Belgian Yearbook Corporate Finance 2004

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Intersentia nv, 2003 - Law - 250 pages
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The Belgian Yearbook of Corporate Finance presents the reader an overview of the corporate finance business in Belgium. This yearbook will assist entrepreneurs and financial officers in finding investors to further develop their business. Each year different topics in the area of corporate finance are discussed by different leading academics and practitioners. The articles in yearbook 2004 cover the following topics: * Basle II: what does it mean and what is the impact on small and medium sized companies * IFRS, the new leading accounting-standards * Demystifying derivatives capabilities and risks of a powerful financial instrument * Private Equity: a catalyst for collaborative growth environments in Belgium Contributions from: P. Praet, C. Achmadi & V. Weets, L. van Liedekerke, D. Cassimon and J. Konings.
 

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Contents

Enabled Equity
5
The Concepts of IFRS
16
The Major Differences between IFRS and Belgian GAAP
22
The impact of IFRS on Belgian business
32
SMEs and Basle II
46
Bibliography
52
DEMYSTIFYING DERIVATIVES CAPABILITIES AND RISKS
55
Who Uses Derivatives and Why?
64
Governance
94
Investment Banks
105
Financial Consultants
158
Lawyers and Tax Lawyers
165
Factoring and Credit Insurance Companies
173
Professional Organisations
182
Public Initiatives
188
Business Information Companies
198

Power Without Accountability
74
Conclusion
86

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About the author (2003)

Michel Tison is a professor at the Financial Law Institute at Ghent University.

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