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Successors by Merger May Not be Debt Collectors

A recent decision from a Louisiana district court should provide some comfort to banks and other financial institutions who acquire other entities by merger – at least in the Fifth Circuit, they are not debt collectors. ...more

"E-Commerce in India on the Rise"

Despite the headwinds facing Indian e-commerce start-ups, some of which had irrational cost structures and business models based solely on discounts, the overall success and potential of this sector, as well as its...more

FTC Announces Annual HSR Premerger Notification Threshold and Clayton Act Interlocking Directorate Thresholds Adjustments

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) thresholds will be increased. The FTC also announced that it has revised the thresholds that trigger...more

2016 Year In Review: Securities Litigation And Regulation

2016 was an active year in securities litigation. In the first half of 2016 alone, plaintiffs filed 119 new federal class action securities cases. It was also a busy year for SEC enforcement proceedings, with a record 868...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2016 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Another Cybersecurity Proposal. On the heels of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issuing its proposed regulation that would require banks and insurance companies to institute...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.19.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Gretchen Morgenson and Fair Game have had a few days to reflect on the Bayer/Monsanto deal, and with that little bit of hindsight (and a lot of history), she’s not too sure that Bayer’s stockholders are going to be thrilled...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.20.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We’ve heard about VW’s $15 billion settlement to resolve US claims by owners and regulators, but a spate of recent state AG-led actions shows that the fallout from the emissions cheating scandal is far from over. NY, MA, and...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.16.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We’ve been hearing a lot about Verizon’s bid for Yahoo. But it’s not alone. In fact, it’s bringing some odd folks to the table together. Case in point: Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert – NYTimes and Bloomberg...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.30.15

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Another Black Friday has come and gone (and hey, welcome to Cyber Monday and a big financial week ahead), but the truth is that it’s not quite what it used to be—both for brick-and-mortar retailers and for those using it to...more

NYDFS Changes to Proposed BitLicense Regulations

by Perkins Coie on

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) released its revised proposed BitLicense regulations on February 4, 2015. Changes from NYDFS’ initial proposed regulations are listed below. Among the more...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago may be out on a limb by itself, or an opinion this week may signal change in attitude toward lenders who discover a customer's fraud and do nothing, as Bloomberg...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay  [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Lawyers may object to disclosing how much they actually collect per hour from non-bankrupt clients, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle explain on...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

March 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- There was no settlement afoot when U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff put off a hearing on an effort by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC to block a $410 million settlement...more

Bank Acquistion & Fair Lending

by Richik Sarkar on

An analysis of how to avoid and/or contain potential fair lending liability when acquiring a bank. Written by Frances Floriano Goins, Richik Sarkar, and Gregory Stein....more

Enforceability of General Terms and Conditions between Merchants under the Turkish Code of Obligations

by Burak Kepkep on

This article aims to highlight general characteristics of "General Terms and Conditions" scheme regulated under the Turkish Code of Obligations No 6098, from a commercial point of view....more

Client Alert - MiFID II

by Pierre Berger on

A full overview of the MiFID II proposal of the European Commission which is aimed at being implemented in the EU Member States end 2015 after adoption by the European Parliament....more

Is your business really PCI compliant?

by Alan Wernick on

If your business accepts credit cards, then you are at risk for potential liability in the event of a data breach. You need to be aware of the importance of keeping your customers' personal information secure. Many...more

The Dodd-Frank Act Will Open All States To Interstate De Novo Branching

One section, covering half a page in the 2,300 page Conference Committee Report for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, will remove the key political compromise of the 1994 Riegle-Neal Interstate...more

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