Magazine - May 2010

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

Cover Story

  • Break them up

    Goldman Sachs’s Abacus transaction has revealed how origination practices at investment banks have become dangerously interconnected. In-house tried to stop it, but now they might be left to deal with the consequences


  • The end of the affair

  • Who should be responsible?

    Opinion amongst lawyers is divided on how far law firms and accountants should go when looking beyond standard legal opinions

  • Regulators must cooperate

    Hong Kong wants statutory backing for the disclosure of price-sensitive information. But the exchange and SFC must work together

  • A new vehicle

    France’s first domestic securitisation company will help encourage the sector’s recovery, and has some interesting insolvency provisions

  • Don’t strangle recovery

    The SEC’s proposed overhaul of Regulation AB is attracting criticism for its introduction of skin-in-the-game and the increase of disclosure required for private placements

  • Hong Kong’s new bridge

    New bridging arrangements have opened up Hong Kong’s securities markets further. Here’s how they worked on Fortune Reit’s listing

  • New rules for demutualisation

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange has amended its rules to allow simultaneous demutualisation and listing – a boost for life insurers

  • We gave you a chance

    Indonesia’s voluntary pre-merger regime failed and notification is now mandatory. But the new rules could be counter-productive

  • Goldman Sachs issues further response

    Goldman Sachs has issued a further response to the US SEC's civil action regarding Abacus 2007 AC1

  • India awards winners announced

    Amarchand Mangaldas was the most successful firm at the IFLR/Asialaw India awards last night, winning the Indian law firm of the year

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