Magazine - November 2002

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

Cover Story

  • Anti-terror laws: US rectifies banking chaos

    US efforts to shut down terrorist financing by forcing domestic banks to re-examine their dealings with foreign equivalents threw the industry into disarray last year. New finalized rules bring order to the confusion. Brian Volkman explains

Features

  • What Sarbanes-Oxley means for banking due diligence

    Underwriters as well as issuers should consider the effects of America's corporate governance clean-up. James Bartos and David Beveridge discuss the implications for banks of recent legislation

  • How trade finance has fallen from favour

    Trade financiers have traditionally assumed they will be treated more favourably than other creditors by countries in financial difficulty. According to a study carried out by Torys, this is no-longer true. By Gilbert Samberg

  • Basel Committee reveals blueprint for new Accord

    The international financial community now has its first chance to review proposed changes to the Basel Capital Accord. Chris Bates answers some of the questions bankers may have

  • US governance reform clashes with German practice

    German companies listed in the US will find it tough to reconcile differences between their traditional practices and the requirements of American corporate governance reforms. By John Palenberg, Ward Greenberg and Gabriele Apfelbacher

  • Why central Europe's roads stay broken

    Money from the EU to improve central Europe's broken-down infrastructure will make less difference than lawyers might hope. Tom Williams reports

  • Taking a second look at China's M&A rules

    Overseas investors queuing up to buy Chinese targets, following the imposition of new M&A rules, may end up disappointed. By Teresa Ko

  • Preparing for Australia's tough banking standards

    Australian banks have less than a year to comply with the country’s new code of practice. Ros Grady reports

  • The flaw in Korea's fair disclosure regime

    Regulators in South Korea have introduced rules intended to swell the flow of corporate information to shareholders. Yet the new regime could have precisely the opposite effect, say Woong-Soon Song and Sang Man Kim

  • Korea and Taiwan follow Japan's securitization path

    In the second of two articles, Tim Lester, Mohammed Asaria and Udo van der Linden consider the future for asset-backed finance in Korea and Taiwan as both countries strive to learn from the progress of neighbouring Japan

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