Magazine - October 1998

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

Cover Story

  • Preparing for the euro

    Geoffrey Yeowart of Lovell White Durrant, London, updates the answers given in our December 1997 issue to the most frequently asked legal questions

Features

  • UK’s new financial regulator takes shape

    The government has now published its Bill on the UK’s new financial regulatory system, but only time will tell whether the new hybrid will function effectively. By Simon Gleeson of Richards Butler, London

  • A new regime for UK authorization and marketing

    In a second article on the Financial Services and Markets Bill, Charles Abrams of S J Berwin & Co, London discusses the proposed authorization requirements for UK and non-UK activities and the proposed restrictions on marketing investments and investment services

  • Vietnam edges ahead in equitization process

    Though the country’s equitization process in theory dates to 1987, Vietnam is only now passing some of the necessary framework legislation. The process should begin to accelerate. By Damian Clowes and Eric Sedlak of Deacons Graham & James, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore

  • Emerging market fallout leaves the toughest standing

    The equities markets have seen some interesting deals despite the cold Russian winds spreading the Asian flu across the emerging markets. Nick Ferguson reports

  • State retreat opens new Chinese opportunities

    Though the word privatization is still not in the official lexicon, China’s latest moves to retreat from state-owned enterprise and invite private investment offer privatization opportunities to brave foreign investors. By Jingzhou Tao of Coudert Brothers, Beijing

  • Creating security for investors in Gulf projects

    Opportunities exist within the Arabian Gulf states for equity investment in large projects. But the creation of bankable project structures requires effective security over project assets. By Martin Amison of Trowers & Hamlins, London

  • Unifying the team

    Emile du Toit, general manager legal services at Absa, talks to Samantha Swiss about developing a group team after a merger

  • Will French firms survive?

    Facing addressive competition on three fronts, French firms need to abandon their approach to stay in the front rank. Barbara Galli reports from Paris

News analysis

International briefings