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"EU Banking Union: Political Agreement Reached on Single Resolution Mechanism"

On March 20, 2014, the European Parliament announced that it had reached political agreement with the European Council on the regulation implementing a single resolution mechanism (SRM), which is an essential element of the...more

4/10/2014 - Banking Sector Banks EU Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Banks

"UK Banking Regulators and Foreign Banks: A Vision of Future Supervision"

The U.K.’s banking regulator, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) recently published a consultation paper on its approach to supervising international banks (the Draft Supervisory Approach). ...more

3/7/2014 - Banks Foreign Banks Prudential Regulation Authority UK

"Chapter 11 Strategies Increasingly Appeal to Banks in Need of Recapitalization"

Historically, the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process was not used as a technique to recapitalize struggling banks. An aversion to using Chapter 11 was attributable in part to concerns that regulators and depositors might perceive...more

1/29/2014 - Banks Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Recapitalization

"The EU Banking Union: Will the New Regulatory Framework Restore Confidence in European Banking?"

The European Union is implementing a single bank regulatory framework (Banking Union) that will formally cover banks headquartered either in a eurozone country or in a participating non-eurozone EU country. The U.K., Sweden...more

1/23/2014 - EU European Banking Authority European Central Bank Foreign Banks

"European Union Banking Reform Update"

By the end of this year, the European Commission will present its legislative proposals for EU banking structural reform. Once the proposals are implemented, EU banks will have to separate their “investment” business from...more

11/22/2013 - Banking Sector Capital Requirements EU European Commission Segregation Requirements UK Vickers Report Volcker Rule

"Shareholder Activism in the US Banking Industry"

Although the 2012 and 2013 proxy seasons saw increased (and highly publicized) shareholder activism across a range of industries, that trend has not yet made its way to the U.S. banking industry. Over the last two proxy...more

11/12/2013 - Executive Compensation ISS Say-on-Pay Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

"Specialty Finance Mergers and Acquisitions: Developments and Considerations"

In a rapidly evolving financial services landscape, mergers and acquisitions activity in the specialty finance sector was robust in 2012 and early 2013, and the pipeline for transactions in this space continues to be strong....more

3/5/2013 - CFPB Due Diligence Investors Licensing Rules Specialty Financing

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