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  • The future of Hong Kong

    01 December 2009

    The top regulators give their views on how the law, and market products, will develop in Asia

  • Europe wholesale market fears retail regulation

    01 December 2009

    EU regulation designed to streamline European investor protection documentation could encroach on the wholesale market and limit access to certain investor groups

  • Hong Kong, Singapore fight off Shanghai

    01 December 2009

    Counsel in Singapore are concerned that the rise of Shanghai could cause a decline in the number of Chinese companies listing on their exchange. But while other exchanges in the region are trying to attract foreign issuers, Singapore may have fewer options

  • A welcome easing of Talf

    01 December 2009

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (NY Fed) is considering easing its stance on granting loans through the Term Asset-backed securities Loan Facility (Talf) for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)

  • Nakheel: get your money back

    01 December 2009

    The position of creditors depends on the bonds they hold, and how local law plays out with hedge funds involved

  • Legislation, quick

    01 December 2009

    It's looking good for legislation to provide certainty for US covered bonds. But European banks are also pushing to issue dollar-denomiated versions. The race is on

  • CoCo bonds could be one-off

    01 December 2009

    Lloyds's exchange offer was popular with both investors and regulators. But any future deals will have to deal with several areas of legal uncertainty

  • New pools, but new rules

    01 December 2009

    As Asia's first exchange-backed dark pool launches, the US and Europe are proposing rules to crack down on them

  • The possible solutions

    01 December 2009

    How Indonesian bonds could avoid new tax regulations

  • There's just no one else

    01 December 2009

    Why are US mortgage Reits so popular, given that so many failed during the financial crisis? Because there are no banks

  • Case studies in realising value

    01 December 2009

    Recent company rescues in the UK and US hold a lot of lessons for lawyers advising on similar deals

  • Hybrids down and banks not up

    01 December 2009

    Rating agencies are downgrading hybrids due to the removal of systemic and regional support from their process. And although banks are recovering, upgrades are unlikely

  • How the Finco buy-back worked

    01 December 2009

    One way to get around a requirement for 100% approval from lenders for refinancing

  • What is a mortgage Reit?

    10 November 2009

    Reits and their history explained

  • Capital charges for derivatives trades must be low

    01 November 2009

  • Which bits do I translate?

    01 November 2009

    Counsel are begging for clarity on Indonesia's new language requirements for deal documentation

  • A practical response, please

    01 November 2009

    Don't pick apart the proposals of the Hong Kong SFC on protecting investors. Suggest practical alternatives that still fit their spirit

  • Even more reassurance

    01 November 2009

    This was an exceptional case, but it still broke new ground on the interaction of flawed assets and close-out netting

  • The best firms in a bad year

    01 November 2009

    An exclusive view of the law firm rankings from the IFLR1000 directory, from the biggest jurisdictions

  • Who should regulate OTC derivatives?

    01 September 2009

    Barack Obama has proposed legislation that forces the CFTC and SEC to adopt joint rules for over-the-counter derivatives, but no one thinks they'll find a balance of power

  • Securitisation is back

    01 September 2009

    And structuring is key to new deals - whether it's to placate investors, create a new market or make the best of regulation

  • The coroner's inquest

    01 September 2009

    Sovereign documentation must strengthen trustee responsibilities and prevent states from buying debt they have defaulted on

  • Breaking convertibles

    01 September 2009

    Convertible bond investors will simply leave the US if a circuit-breaker rule makes short selling harder. Just when companies need that funding most

  • GM offer sets Europe precedent

    01 September 2009

    The $27 billion GM exchange offer was the first retail offer approved by the UKLA and persuaded Italy to reform its onerous bond restructuring rules

  • The perils of underwriting-lite

    01 September 2009

    Dealer managers should seek proper legal protections in liability management, argues Tom Pauk of Citigroup

  • How should derivatives be regulated?

    01 July 2009

    Over-the-counter products have earned themselves a poor reputation over the past two years, but new regulation should be careful not to destroy them completely

  • SEC: inconsistent treatment

    01 July 2009

    In Tokyo, the view is that the SEC has been distracted from badly needed work on foreign private issuers

  • Time for Euro-Talf

    01 July 2009

    It worked in the US and is needed in Europe. It wasn't the Commission's first priority, but the time is now right for a European Talf to kick start the capital markets


 

 

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