Magazine - April 2001

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

Cover Story

  • IFLR Annual Awards 2000

    In March IFLR held ceremonies in London and Hong Kong to celebrate the achievements of the international legal market’s top firms. In this issue we present the winners and runners up in this year’s awards, with analysis of what it took to win the deal and team awards. Leading the pack were Sullivan & Cromwell who won IFLR Team of the Year, and Linklaters & Alliance who won International Law Firm of the Year for Asia


  • Deriving value for insurance companies

    Derivatives have traditionally been viewed as forbidden territory to insurance companies. But is this always true? Maria Ross and Charlotte Davies of Norton Rose, London, ask if the two can be reconciled

  • Turkey plans brighter future for electricity industry

    Once completed, the planned shake up of Turkey’s electricity industry should provide a wealth of opportunties for foreign investors. In the meantime, however, there is likely to be a degree of uncertainty. Kristin Meikle, Chadbourne & Parke, and Begum Durukan with the Birsel Law Offices, look at the prospects for the next few years

  • Ukraine moves towards international banking standards

    Observers believe that new legislation in Ukraine will help give the country’s banking system progressive, international standards to adhere to. Myron Rabij of Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, Kiev, assesses the reforms

  • Referral of powers paves way for Australia’s Corporations Act

    The referral of powers from states to the federal government is a necessary prelude to the enactment of Australia’s corporations legislation. Don Harding, a partner of Freehills in Sydney, explains how the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2001 of New South Wales provides a model for juggling constitutional concerns

  • Pressure builds in Portuguese market

    A poor year for capital markets work and the prospect of a slowing economy are adding to the pressures on Portuguese law firms to define their strategies. Thomas Williams reports from Lisbon on what firms are looking to do next

  • Law firms get serious in Spain

    For years Spanish firms had a comfortable grip on their domestic market, coexisting almost peacefully with their international rivals. But now competition in the Spanish legal market is growing as firms enter a new phase. Thomas Williams reports from Madrid and Barcelona

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