Magazine - July 2000

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

Cover Story

  • In-house: Antonio Sáinz de Vicuña, European Central Bank

    Antonio Sáinz de Vicuña, European Central Bank: In an exclusive interview, the general counsel of the European Central Bank talks to Rufus Jones about European stock market mergers, the future for regulation and the performance of the euro

Features

  • Comment

    Gilles Thieffry of Norton Rose, London, argues that, although technological change in settlements is raising new problems for issuers and regulators, traditional legal issues still hold true

  • Comment

    Alain Gauvin of Coudert Brothers, Paris, argues that proposed reforms should not limit the rights of French OPCVMs to use credit derivatives

  • Issuers and investors look to safety with internet securities offerings

    lastminute.com and egg.com have shown how the internet can be used successfully to promote securities offerings. But investors and issuers still face legal challenges in protecting themselves. Alero Cave, Anky Chan and Marco Crosignani of Allen & Overy, London, report

  • Electronic offering and trading of securities in the Netherlands

    Jaap Willeumier and Rogier Raas of Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot look at how the cross-border nature of the internet is causing the Netherlands to reexamine the ways in which issuers control information about securities offerings

  • UK court ruling imposes fiduciary duties on capital markets

    Alan Berg, Tel Aviv-based consultant to Watson, Farley & Williams, discusses the Appeal Court's recent ruling in UPC v Deutsche Bank and argues that it is inconsistent with recent authority

  • Fiduciary transfer - Indonesia's new law on collateral security

    Indonesia's Law 42 enables security interests to be registered in movable goods. Robert Hornick of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, New York, reviews the new legislation and assesses its attempts to provide better security for creditors

  • Hong Kong share schemes: Gems v Main board and proposals for change

    The global boom in e-commerce has focused the attention of Hong Kong companies on the use of employee share schemes as a key element in remuneration packages. But, there is often confusion over which legal and regulatory requirements need to be considered when introducing such a scheme. David Clark and Stephen Smith of Linklaters, Hong Kong explain the issues

  • China rushes to catch up with the internet

    China has been busy enacting laws to govern internet usage and e-commerce. Gabriela Kennedy of Lovells, Hong Kong, asks whether this legislation leaves China better prepared for the on-line age

  • Foreign firms fight for pole position in China

    Law firms are convinced that WTO accession will change the way they do business in China. But, as Nick Ferguson reports, some firms have already found ways of making the most of the opportunities available

News analysis

International briefings