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The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) recently issued the ISDA 2014 Resolution Stay Protocol (Protocol), which takes effect on 1 January 2015. The Protocol aims to prevent adhering parties from...more
With several billions of dollars ultimately at stake, the Second Circuit has affirmed that Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code, a safe-harbor protecting certain securities-related payments from bankruptcy “claw backs,”...more
In this issue:
- Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital
- Financial Market Infrastructure
- Financial Services
- Recovery & Resolution
Council of EU Agrees General Approach on Proposed Regulation on Securities Financing Transactions -
On November 20, the Council of the EU published a press release reporting that its Permanent Representatives Committee...more
On November 12, Judge Susan Richard Nelson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota declined to dismiss claims by the Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) bankruptcy trust against six mortgage...more
The ISDA 2014 Resolution Stay Protocol, published on November 12, 2014, by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), represents a significant shift in the terms of the over-the-counter derivatives...more
In this issue:
- The Sec. 1031 Exchange - A Powerful Estate Planning Tool
- Worried About Challenges To Your Estate Plan? Make It No Contest!
- Don't Underestimate The Impact Of State Estate...more
In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc., 513 B.R. 624 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2014) –
A purchaser of residential mortgage-backed securities filed proofs of claim based on alleged misrepresentations by the debtors in offering...more
Editor’s Note -
Looking Ahead: December 1 Effective Date for FINRA Consolidated Supervision Rules. The new FINRA Supervision rules, approved by the SEC in December 2013, become effective on December 1, 2014. The new...more
A brief ruling issued this week by U.S. District Court Judge James C. Mahan makes it clear that an auditor isn’t always liable even when a subsequent auditor uncovers fraud. In Oaktree Capital Mgmt., L.P. v. KPMG, 2014 U.S....more
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (Full Court) has upheld part of the appeal of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) by removing liquidators in the case of Australian Securities and...more
The co-founders of a Florida based computer company were named as Respondents in SEC administrative proceedings. The actions centers on significant internal control difficulties regarding the inventory which, rather than...more
On July 6, 2014, Judge Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, declined to extend the reaches of section 550(a) of the Bankruptcy Code abroad to permit the recovery of funds that...more
On June 19, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published a long-awaited standard amendment to Section 2(a)(iii) of the ISDA Master Agreement (the Master Agreement). Section 2(a)(iii) of the Master...more
The D.C. Circuit rejected efforts by the SEC to compel the Securities Investor Protection Corporation to liquidate a broker-dealer that was part of the Stanford Ponzi scheme empire. The investors had purchased CDs from an...more
In re Madoff Securities Extends Morrison Framework to Prevent Avoidance of Purely Foreign Transfers under SIPA and the Bankruptcy Code -
Applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Morrison v. National...more
On 19 June 2014, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) published an amendment to the ISDA Master Agreement for use in relation to section 2(a)(iii) of that agreement, for parties who wish to amend their...more
The new law extends the grounds for shareholders’ liability and invalidation of transactions.
On 26 March 2014, the new Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Law (the New Law) took effect in Kazakhstan. The New Law supersedes...more
The Commission brought an action against a securities law recidivist and his entities who had raised about $22 million in a fraudulent investment scheme. When the action was filed a temporary freeze order was obtained. Later...more
In an April 27, 2014 decision in the Madoff cases, Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that the standard of good faith should be considered differently in a Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) liquidation. To defeat a good faith...more
The topic of transfer of bankruptcy venue continues to percolate. There were panels on the topic at both the summer 2013 American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Conference, and the May 2014 annual American Bankruptcy...more
When a corporation suffers significant losses, or ultimately fails, frustrated shareholders, creditors, or others often try to sue the corporation and/or its officers and directors for losses caused by mismanagement of the...more
FCA Updates AIFMD Web Page -
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has updated its "latest news" Web page on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) with additional information relating to...more
On 25 March 2013, the Bank of Cyprus and Laiki Bank (also known as Cyprus Popular Bank) entered resolution proceedings under the Resolution of Credit and Other Institutions Law 2013....more
On March 19, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided Grede v. FCStone, LLC, Nos. 13-1232, 13-1278 (7th Cir. Mar. 19, 2014), an opinion that reinforces the importance of the portability of investment...more
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