Magazine - November 2001

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

Cover Story

  • Laura Unger takes stock

    Last month commissioner Laura Unger announced plans to step down from the SEC. Her departure will leave a massive gap in an already under-staffed Commission, and not just in terms of numbers. Tom Nicholson meets the woman who led the SEC for most of a crucial year in its history, and discusses how she has fought Regulation FD, tried to narrow the digital divide and championed human rights through financial regulation


  • Cutting edge close-up: Heidelberger’s acquisition of Indocement

    Philip Rapp and Lee Taylor of Clifford Chance, Singapore, and Vincent Mignon of Heidelberger Zement Group, analyze the company’s recent complex investment in Indocement

  • Where does Brumark leave fixed charges?

    Geoffrey Yeowart of Lovells, London, assesses the Privy Council’s ruling in the Brumark case, which created uncertainty over fixed charges, and says there are lessons to be learned from Siebe Gorman

  • How to recover your aircraft

    With many airlines battling to stay in business, the threat to lessors of a default on their payments is increasingly real. Mark Western and Mark Bisset of White & Case, London, offer advice to financiers

  • Russia shores up shareholder rights

    Sergei Stepanov of White & Case, Moscow, looks at how Russia is trying to improve corporate governance and give minority shareholders greater protection

  • First steps for Russian private equity

    Like China, Russia is keen to entice offshore venture capital and private equity onshore. Daniel Gogek of Lovells, Moscow, explains the steps it is taking and how far it has to go

  • Lawyers pin hopes on reforms in Russia

    Russia has been riding a wave of economic progress as a new government, rising oil prices and legal reforms lead the way. But, as Thomas Williams reports from Moscow, there’s plenty to be done before everyone feels comfortable

  • Firm directory - Russia

  • Ukraine reforms court system

    Since gaining independence, Ukraine’s court system has struggled to modernize against the obstacles of old Soviet procedures and structures. Vladimir Zakhvataev of Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, Kiev, explains the radical reforms introduced this summer

  • Central Europe’s rough road to the EU

    The nations of central Europe are queuing up to join the EU’s rich club. But in their haste they risk tripping over themselves and catching the west’s economic cold. Ben Maiden and Thomas Williams report from Prague, Warsaw and Budapest on how laws firms are coping

  • Key deals - Central Europe

  • Firm directory - Central Europe

  • China spurs venture capital investment

    The Chinese authorities are creating a framework that they hope will attract venture capital funds onshore. Jonathan Lemberg, Xiaohu Ma, Paul Boltz and Jun Deng discuss the pros and cons of the new regime

  • Disposing of non-performing loans in Asia

    Jerome Jakubik of Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, discusses the structures and bidding procedures used by Asian financial institutions trying to dump burdensome non-performing loans

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