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Recent action by New York's attorney general against Merrill Lynch has cast doubt over the regulation of analysts everywhere. Wall Street firms have scrambled to announce new initiatives to guarantee the objectivity of their stock-dealing advice. The SEC has issued tougher rules to govern research, and regulators in Europe have said they will consider the issue, too. IFLR invited seven leading figures from the London markets to discuss the problem
José Garrido García, who is a member of the High Level Group of Experts behind EU takeover proposals, defends his views on minority control from recent criticism
The European Commission has agreed a formula on state aid for Landesbanks that should
protect investors from a bank default. But the rules leave them at the mercy of guarantors.
Robin Griffith and Michail Papadakis of Clifford Chance report
The European Regulation on Insolvency means proceedings commenced in one
member state must now be recognized across the EU. Jennifer Marshall of Allen & Overy looks
at some of the variables between the insolvency regimes in different countries
Twenty years ago IFLR ran a story on the Argentine crisis. Now another rumbles on.
Stephen Hoare speaks to some of the financial markets’ leading personalities about the
people, deals and regulations that have shaped our world in between
Frederic Rich of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York considers the key issues facing the project finance market over the coming years
Dan Cunningham of Allen & Overy, New York, and Thomas Werlen, in London, call for innovation to drive the derivatives market forward
Thomas Williams reports on how Italy’s lawyers are testing the country’s new takeover and securities rules and working on deals to modernize the economy
Philip Gilligan of Lovells Hong Kong and Joe Bannister in London compare the challenges of recovering assets in China with the approach taken by the English courts
The collapse of Enron in the US has led some Asian leaders to question the rationale for
deregulating their own energy industries. Peter Roberts, of Jones Day’s Hong Kong office,
says delays could be costly
Japan is one of the most challenging markets for international firms. But the country is short
of lawyers, and foreign firms believe soon they will provide the expertise demanded.
Nick Ferguson reports
Mexico’s legislators have been busy — protecting minority shareholders, revamping the insolvency
regime and overhauling securities laws. Ben Maiden reports
Brazil has introduced guidelines allowing domestic banks and financial companies to access
the market for credit derivatives. Walter Douglas Stuber and Adriana Gödel Stuber of Amaro,
Stuber e Advogados, São Paulo, explain