Magazine - May 1999

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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  • Repackaging: the key structures in the Euromarket

    As bankers and investors demand more complex debt repackagings, Rob Mannix identifies the structures and lawyers which have shaped the market

  • Ontario sets new agenda for debt-like derivatives

    The Task Force created by the Ontario Securities Commission has released its report on debt-like derivatives recommending legislation for the protection of retail investors. Clint Calder and Ron Schlumpf of CIBC World Markets, Toronto review the proposals

  • Sweden launches domestic market for securitization

    Sweden plans a new regime for asset-backed issues from January 1 2000, allowing for onshore structures to securitize local assets. Svante Hultqvist and Tomas Gärdfors of Advokatfirman Lindahl outline the proposals

  • Private sector targets Irish energy projects

    The Irish government has taken the first step towards liberalization of the electricity market with a bill to appoint a regulatory commission. Kevin Hoy of Mason Hayes & Curran discusses how the industry will be transformed by the implementation of EU policy

  • How to protect lenders on Thai projects

    Nicholas Moller of Baker & McKenzie, Sydney, formerly of Siam Niti Law Office, Thailand explains how to set up effective security structures for Thai projects

  • Foreign firms seek lifeline through Thai partners

    The Asian downturn hit Thailand’s economy first and hardest, and with the slow recovery, law firms have switched strategy to survive. Ben Maiden reports from Bangkok

  • Pragmatism the strategy for Hong Kong and China

    Clients, like their lawyers, have adopted a pragmatic approach to business to cope with the Asian downturn. Ben Maiden reports from Hong Kong and Beijing as firms struggle with fee pressure and work levels to stay in the market

  • New warrant rules attract issuers to Cayman Islands

    Rules governing the listing of derivative warrants have just been introduced by the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. The Exchange’s Chief Executive Officer, Ann Nealon explains the rules and the success they have already achieved with issuers

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