Magazine - February 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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  • A year of two halves

    In what one US partner called a schizophrenic year, the leading Eurobond firms scrambled to hold on to their market share. Rob Mannix reports

  • Launching a successful project bond

    With banks bidding aggressively on pricing, IFLR presents part one of a roundtable of leading investment bankers, lawyers, sponsors and rating agencies on the key ingredients for a successful launch in the burgeoning project bond market

  • Market Focus - Cuatrecasas beats rivals to Atlantic alliance

    Uria has made inroads in Latin America, and Garrigues is seeking a presence there but Cuatrecasas is committed to the first merger. Stephen Mulrenan reports on Europe’s most dynamic market

  • Market Focus - Portuguese Bar set to shake up profession

    The role of the big five auditors in the Portuguese legal market is unclear but the election of a new Bar president is expected to clarify the profession’s regulations. Stephen Mulrenan reports

  • How to perfect security on Chinese projects

    Choosing foreign laws to govern loans to PRC projects does not preclude the need for domestic approvals and registration of security interests. Zhang Xin, in-house counsel at China Construction Bank, Shenzhen explains how to meet local requirements

  • Philippines liberalizes foreign exchange regime

    Juan Andres Bautista of White & Case, Hong Kong reviews the new investment and foreign exchange laws for the Philippines in the wake of the Asian downturn

  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act goes global

    The OECD’s Convention on bribery of foreign officials enters into force this month. As a result the US has made some significant amendments to the Foreign Corrupt practices Act. By Bruce Yannett and Leigh Schachter of Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

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