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Roundtable: Capital Markets 2013

Who's Who Legal has bought together Michael Schlitt of Hogan Lovells and Philippa Stone of Herbert Smith Freehills to discuss activity levels, market changes and regulatory developments in the capital markets in their jurisdictions.

Changes in EU Risk Retention Rules: Impact on Cross-Border Transactions

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Rachpal Thind and Matthew Cahill of Sidley Austin look at the impact of the new EU capital rules and requirements on cross-border transactions. "There is no doubt that certain structures under the current regime would not be compliant with the CRR risk retention requirements. Therefore, a conservative approach may be to continue to follow the Guidelines given that they encompass more detail."

Islamic Capital Markets: A Selective Introduction

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Michael McMillen of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle gives an overview of Islamic capital markets: "There is evidence that, directly and indirectly, Islamic finance – and particularly the growing reach and power of the Islamic capital markets – may provide the necessary impetus to effectuation of some of the necessary reforms in OIC jurisdictions, even where similar reforms based upon secular efforts have stalled or been rejected or deferred."

A Perfect Match: Hybrid Transactions

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Philip Paschalides of Walkers looks at the significance of hybrid transactions in today's economic climate. "The hybrid sovereign/structured transaction reflects the particular needs of investors at this time. It may be that it also reflects the particular needs of governments. If so, we can expect continued development of these structures in the near future."

Two US Decisions Remind Investors to "Know Thy Foreign Borrower"

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Evan Flaschen and Renée Dailey of Bracewell & Giuliani explore the importance of being informed about non-US jurisdictions and counsel foreign investors to be aware of US jurisprudence. "If your issuer is in Mexico, expect Mexican law to be respected. And if your subsidiaries are in the US, expect US law to govern. When in Rome…"

Roundtable: Insolvency & Restructuring 2013

The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers brings together Susan Moore of Stephenson Harwood, Agustín Bou Maqueda of Jausas, Constantinos Klissouras of KP Law Firm and Alexander Klauser of Brauneis Klauser & Prändl to discuss the changing nature of work and growing internationalism of this sector.

Applying the "Bad Faith" Test in Canada

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Derrick C Tay of Gowling Lafleur Henderson explores how the "bad faith" test has been used in Canada. "Restructurings are all about fairness, balancing prejudices and trying to find the greatest good for the stakeholders as a whole."

Roundtable: Public Procurement 2013

Álvaro Remón of De Lucas Remón, Anna Kuusniemi-Laine of Castren & Snellman, Ricardo Levy of Pinheiro Neto and Martin Schellenberg of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek discuss the key issues facing public procurement lawyers today, including the areas of focus for government investment in their jurisdictions, competition in the legal market and increasing intenationalism in this sector.

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