Magazine - January 1997

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  • Asian countries ease rules for listing infrastucture projects

    Public equity markets are beginning to play an important role in infrastructure finance. Roger Dyer and Ian Harvey-Samuel of Freshfields, Singapore, discuss the guidelines for listing infrastructure project companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand

  • Easdaq market opens for business

    Michael Olislaegers and Axel Haelterman of Loeff Claeys Verbeke, Antwerp and Brussels, provide a detailed overview of the structure and functioning of Europe’s new screen-based securities market for growth companies

  • The death of the misappropriation theory?

    Two recent decisions by US federal courts appear to have nullified an important legal weapon in the fight against insider trading. By Jonathan Blackman of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York

  • Commission publishes blueprint for euro legal framework

    Geoffrey Yeowart of Lovell White Durrant, London, answers some of the most frequently asked legal questions relating to the forthcoming introduction of the euro

  • New Zealand revamps issuing rules

    New Zealand is about to undergo its most significant securities law reform in over a decade. Lloyd Kavanagh and Gregg Dell of Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co, Wellington, discuss the changes

  • Finland gives mezzanine instruments substance

    Proposed legislative changes in Finland will further facilitate the use of mezzanine finance instruments, whose relatively high yields make for an attractive investment option. By Kari Lautjärvi and Jukka Muhonen of Heikki Haapaniemi, Attorneys-at-Law, Helsinki

  • Starting from scratch

    Elizabeth Wall, group director of legal services at Cable & Wireless, London, talks to Diana Bentley

  • Foreign influence pushes German lawyers into new mergers

    The new presence of foreign law firms aggressively staking out territory in Germany is putting pressure on local firms. A second wave of mergers seems to be beginning. Samantha Wigham reports

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