Magazine - November 1996

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

Cover Story

  • Emerging market cash flow securitizations take off

    Douglas A Doetsch of Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, looks in detail at one of the most vigorous and innovative sectors of the capital markets and its particular usefulness in Latin America and other emerging jurisdictions


  • Russian government securities market opens to foreigners

    The Central Bank of Russia recently issued Instructions giving foreign investors greater scope to invest in rouble-denominated bonds. By Mira Davidovski and Robert Chernoff of Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, Paris and Moscow

  • Court of Appeal throws case law in doubt

    The Royal Trust Bank decision has left uncertainty as to how best to create a fixed charge over receivables. Chris Hanson and Geoffrey Yeowart of Lovell White Durrant, London, attempt to reconcile the cases

  • Asset repackaging wins further followers

    Christopher Lewis of Simmons & Simmons considers the rise and rise of the asset repackaging phenomenon and takes a detailed look at how deals are structured and what are the main vehicles on offer

  • Brazil's insurance industry opens to foreign investment

    Uncertainty over the Brazilian's state's right to control the domestic insurance industry appears to have been temporarily resolved – to the advantage of foreign insurance firms. By Manoel Ignácio Torres Monteiro of Amaro, Stuber e Advogados Associados, São Paulo

  • Bankers' acceptances smooth Canadian-US cross-border credit

    Despite their frequent use in Canada, US lawyers are often puzzled by bankers' acceptances. Lisa Boulton of Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington, Toronto, explains why they are so popular in Canada's money markets

  • Finland implements Investment Services Directive

    Alongside implementing the ISD and CAD, Finland has made a number of other changes to its securities law. By Tomas Lindholm and Tarja Wist of Roschier-Holmberg & Waselius, Helsinki

  • New Arbitration Act aims to restore London's supremacy

    Arbitration is an increasingly popular form of dispute resolution. The recent Act for England and Wales boosts London's position. By David Wyld and Simon Nurney of Macfarlanes, London

  • US government's project financier

    Charles Toy, vice president and general counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Washington DC, talks to Richard Forster

  • Benelux lawyers join forces to compete

    With small home markets, Benelux lawyers have been among the first in Europe to consider cross-border mergers and alliances. Their successes will be a model for others to follow. Paul Lee reports

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