Magazine - February 1997

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

Cover Story

  • Linklaters & Paines dominates booming market

    For the first time, International Financial Law Review has identified the leading firms in the Yankee bond market. Meanwhile, Linklaters continues to dominate the Eurobond market. Richard Forster and Samantha Wigham report


  • The market beckons for European energy

    The commoditization of energy and the development of a European energy market is well under way — but will remain incomplete while there is no standardized master contract available. By Mark Haedicke of Enron Capital & Trade Resources Corporation, Houston

  • Dutch seek to boost shareholder rights

    The Amsterdam Stock Exchange has been looking at corporate governance and its relation to shareholder power and the functioning of the market. Anti-takeover devices are also in question. By Martin Brink of Derks . Star Busmann . Hanotiau, Utrecht

  • BOTs will power Middle East project growth

    The privatization of infrastructure in the Middle East is taking private sector developers, investors and governments into uncharted but potentially profitable territory. By Martin Amison of Trowers & Hamlins, London

  • UK introduces open-ended investment companies

    Two sets of rules came into force in January to provide a legal and regulatory framework for a new collective investment vehicle. Tim Cornick of Macfarlanes, London, looks at the issues

  • Direct effect doctrine opens Germany to EU firms

    Peter Erwe and Peter Waltz of Oppenhoff & Rädler, Frankfurt, report that investment firms from other EU member states can now take advantage of the single passport under the Investment Services Directive in spite of delays in its implementation into German law

  • Europe defies US over Helms-Burton, Iran and Libya

    Jane M Freeberg of Watson, Farley & Williams, New York, reports on the EU Regulation blocking compliance with US sanctions against firms trading with Cuba, Iran and Libya

  • Ontario issues proposed Rule on OTC derivatives

    The Ontario Securities Commission is attempting to dispel the uncertainties surrounding the status of over-the-counter derivatives trades. By Philip Henderson and Ron Schlumpf of Stikeman, Elliott, London and Toronto

  • Moving in-house

    Mark Harding, general counsel of Union Bank of Switzerland, London, talks to Samantha Wigham

  • Hong Kong booms before the hand-over

    With less than five months to go before it returns to Chinese control, Hong Kong is enjoying a surge in the property and securities markets as well as in the overall economy. Confidence is running high. Paul Lee reports

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