Magazine - March 1999

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

Cover Story


  • How to secure electronic transactions

    Nick Lockett of Sidley & Austin, London analyzes the risks of electronic banking and describes some of the security mechanisms available

  • Banks seek new strategy for financial disputes

    The fallout across emerging markets has revealed the limitations of relying on one country’s litigation system to resolve banking disputes. Simon Morgan and Jonathan Kelly of Simmons & Simmons, London explain why arbitration is a more effective remedy

  • Quality control drives New York strategy

    While Europe is gripped by mergers, hirings and alliances, New York firms are relying on quality recruits and service to stay ahead. Nick Ferguson reports from New York

  • Davis Polk dominates Yankee rivals

    Davis Polk & Wardwell rode the waves of market activity to pull away from the pack as top adviser on Yankee bonds in 1998. Rob Mannix reports

  • Italy reacts to euro with dematerialisation

    Susanna Beltramo and Stefano Agnoli of Studio Legale Beltramo, Rome discuss the innovative regime allowing companies to manage financial instruments centrally

  • The east is in the red: the lessons of GITIC

    GITIC’s bankruptcy in January — the biggest in Chinese history — left foreign banks reeling with credit lines pulled for PRC companies, and securities issues on hold. T K Chang of Coudert Brothers Hong Kong examines the implications of the first ever application of 1986 Bankruptcy Law to a leading financial institution