Magazine - July/August 2014

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Cover Story

  • What threatens Europe's M&A celebrations

    Dealmaking is bouncing back, driven by sustainable and strategic transactions. But the new risks inherent in large-cap deals could rain on Europe's M&A parade



  • POLL: how to bolster India FDI

    What reforms must PM Narendra Modi prioritise to kick-start the investment cycle

  • Deal of the month: UK sukuk

    The first sukuk issued by a non-Muslim country bolsters London’s plan Islamic finance hub plans

  • Inside China: overhauling investment fund rules

    A disjointed regulatory framework has hampered efforts to oversee private investment funds. Here are the lessons that must inform the next round of rulemaking

  • Three messages from Esma's Maijoor

    What is troubling the regulator - and how the market can help

  • Banks' SSM growing pains

    The biggest eurozone banks and their regulators want to prepare for the seismic supervisory shift coming this November. But Baker & McKenzie partners explain it may be a case of learning by doing

  • Americas and Europe Wibl award winners

    Euromoney's annual Women in Business Law ceremonies took place last month. Congratulations to all the individual and firm winners

  • Auditors deserve comfort letter protections

    Issuers in unregistered securities offerings deserve the benefit of an auditor’s comfort letter. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft partner David Neuville explains why counsel should start pressing the point

  • S&P ruling: are CRA concerns justified?

    Investors may have been buoyed by a ruling that creates new liabilities for rating agencies. Herbert Smith Freehills' Harry Edwards explains why litigation in EU courts could have a very different outcome

  • Mexico's new Fibra rules assessed

    Recent rules are intended to pave the way for Mexico’s fast-moving Fibra sector. How will this new direction affect the market?

  • Rakoff revisited: how he changed SEC settlement policies

    The US district court judge lost his battle against the SEC’s settlement policy, but he may have won the war. Here, a former SEC commissioner explains why

  • Lessons from the CFIUS trenches

    A former CFIUS representative explains the realities of filing with the body. Applicants should treat the process like a confession, not a deposition

  • US private equity lowers the velvet rope

    Firms are facing hurdles in the race to tap the retail investor market. Debevoise & Plimpton’s Erica Berthou, Jordan Murray and Evan Neu analyse the challenges

  • Chile’s insolvency reforms proceed with caution

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Richard Cooper, Adam Brenneman and Jessica McBride analyse the new statute and explain why lawmakers have not overcome their scepticism of in-court reorganisations

  • Inversions: structuring your move

    Corporate inversions out of the US continue to gather pace. Arthur Cox's Maura McLaughlin and Conor Hurley explain what a company must consider when choosing a transaction structure

  • Sanctions clauses in Russian syndicated loans

    Linklaters' Michael Bott and Ryan Ayrton analyse the new clauses that are helping bank syndicates navigate sanctions' impact complex financial instruments

  • Reforms needed to revive Italian project finance

    Orrick’s Raul Ricozzi and Francesca Isgrò explain what must change before investors and sponsors can gain the benefit of project bond technology

  • How to regulate the cloud

    Jeff Bullwinkel, Microsoft's director of legal for the Asia Pacific, explains why a complance benchmark would help assure firms that they can adopt the cloud without flouting the region’s maze of regulations

  • Financing the Third Bosphorus Bridge

    Deal counsel explain why the funding of a railway and highway across the Bosphorus gives Turkish project finance cause for optimism

  • Closing conditions

    The lighter side of the past month in the world of financial law

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