Van Durrer

Van Durrer

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Europe's New Toolbox Aims to Minimize Impact of Troubled Banks"

Europe's latest legislative response to the recent financial crisis — the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) — is intended to establish a minimum common toolbox for regulators in each member state to address bank...more

2/5/2015 - Banking Crisis Banks BRRD EU EU Directive SIFIs

"Lawmakers and Regulators Continue Focus on Strategies for Resolving SIFIs"

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 contains two sets of provisions for managing the insolvency of financial institutions. First, the legislation creates an Orderly Liquidation Authority...more

1/28/2015 - Banking Sector Bankruptcy Code Banks Counterparties Debt Restructuring Dodd-Frank FBOs FDIC Federal Reserve Financial Institutions Insolvency ISDA Living Will Orderly Liquidation Authority SIFIs

Overview of ABI Commission Report and Recommendation on the Reform of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

The last major revision to U.S. business reorganization laws occurred in 1978. Since then, companies’ capital structures have become more complex and rely more heavily on leverage, including secured debt in particular; their...more

12/24/2014 - Bankruptcy Code Bankruptcy Reform Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy

"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

"Post-Petition Restructuring Support Agreement Survives Challenge in Delaware"

Background - The debtors in Indianapolis Downs operated a combined horse racing track and casino in Indiana. They had substantial secured indebtedness: more than $98 million of first lien (first priority), $375 million...more

4/30/2013 - Creditors Debtors Liens Restructuring Secured Debt

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