Magazine - February 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 London Awards Nominations

    IFLR is proud to announce the nominations for its 2000 Awards. The winners will be revealed during a ceremony held at The Park Lane Hotel, London, on March 15 2001. For enquiries regarding the awards dinner and reservations please contact Nichola Whitaker on +44 (0) 20 7779 8467

Features

  • Neuer Markt tightens rules to restore confidence

    It was revealed in December that the Neuer Markt is tightening its rules on initial public offerings in response to collapsing technology stocks. This month Markus Pfüller and Christiane Ehrich of Clifford Chance Pünder, Frankfurt, explain the details of the reforms

  • How to meet the SEC's new form 20-F rules

    With the 2000 annual report and Form 20-F season approaching, Margaret Tahyar and Marcelle Joseph of Davis Polk & Wardwell, Washington, DC, discuss the SEC’s new Form 20-F rules and alert seasoned Form 20-F filers to potential hot topics for this year

  • SEC rules on the state of independent directors

    The start of 2001 has seen the SEC introduce a number of measures aimed at promoting the role of independent directors. Kenneth Berman and Elizabeth Kaplan of Debevoise & Plimpton, Washington, DC, assess the reforms

  • Facing the legal and structural issues of cross-border LBOs in Asia

    Parts of Asia are ripe for the kind of explosion in leveraged buy-outs seen in the US and Europe in the 1980s and 1990s. Richard Gray of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Hong Kong, examines the legal and structural issues which this potential new market must address

  • Meeting the challenges of cross-border offerings: part two

    This month, IFLR presents extracts from the second and final part of the roundtable discussion on the unique issues faced by a company launching a cross-border internet offering

  • Corporate restructuring in China-a path to backdoor listings

    Many of China’s new generation of limited liability and joint stock companies are now looking to evolve to meet increased competition. Steven Blayney of Lovells, Hong Kong, presents two case studies illustrating how companies can use acquisitions to gain a backdoor listing

  • Australia paints unified picture for financial services

    Australia’s financial services reforms will give it one of the most unified and advanced financial services regimes in the world. Karen Den-Toll, director of financial services at Clayton Utz in Sydney, examines how the changes will affect issuers of financial products, and advisers across both the retail and wholesale customer markets

  • Irish lawyers prepare to share the spoils

    With the economy in a healthy state, the Irish government is looking to develop the country’s infrastructure. The expected goldrush of private public partnership schemes will give a new boost to local firms. But the rich pickings are already attracting the attention of big international firms. Sara Ver-Bruggen reports from Dublin

  • Washington lawyers capitalize on good times for project finance

    Not so long ago, project finance work for lawyers in Washington, DC didn’t offer much in the way of cutting edge transactions. But with development agencies setting the pace with more – and more complex – projects, there’s plenty of exciting work around for leading firms. Tom Nicholson reports

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