Magazine - July/August 2015

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

Cover Story

  • Side letters rewrite PE fundraising rules

    More customised fundraising and increased regulation has led to longer, and highly negotiated side letters. Here are the six areas limited partners must focus on



  • POLL: banks need global cybersecurity standards

    The increasing number of data breaches has led to the growing promise of regulation. But national authorities need a benchmark

  • Deal of the Month: Theatre Hospitals CMBS restructure

    Conversion of an out-of-the-money interest rate hedge into a super senior swap term loan sets a significant precedent for distressed securitisation

  • Inside China: ABS’s bright, if uncertain future

    Despite deregulation, the asset class has received a lukewarm reception from the market. Here’s what is holding it back, and how to unleash its potential

  • Should stockholder desires rule?

    In this latest instalment of Corporate Governance Quarterly, K&L Gates' David Bernstein explains why a corporation shouldn’t have to abandon business objectives solely in order to create short term stock gains

  • CMA, FCA roundtable on competition in UK finance

    Representatives from the CMA and FCA discussed the market's changing competition landscape at a recent IFLR roundtable, hosted by Shearman & Sterling. Here are the highlights

  • ICMA annual conference highlights

    Repo and the Capital Markets Union dominated debate at last month’s industry event. Here are the highlights

  • Americas Wibl award winners

    The region’s best female lawyers were recognised at the fourth annual Americas Women in Business Law awards in New York last month

  • Europe Wibl award highlights

    Euromoney Legal Media Group’s fifth annual European Women in Business Law awards were held at Grosvenor House, London on June 18

  • ISDAFix scandal: guilty as charged

    Elborne Mitchell's Ned Swan explains why Barclays’ recent penalty for manipulating the benchmark will be the first of many imposed on the banking sector

  • India doubles down on analyst disclosures

    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas's Ganesh Rao, Pallabi Ghosaland Ramola Nayanpally explain why the industry is still grappling with the extraterritorial reach of rules released last September

  • Private equity: a force for good for financial institutions?

    Regulators are becoming more open to private equity investing in financial institutions. But as Freshfields' David Higgins, Sarah-Jane Mulryan and Emma Rachmaninov explain, successful investments require navigation of the complex regulatory landscape

  • Abenomics’ boost for offshore funds

    The country’s monetary policy and new corporate governance code will change its funds industry. Matt Roberts of Harney Westwood & Riegels explains how

  • Activism breaks into Germany

    Shareholder activists are gaining significant influence over the country’s listed companies. But it’s happening behind closed doors. Patrick Nordhues of Seitz analyses how

  • US P3's tenuous balance

    Both public-private partnerships and tax-exempt financing have the potential to improve US infrastructure. Pillsbury's Richard Epling, Peter Baumgaertner and Matthew Oliver explain why it’s difficult to benefit from both

  • Closing conditions

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

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