Magazine - April 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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  • Minimizing the risks of financial selling

    The downturn in emerging markets has seen counterparties resort to preemptive strikes against banks. Christopher Style and Stuart Dutson of Linklaters & Alliance, London explain how to reduce the risks of litigation on derivatives sales

  • Clifford Chance battles to retain securitization lead

    Firms are snapping at the heels of Clifford Chance following the loss of securitization head Robert Palache in September. Rob Mannix assesses the leading firms in one of the most lucrative legal markets

  • Mexico set to privatize electricity industry

    Despite political opposition, draft legislation is being prepared to allow for expanded foreign investments in electricity generation and transmission. Alexis Rovzar, Susan Grisso de Ortega and Matthew Wilhoit of White & Case, LLP, Mexico City review the proposals

  • Luxembourg to open mortgage bond market

    With its first mortgage bond bank due to start trading, Luxembourg is aiming to create an international market for mortgage-backed securities. Henri Wagner, partner at Beghin Nothar Feider Loeff Claeys Verbeke, Luxembourg reviews the legislation which will govern the new banks

  • Italian firms look to domestic strength

    Bonelli Erede and Pappalardo are the latest three firms to announce a merger as firms seek to establish credentials for those international firms still eyeing the market. Ben Maiden reports from Italy

  • International firms turn sights on Austria

    Privatizations are coming to an end and international firms wishing to establish a broader client base in Austria and central and eastern Europe are looking for partners. Nick Ferguson reports

  • Hong Kong to reform financial markets

    The government has published a policy paper as part of its budget proposals setting out far reaching reforms for the securities and futures markets. James Walker of Clifford Chance, Hong Kong outlines the proposals which include the merger of the Hong Kong exchanges

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