Magazine - June 2001

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

Cover Story

  • How California lawyers can weather the downturn

    The downturn has made life harder for everyone in California’s technology sector, but as they showed after the Asian financial crisis, lawyers are able to adapt by meeting new needs and new clients. Tom Nicholson reports from California on how firms are surviving

Features

  • Taming the risks of project finance: Part two: political risk and insurance

    In the second of a two-part series, Ellen Hayes and Amy Cummings of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Washington DC, look at how recent developments in the use of multilateral agencies and political risk insurance can help investors gain confidence in project finance

  • Rule 10b5-1 gives hope to stock trading plans

    Insiders face many legal obstacles to trading their company’s stock, but Rule 10b5-1(c) can provide a solution in the form of advance trading plans. Steven Bochner and Leslie Hakala of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati reveal how this often overlooked regulation can help

  • Eurobond conversions under Japan’s new regime

    Recent Japanese legislative changes relating to the establishment of holding companies and corporate splits will have important effects on convertible Eurobond documentation. Alan Davies and Surya Soni of Linklaters & Alliance, Tokyo, explain

  • Legal reform helps Japanese securitization take off

    Matthew Cahill, Paul Severs and Yasuhiro Akita of Clifford Chance Tanaka & Akita, Tokyo, examine how regulatory changes are opening the door to securitization in post-financial crisis Japan

  • Austria cools towards plans for revolution

    A year ago Austria seemed about to experience the fusionsfieber seen in neighbouring Germany during the nineties. Instead, many people have gone cold on the idea of making international links. Ben Maiden reports on why the revolution has been put on hold

  • US firms hope to profit from new Italian order

    Changes in Italy’s legislation and government have done much to increase the work-load of firms in Italy. But as Thomas Williams reports from Milan and Rome, a second wave of competition from across the Atlantic is forcing Italian firms to reevaluate their strategies

  • Foreign firms aim to be big in Japan

    Many foreign firms in Japan are trying to beef up their joint enterprise offices and hire bengoshi. Although demand often outstrips supply, the big Japanese firms are beginning to feel the heat. Nick Ferguson reports from Tokyo

  • Project finance keeps Philippines market moving

    Political chaos in the Philippines has left firms struggling for deals and finding project finance and restructuring still the best bets. Nick Ferguson reports

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