Gavin McLean

Gavin McLean

White & Case LLP

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CLO Risk Retention: The Headline Hurts; the Hit, Not So Much

More than a year after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of the Department of the Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and...more

11/3/2014 - Asset-Backed Securities Collateralized Loan Obligations Compliance Dodd-Frank FDIC HUD OCC Risk Retention SEC U.S. Treasury

New Rulebook for the PRA

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) is consulting on fundamental reforms to its handbook of rules and guidance. The PRA’s current handbook of rules and guidance is inherited largely from provisions...more

2/12/2014 - Compliance Prudential Regulation Authority

European Commission’s proposal on banking structural reform - a Volcker Rule for Europe

On 29 January 2014, the European Commission published a legislative proposal for a Regulation on structural reforms to the EU banking sector (the “Proposed Regulation”). The Proposed Regulation advances the recommendations...more

2/10/2014 - Banking Reform Bill EU European Commission Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Banks Volcker Rule

Which way forward for the sovereign debt crisis? Six thought leaders in sovereign debt restructuring share their observations of...

A crisis far beyond anything experienced in recent memory - The way in which regulators, investors, banks and governments respond to the current sovereign debt challenges will echo for many years. Decisions made today...more

12/20/2013 - Banking Crisis Banking Sector Bonds Debt Ceiling Debt Restructuring EU Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Investment Global Economy Investors Sovereign Debt

Bankruptcy remoteness – a remote prospect?

Lawyers and investment bankers involved in setting up structured products such as asset backed commercial paper, CDOs, CMBS and CLOs often strive to achieve “bankruptcy remoteness” for the vehicle issuing the product...more

11/27/2013 - Asset-Backed Securities Bonds CMBS Collateralized Debt Obligations Collateralized Loan Obligations Commercial Bankruptcy EU Rating System Securitization Vehicles UK

The credit rating market for structured finance instruments: new requirements for issuers, originators and sponsors

On 31 May 2013, Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 (the “Amendment Regulation”) that further amends Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies was published in the Official Journal. This was accompanied by a short...more

6/14/2013 - AIFMD Credit Ratings Disclosure Requirements ESMA EU European Commission Risk Assessment Structured Financial Products

European Court of Justice says the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is compatible with EU law

In a judgment handed down today, in a preliminary reference from the Irish Supreme Court, in Thomas Pringle v The Government of Ireland, Ireland and the Attorney General (Case C-370/12), the Court of Justice of the European...more

12/10/2012 - European Stability Mechanism

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