Deals analysis

  • HK listing first sparks PRC interest

    07 September 2010

    A PRC company’s privatisation and simultaneous Hong Kong listing by introduction could pave the way for more Chinese companies to do the same

News analysis

  • Heading off the competition

    21 December 2010

    Private practice and in-house counsel met at IFLR’s inaugural Indonesia Forum to discuss the legal issues the country needs to tackle to stay competitive

  • Did LVMH violate securities regulations?

    21 December 2010

    The company’s use of cash-settled equity swaps to build its stake in Hermès raises questions about whether it contravened regulations or exploited loopholes to avoid disclosure

  • How investors can avoid AIFM costs

    08 December 2010

    The AIFM directive forces extra costs on investors that don't want protecting. But there are ways to minimise the cost of regulation

  • Asbo: new innovation in acquisition finance

    23 November 2010

    An innovative acquisition financing structure means purchasers no longer need to rely on limited short-term bank funding. It also helps the lending banks avoid refinancing risk

  • How deal dynamics will change

    03 November 2010

    James Palmer on the practical implications of the UK Takeover Panel’s recent proposals

  • Detailed TSAs key to private M&A success

    22 October 2010

    Transitional services agreements are playing an increasingly important role in private M&A transactions. Buyers want more detailed terms at an earlier stage in negotiations

  • How Takeover Code changes will affect hostile bids

    22 October 2010

    Changes to put-up-or-shut-up rules and the tightened bid timetable will make hostile takeovers more difficult, say UK corporate partners

  • Takeover code: lawyers’ reaction

    22 October 2010

    The proposed changes to the Takeover Panel’s code go further than many corporate partners expected

  • Fears over single authority merger clearances

    21 October 2010

    Merger clearance decisions tainted by ‘confirmation bias’ and losing the input of competition specialists are lawyers’ main fears following the proposed introduction of a single UK competition authority

  • Third party challenges grow

    06 October 2010

    Third party challenges are becoming larger stumbling blocks to M&A in North America

  • Locked boxes are back

    27 September 2010

    Locked-box mechanisms are returning on private equity deals, but parties should incorporate the structure early

  • The big question: Is your in-house advice privileged?

    23 September 2010

    Following the ECJ judgment in the Azko Nobel and Akros legal privilege case, European lawyers are divided over what the ruling really means for them

  • How Asian private equity copes with FCPA

    14 September 2010

    Educate your US regulatory colleagues and voice your objections even if you’re in the position of minority control, if you have to comply with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • In-house “undermined” by ECJ privilege decision

    14 September 2010

    Lawyers have deemed today’s decision by the European Court of Justice to deny in-house counsel the benefit of privilege “counter-productive” and “undermining”

  • New speakers lined up for private equity forum

    10 September 2010

    An impressive line-up of panellists has been confirmed for the first IFLR European Private Equity Forum, which will take place in London on September 23

  • UKLA change will reshape reverse takeovers

    27 August 2010

    The UKLA has relaxed information requirements for target companies in reverse takeovers. But stricter rules on topcos mean the benefits could be outweighed

  • Speakers confirmed for private equity event

    20 August 2010

    Two more high-levels speakers have been announced for IFLR’s inaugural Private Equity Forum

  • First European private equity event launches

    12 August 2010

    International Financial Law Review’s inaugural European Private Equity Forum will be an opportunity for private equity professionals to focus on the key issues affecting regulation and transactions in the industry

  • HK competition law will harm mergers

    06 July 2010

    Hong Kong has tabled its long-awaited competition bill. In a sop to business, the proposed law does not include a merger review regime