Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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A Short Guide to the Implications for the Imposition of Capital Controls in Greece

Following the recent event over the weekend (27/28 June 2015), we set out below a short guide on the current status in Greece. Background - Months of negotiations on a deal to restructure Greece’s debts appear...more

7/1/2015 - Bailout Capital Controls Debt Restructuring EU European Central Bank Eurozone Greece IMF

TOO BIG TO FAIL 2: EMIR: "Too Big To Fail", Again?

This alert focuses on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (or "EMIR" as it is better known) which was introduced as the equivalent of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, to address a wide range of issues, many of which were...more

3/17/2015 - Banks CCPs CFTC Derivatives Dodd-Frank EMIR ESMA EU Foreign Exchanges Insolvency ISDA Lehman Brothers OTC Pension Funds

Distressed Download - March 2015

What Happens in Delaware Does Not Always Stay in Delaware: Caesars Victorious in Venue Battle - On Wednesday, January 28, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware transferred venue for the involuntary bankruptcy...more

3/12/2015 - Bankrtupcy Preferences Bankruptcy Code Section 547 Bankruptcy Court Chapter 11 Chapter 9 Commercial Bankruptcy Debt Market Debt Recovery Programs Distressed Debt EU France Insolvency Lehman Brothers Municipalities Pension Funds Puerto Rico Restructuring Safe Harbors SCOTUS Tax Liability UK Venue Wellness International Network v Sharif

Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme - The treatment of pensions claims in a UK insolvency process

When the Lehman Brothers group imploded in September 2008, the impact of events on the Lehman Brothers UK pension scheme (the "Scheme") was not seen as a key concern for anyone other than the members themselves. Yet as time...more

1/28/2015 - Insolvency Lehman Brothers Pensions UK

Distressed Debt - UK Tax Changes

We discuss below changes to UK tax law in respect of corporate debt which take effect from the beginning of this year which will improve the UK tax position for distressed debt of a UK company....more

1/21/2015 - Corporate Taxes Debt Financing Debt Restructuring UK

A special report on the Nigerian banking system: The ripple effects of Lehman - A tale of sin and redemption?

This article focuses on the banking sector crisis which engulfed the Nigerian financial sector from 2008 to 2011, and the steps taken by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in restoring financial stability. We discuss the...more

12/3/2014 - Africa Banking Crisis Banks Lehman Brothers

The Lehman Client Money Litigation

When it was placed into administration on the morning of 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) ("LBIE") could account for approximately $2.16 billion of money in its segregated client...more

10/8/2014 - Complex Litigation EU Fraud Lehman Brothers Securities Fraud Trusts UK

The EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive Bringing Stability Back to the European Banking Sector

The collapse of Lehman Brothers was a pivotal moment which had catastrophic effects on the European financial sector which are still reverberating. Inadequacies in banking regulation were highlighted as most jurisdictions had...more

9/16/2014 - Banks EU Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Banks

The Nationalisation of Banco Espirito Santo – The Aftermath

The Bank of Portugal announced on Sunday 3 August 2014 that it applied its powers under the Decree law No 31/2012 of 10 February 2012 (the "Resolution Law") to split Banco Espirito Santo ("BES") into a "good bank" and "bad...more

8/12/2014 - Banks EU Foreign Banks

European Revolution vs. English Evolution

Update on Case Law Developments in English Restructuring This client alert will focus on three of the key recent cases of the past six months, each of which features the use of English law restructuring tools for...more

5/15/2014 - Corporate Restructuring Debt Restructuring EU Foreign Corporations Great Recession Insolvency Restructuring

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