Magazine - December/January 2016

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

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  • POLL: fears over US auto securitisation

    Regulators are worried that the market is overheating. It’s too soon to tell if their concerns are justified

  • Deal of the month: GE-Alstom

    The highly politicised transaction has closed. It’s a striking reminder that protectionist policies are not a thing of the past

  • Inside China: fixing fragmented oversight

    This year’s crash has forced the government to address the cracks in its financial regulatory system. These legal and policy considerations will shape a new regime

  • Competition Law Forum highlights

    Dawn raids are a gruelling experience, even for industry veterans. Thankfully, they are willing to share their tips on how to survive one

  • Are advisors fiduciaries?

    This latest instalment of Corporate Governance Quarterly looks at how US courts seem to be shifting to advisors responsibility for directors’ failure to fulfill their duty of care

  • Asia Wibl winners 2015

    The region’s best female lawyers and the firms paving the way for meritocracy in the legal profession were celebrated in Hong Kong on November 11

  • The curious case of swaps with supranationals

    When entering in to swaps with an international organisation, what do you need to think about to sleep easy? Hogan Lovells’ James Doyle and Oliver West have the answers

  • China's new national security regime

    A proposed rulebook shares similarities with the US framework. Will it create tension with broader moves to liberalise investment?

  • Reducing hostilities in Canadian takeover laws

    Stikeman Elliott’s Jeffrey Singer explains why, until recent reforms are approved, M&A parties must play according to the existing and proposed rules

  • Hong Kong's Competition Ordinance assessed

    Asia’s financial centre is a latecomer to the world of competition. Starting this month companies must adjust to new prohibitions and new regulators

  • Navigating Chinese merger control

    Yingling Wei and Janet Hui of Jun He law firm assess the dos and don’ts when seeking deal approval from Mofcom

  • M&A annual review

    Billion dollar price tags are the new normal for M&A. IFLR1000’s annual rankings identify the law firms that have laid the foundations for next year’s deal activity

  • Iran sanctions, snapback and grandfathering

    Shearman & Sterling’s Barney Reynolds, Danforth Newcomb and James Campbell discuss aspects of the nuclear deal that create real risks for foreign investors

  • Germany’s SRM law facilitates bail-in of bank bonds

    Cleary Gottlieb’s Gabriele Apfelbacher, Michael Kern and Valentin Pfisterer explain the new waterfall for bank bonds

  • A continental view of TLAC

    The total loss-absorbing capacity metric has now been finalised. Its subordination exception has important ramifications for many European G-Sibs

  • Closing conditions

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

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