CorpCast Episode 2: Advancement 101
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Are there drawbacks to positive thinking in legal transactions?
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Fiduciary Duties & Auditor Liability
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report Episode 129-Judge Rakoff, Judge Leon and Individual Prosecutions Under the FCPA
Why Every Day Is Proxy Season for Public Companies
Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?
Do I need an attorney if I am buying or selling a business?
Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money
Conducting Corporate Internal Investigations
Zimmermann: "Two Class" Partnership Culture Emerging in BigLaw
Appel: Corporate Inversions Could Mean Big Tax Bills For Shareholders
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – Accelerated Share Repurchase
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
Planning For The Exit – What’s Your Exit Strategy?
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – CFTC
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Questions CEOs and Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves About Tax Inversions
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – Derivative
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
An auction of RadioShack assets which concluded this week included the names and physical addresses of 65 million customers and email addresses of 13 million customers. The auction result and transfer of assets is still...more
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts recently issued a decision in the case of In re Walter D. Catton, Jr. shedding light on the Massachusetts homestead statute and its application to home...more
The Life and Non-Life Insurance Acts (No. 3) were issued earlier this month. Their provisions make it substantially easier for permission for majority or total foreign ownership of insurers to be granted, and also regulate...more
At this intimate roundtable discussion, our finance and bankruptcy experts will update you on recent supply chain developments and be available for your related questions....more
The economy may be showing signs of improvement, but more than 34,000 businesses still filed for bankruptcy in 2014, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. Studies indicate, however, that many more...more
On March 12, 2015, The Standard Register Company, based in Ohio, and several affiliates filed a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Delaware. The case has been docketed as case no. 15-10541, and has been assigned to...more
This article outlines the many ways in which under Cypriot law businesses can protect their interests in their commercial dealings.
Any creditor needs to ensure that he will receive payment for the sale of his goods or...more
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
Two recent decisions from the influential District Court for the Southern District of New York may have strengthened the hands of unsecured noteholders in efforts to oppose nonconsensual out-of-court restructurings. Whether...more
In December 2014, amendments were introduced to the Federal Law “On Insolvency (Bankruptcy)” No. 127-FZ, dated 26 October 2002 (“Insolvency Law”). This alert analyses some of the amendments that are of crucial importance to...more
As noted in this article from Compliance Week, the Corp Fin staff have refused to issue no-action relief to Citigroup agreeing that it could exclude from its proxy statement a proposal from the prolific John Chevedden...more
In re Carroll, 520 B.R. 491 (Bankr. M.D. La. 2014) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to substantively consolidate the bankruptcy estates of individual chapter 7 debtors with the separate bankruptcy estate of their wholly owned...more
A bankruptcy remote entity is a special-purpose vehicle (or special purpose entity) (“SPV”) that is formed to hold a defined group of assets and to protect them from being administered as property of a bankruptcy estate. See...more
On February 18, 2015, Allen Systems Group, Inc., ASG Federal Inc. and Viasoft International, LLC all filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The cases are docketed at...more
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently handed down an opinion, In re River Road Hotel Partners LLC, 2014 WL 5488259 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2014), dealing with the issue of a financial...more
In an effort to minimize the risk of loss in connection with a loan default, lenders often employ creative means to make it difficult, if not impossible, for a borrower to file bankruptcy....more
In re Denman, 513 B.R. 720 (Bankr. W.D. Tenn. 2014) –
A chapter 13 debtor was a member of a limited liability company. Another member sought relief from the automatic stay in order to exercise a right to acquire the...more
Nonrecourse financing is common in today's commercial real estate lending market. So too are the use of special purpose entities ("SPEs") and limited guaranties from SPE members of all or a portion of the debt, the latter of...more
Companies that have valuable assets but also face significant liabilities will sometimes engage in restructurings to isolate, or “ring-fence,” the good assets from the liabilities. Often the companies are able to accomplish...more
Bennett Jones senior advisor David Dodge, OC, presents the Bennett Jones Spring 2014 Economic Outlook, written by himself and other firm advisors Richard Dion and John M. Weekes. In the Outlook, the authors describe the most...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
Part one of an in-depth webinar discussion covering a range of bankruptcy issues of particular interest to In-House Counsel.
The panel discusses bankruptcy and other creditor rights considerations when choosing the form of...more
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
In a decision announced at the end of 2013 in the case of FDIC v. Steven Skow, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected an argument proposed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently issued the first appellate decision holding that, in actions brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the officers and directors of failed banking...more
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