Magazine - February 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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Features

  • Foreign brokers win access to US futures customers

    The CFTC is considering a relaxation of its rules governing foreign brokers’ participation in the US futures market.

  • Hong Kong’s reformed broker contribution rules

    Lynn Bai of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission outlines the new risk-based calculation method for brokers’ contributions to the stock clearing fund

  • Independent power projects in Saudi Arabia

    Saudia Arabia’s growing demand for energy may soon force the country to open its doors to foreign investment.

  • The legal aspects of doing business in Iran

    Over 500 companies are proposed to be offered for privatization in Iran’s Third Economic Development Plan and the doors are being opened to foreign investment.

  • Investment grade Korea revives securitization

    Korean securitization is enjoying a renaissance after the difficulties of the Asian financial crisis.

  • Foreign investors snap up Korean bargains

    Foreign investment in South Korea has reached record levels after the government abolished laws impeding cross-border mergers and acquisitions in 1998. Investment funds are moving in and hostile take-overs are set to increase. Rob Mannix reports on the lawyers advising overseas buyers.

  • UK firms lead interest in Korean Bar reform

    During the economic crisis of 1997, Korea promised to open its legal market to international competition, but the extent of liberalization is still undecided. Koreans want little change, as slow as possible. US firms seem unconcerned. But UK firms have been lobbying hard for an open market. Rob Mannix reports

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