Magazine - March 2016

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

Cover Story

  • ETFs: creator of risk or choice?

    Exchange-traded fund volumes are at record highs, and regulatory attention is on the rise. Nuances between product types and regional treatment makes informed debate more important than ever. A battle is brewing between those who do and don't understand the asset class. IFLR journalists in London, New York and Hong Kong investigate



  • Poll: biggest risks in post-sanctions Iran

    The US’s status as unofficial rule-setter of the world has been reaffirmed. Its sanctions against the newly opened country present the biggest legal risk to investors the world over

  • Deal of the month: Virgin RMBS

    The first securitisation to comply with both EU and US rules on risk retention has closed. But it won’t be such plain sailing for others in the family

  • Inside China: fixing the NPL problem

    Bank-held bad debts are protected as state assets, and rules are hindering the development of a market-based mechanism for their disposal

  • European In-house Counsel Summit highlights

    Increasing antitrust enforcement and doubt over M&A insurance are top concerns among the region's corporate counsel

  • India Capital Markets Forum highlights

    Behind the headlines and regulatory initiatives, the local markets still have room to develop

  • Director responsibilities in company sales

    This latest instalment of Corporate Governance Quarterly analyses a Delaware ruling that revisits the Revlon rule. It could change the way boards sell their companies

  • Certain funds in strategic acquisitions

    Debevoise & Plimpton's Alan Davies, Pierre Maugüé and Gregg Young explain the importance of a detailed understanding of the events that can result in a draw stop

  • New employee rights in French M&A

    Business owners considering a significant sale must now give staff the opportunity to make a competing offer. Proskauer Rose lawyers explain the practical way to deal with the new rules

  • The perfect JV for Africa

    Multinationals are still pouring into the region. Winston & Strawn's Zoe Ashcroft explains why a joint venture's structural foundation is key to its success

  • Switzerland’s new transparency rules

    Prager Dreifuss’s Andreas Moll and Matthias Bürge on why new transparency rules for Swiss companies could signal the end of the anonymous bearer share

  • More US banks enter Europe's fund finance market

    The transatlantic transition is not always straightforward. But as Travers Smith's Charles Bischoff, Danny Peel and Jamie Parish explain, it looks set to continue

  • Too big to fail, RIP?

    TLAC is the strongest sign yet that TBTF has seen its last days. Morrison & Foerster's Oliver Ireland and Jared Kaplan explain why

  • Luxembourg's fiducie: a new loan origination tool

    Allen & Overy's Paul Péporté explains why the country’s fiduciary regime offers an efficient solution for funds looking to tap Europe's loan market

  • Closing conditions

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

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