Magazine - November 2000

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

Cover Story

  • UBS creates a new breed of general counsel

    Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) group general counsel Urs Roth has had to deal with more pressure in the last 10 years than most in-house lawyers deal with in a lifetime. Roth talks to Rufus Jones about a life less ordinary in one of the world’s biggest banks

Features

  • Dutch repo law ends risk of recharacterization

    For five years, the development of the Dutch repo market has been threatened by fears that local law is not consistent with the Global Master Repurchase Agreement. New legislation, however, has been introduced to confirm the validity of such transactions. Willem Rank of NautaDutilh, Amsterdam explains

  • Euronext leads the way for European exchange mergers

    As the first cross-border merger of stock exchanges in Europe, Euronext and its experiences will inevitably set an important precedent for any future consolidation of Europe’s financial markets. Sandrine Hirsch and Vanessa Marquette of Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot, Brussels, advised on the Euronext merger and explain both the challenges involved and what still needs to be done

  • Switzerland opens its doors to change

    Law firms in Switzerland are emerging from the shadows of stifling secrecy laws, and 2000 might have seen the start of an influx of foreign firms. But old habits die hard. Rufus Jones reports from Zurich

  • Securitization takes off in Canada

    While the US has led the world in securitization for many years, the Canadian market has also witnessed rapid growth. Martin Fingerhut of Blake Cassels & Graydon, Toronto, looks at how issuers are using Canada’s legislative framework and reform to exploit new asset classes and increase issuance

  • Avoiding bankruptcy amicably in Indonesia

    Bankruptcy is never a pleasant experience, but Indonesian law provides an alternative solution for debtors hoping to reach an amicable agreement with their creditors. Rahmat Bastian of Dermawan & Co, Jakarta, explains the little known rules which form part of the Bankruptcy Regulation

  • China clarifies rules on foreign investment through local subsidiaries

    Nicholas Howson and Hans-Günther Herrmann of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Beijing and Hong Kong, look at the new opportunities and restrictions on outside investors seeking to use local subsidiaries as vehicles to increase their investments in China

  • Switzerland opens its doors to change

    Law firms in Switzerland are emerging from the shadows of stifling secrecy laws, and 2000 might have seen the start of an influx of foreign firms. But old habits die hard. Rufus Jones reports from Zurich

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