Magazine - December 2001

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

Cover Story

  • The war on terrorist funding revealed

    While the US and its allies send armed forces to Afghanistan in a bid to win the so-called “war on terrorism”, governments and international bodies such as the IMF and OECD are developing plans for a less visible but equally important war on terrorist funding. Herbert Morais of Dewey Ballantine’s Washington, DC office, who attended the OECD’s Financial Action Task Force emergency meeting last month, reveals the Task Force’s tactics and the challenges ahead for governments and financial institutions


  • Cutting edge close-up: HKMC blazes trail for Hong Kong retail bond offerings

    Andrew Malcolm of Linklaters, Hong Kong, analyzes the fifth retail bond offering by HKMC, whose structure and use of publicity provide a model for future deals

  • Why the Takeover Panel is wrong over WPP/Tempus

    The Takeover Panel’s ruling on WPP’s bid for Tempus could spell the end for material adverse change conditions. Tunde Ogowewo of King’s College London’s School of Law reviews the case

  • Your euro questions answered

    The arrival of the euro has far reaching implications in areas such as monetary obligations, legacy currency securities and share capital. Geoffrey Yeowart of Lovells, London, answers some of the key questions for those getting ready to change over

  • Domestic markets the key for Benelux lawyers

    A tough year for capital markets lawyers in Belgium and The Netherlands, and the effects of disasters such as Sabena’s bankruptcy, have overshadowed the Euronext merger. With firms taking a hard look at their practices, what are the prospects for lawyers? Thomas Williams reports from Amsterdam and Brussels

  • Firm directory - Belgium and The Netherlands

  • How the US is fighting money laundering

    Money laundering is a key target in the battle to cut off funds to terrorist organizations. In October the US passed legislation to crack down on laundered funds by requiring financial institutions to use strict compliance and due diligence programmes. Danforth Newcomb, Rachel Barnes and Saamir Elshihabi of Shearman & Sterling, New York, explain the implications

  • The secrets of Edgar filing for non-US issuers

    Under new SEC proposals, Regulation S-T will be amended to extend the requirement to file with its electronic system, Edgar, to non-US issuers. Sebastian Sperber and Ying Hsu of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Hong Kong, explain how to negotiate the system

  • Can China play fair on technology imports?

    Entry to the WTO means that China must take a hard look at the way it distinguishes between domestic and imported technology. Warren Rothman and Grace Chen of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Beijing, reveal the unlevel playing field for foreign technology providers

  • Cross-border deals bring opportunities for closed Korean market

    The development of cross-border securitization deals with new asset streams offers the prospect of rich pickings. Sara Ver-Bruggen reports from Seoul on some of the latest transactions and the prospects for the liberalization in the legal market

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