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Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
Raj Mahajan, Allston Trading CEO, Talks HFT and the Business of Prop Trading
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
An Update on SEF, IDB and Swap Regulation from Chris Ferreri of ICAP
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
In this issue:
- CFTC Adopts Final Rules for Execution Facilities and Other Matters
- FINRA Issues Interpretive Guidance on Use of Back Tested Index Data by ETPs
- Mississippi District Court Defers to New...more
May 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Rodge Cohen, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia why the recent bailout of Cyprus's banking sector was a unique situation and not necessarily a template for dealing with...more
March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Someone who bought stock in American Airlines last year already made a killing. Stock that could have been bought in November for less than 40 cents a share is now trading above $4, for...more
We are pleased to provide a collection of commentaries on the critical legal issues facing our clients in 2013.
There is hope that global economic and market conditions will continue to improve despite ongoing...more
October 26, 2012 - International & Transnational Criminal Defense Lawyers
Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions...more
The Trustee overseeing the liquidation under the Securities Investor Protection Act (“SIPA”) of Lehman Brothers Inc. (“Lehman”) in the U.S. and the Joint Administrator of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (“LB Europe”)...more
Originally published in The Hedge Fund Journal - July 2012.
In a series of decisions before the BVI (British Virgin Isles) Commercial Court and Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, the liquidators of Fairfield have...more
The MF Global UK Limited (MFG UK) case is the first opportunity for market participants to observe the impact of the UK’s new Special Administration Regime (the SAR) for failed investment banks.
In This Issue:
- Financial Industry Developments
· Fed Rule on Supervised Securities Holding Company Registration
· MSRB Request for Comment on Trade Size Reporting System
· MSRB Concept Release on...more
Business implications of Greece leaving the Euro - would you get paid,and in what currency? What should you do if selling to Greece or if you have assets there? An English lawyer's perspective....more
In this issue:
- Foreclosures in New Jersey
- Substantive Rights' Not Assignable, Intercreditor Voting Rights Assignment Nullified
- Offshore Bankruptcy-Remote Entity is Not Bankruptcy-Proof; Trust...more
On 29 February 2012 the Supreme Court of England and Wales dismissed the appeal by GLG Investments and ruled that clients whose money had not been properly ring-fenced when Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (“LBIE”) went...more
On February 29, the UK Supreme Court handed down its decision upholding, in part unanimously and in part by a 3-2 majority, the Court of Appeal’s November 2010 decision in the LBIE client money case - Re Lehman Brothers...more
In This Issue:
SEC Sues Private Company and its CEO for Fraud Related to Buyback Program Involving Employee Stock Bonus Plan
The Fiducie in Restructuring and Acquisition Transactions in...more
The initial meeting of client and creditors of MF Global UK Limited ("MFG UK") took place yesterday, 9 January 2012, at 11 a.m. The meeting was chaired by Richard Heis (the "Chairman"), one of the joint special administrators...more
On 16 December 2011 the special administrators of MF Global UK Limited ("MFG UK") published their proposals for achieving the purpose of the special administration.
Purpose of the proposals
In this issue;
- SEC Staff to Release Filing Review Correspondence Earlier
- SEC Limits Availability of Review for Non-Public Submissions by Foreign Private Issuers
- CFTC to Hold Public Meeting to Consider...more
In This Issue:
-Financial Industry Developments
· Central Banks Increase Liquidity Support to Global Financial System
· OCC Proposed Rule to Remove References to Credit Ratings
· FHFA Retains Maximum...more
Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 12:17 PM ET) -- On Oct. 31, the MF Global enterprise collapsed into bankruptcy and a number of related insolvency proceedings. Amid allegations of improper commingling of customer accounts...more
On October 31, the MF Global enterprise collapsed into bankruptcy and a number of related insolvency proceedings. Amid allegations of improper commingling of customer accounts and rumors of misbegotten proprietary Eurobond...more
Although no official claims process has been announced, on November 10 and 11, the Trustee and its counsel provided additional information to securities claimants of MF Global Inc. ("MFGI") on how the process will work....more
• 7 November - UK Special Administrator says that all open client positions relating to foreign exchange (FX) have been closed as of 4 November 2011, and that they are working on providing closing information.
The country’s seventh largest trading firm, MF Global filed for bankruptcy October 31 and sent shock waves through the investment fraternity. MF Global was a brokerage that acted as a counter party to investors who wanted to...more
On October 31, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) filed for a protective order under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) for MF Global Inc., a company registered jointly as an Securities and...more
MF Global, one of the world's leading broker/dealer firms entered into insolvency proceedings in both the US and the UK on 31 October 2011. US entities MF Global Holdings Ltd. and MF Global Finance USA Inc. filed voluntary...more
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