case for US deregistration

    Margaret Tahyar gives an insight into SEC decision making and tells European issuers that facts are the key to influencing the US regulator

  • How securities laws could trap US bank lenders

    As the documentation of syndicated loans in the US increasingly resembles that of bonds, Gregory Woods warns that lenders could stray accidentally under onerous securities laws

  • Canada sets new policy on corporate governance

    Carol Hansell examines the progress towards improving corporate governance in Canada in the shadow of US reforms

  • Tips for foreign vendors in Chinese M&A

    Foreign vendors that sell to China's increasingly acquisitive companies are exposed to China’s less than transparent regulatory regime, say Jean-Marc Deschandol and Tom Luckock

  • Lessons for Korea's new Restructuring Act

    With Korea soon to pass new bankruptcy legislation, Mark A Walker, James L Bromley and Sang Jin Han outline what the country’s lawmakers should learn from past experience

  • Australian bidders sharpen takeover tactics

    As takeover activity grows in Australia, bidders are finding new techniques to ensure success both on hostile and friendly deals, explains Rodd Levy

  • Foreign lenders welcome more protection in China

    A judgment from the Hong Kong High Court to order the winding up of a PRC government window company is encouraging, says Susan Kendall. No longer will foreign creditors have to rely entirely on unfamiliar local courts

  • Japan's no-nonsense approach to compliance

    Since the Financial Services Agency shut Citibank's private banking operations because of compliance breaches, market participants have been worrying that this is the start of a crackdown on their operations. Andrew Crooke asks Naohiko Matsuo, the regulator’s director for international financial markets, whether that is true

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