Magazine - August 2000

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

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  • US firms learn to keep their heads in London frenzy

    Some US firms in London are beginning to count the cost of over-eager growth, but others are still hiring like there's no tomorrow. Rufus Jones looks at how US firms are pacing themselves in Europe's financial centre

  • Canada opens the door to new ownership of financial institutions

    Robert McDowell and Robert Elliott of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Toronto, explain the highlights of Canada's new financial legislation. Part one of a two part series looks at the new rules for ownership of banks and insurance companies

  • KBC's synthetic CLO breathes life into Europe's asset-backed market

    Cormac Kissane of Brown & Wood in London explains the structure of KBC Bank's innovative CLO transaction and looks at the consequences for the European market

  • EU seeks mutual recognition for insolvency procedures

    Leanne Tilbrook and Helen Anderson of Freshfields, London, report on new EU regulations governing insolvency proceedings and their implications for creditors

  • China faces up to the new challenges of securization

    Over the next few years, the vast scale of China's infrastructure and financing needs will give rise to increasing reliance on flexible and creative financing methods. Gao Peiji and Paul Kruger of Clifford Chance, Hong Kong, explain the obstacles facing clients for asset securitization in China

  • Opening China's oil reserves to the world

    PetroChina's March listing in Hong Kong and New York was the biggest sale of PRC oil industry assets to date. Its IPO is the latest step in a long march towards a thorough restructuring of China's oil industry. But Mark Day of White & Case, Hong Kong, asks if the industry can survive WTO

  • Cutting edge close up: Project Dolphin brings Gulf region closer together

    Steven Bryan, partner in the corporate department and member of the energy group of Simmons & Simmons explains the detail behind one of the world's largest energy projects

  • Comment

    Tony Williams, worldwide managing partner of Andersen Legal responds to the recent American Bar Association (ABA) vote blocking multi-disciplinary practices in the US and says it is time for a new perspective

  • Legal update

    Judith Lawless of McCann FitzGerald, Dublin, looks at the new rules governing netting and credit derivatives in Ireland

  • UK firms play the dating game in New York

    So far no top firm has followed Clifford Chance’s January 1 lead and completed a transatlantic merger. But as non-US firms in New York rapidly seek to build their US practices, behind the scenes negotiations are taking place at a frenzied pace. Tom Nicholson reports

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