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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'
On May 21, 2013, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in his role as Chairman of the Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC") testified before the House Financial Services Committee. In its annual report, the FSOC stated that...more
In a move that represents a first in Hong Kong, one of the territory's largest listed property developers, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an agreement with the Securities and...more
On December 7, 2012, the working group of the finance committee of the Financial Services Agency of Japan (the “Working Group”) issued its final report (the “Final Report”) with respect to the reform of the legal regime of...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last week denied federal securities and related state law claims by a group of investors, which were brought against attorneys for statements made during a presentation...more
On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against Wayne L. Palmer (“Palmer”) and National Note of Utah, LC (“National Note”), of West Jordan, Utah, alleging that the defendants are...more
May 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Last week JP Morgan Chase acknowledged a trading loss of at least $2 billion, fueling calls by some observers for more regulation of financial institutions. Chris Whalen, a Senior Managing Director...more
In this issue:
- Lending Boost Possible from Tax Credit Bills
- Can an Unauthorized UCC Termination Negate My Security Interest?
- Enforceability of Forebearance Agreements Against Claims of Economic...more
The Turkish fi nancial market maintained its constant development in 2011 and recent reports from reputable international fi nancial institutions project that this development will continue in 2012. In 2011, Sukuk was...more
The ongoing Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis and changing regulatory environment are forcing many European banks to consider a variety of asset disposition and capital-raising transactions, creating both risks and opportunities...more
The overwhelming amount of fraud occurring and uncovered in South Florida, including mortgage, banking, securities, and regulatory fraud demands at least a cursory analysis of the personalities and behaviour that typify these...more
In June, I wrote this post about U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw’s opinion in Salameh v. Tarsadia Hotels, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30375. The case involved the question of whether ownership interests in individual units...more
In a private letter ruling (PLR) that we obtained on behalf of a client, the IRS extended rules applicable to open-end mutual funds (RICs) to a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust (a REIT). The IRS...more
"Can I use finders to raise the money?”
Anyone faced with the challenge of funding a project from non-bank sources will ask this question sooner or later.
The law governing finders depends on whether you are engaging...more
Turkey has amended its capital market law in a drive to spur investments from the Middle East. BURAK GENCOGLU and ALI CEYLAN discuss this new foreign policy approach....more
The relationship between developers of real estate and investors can be complex. This article sets out the basic terms and conditions that must be addressed by the parties when forming a joint venture/partnership with the...more
As the fog surrounding the floundering U.S. financial sector begins to clear, one possibility for righting the finance of both housing and commercial real estate is the covered bond. Until recently, the prospect of...more
When you need to raise money for a California real estate venture, there are several options under California real estate syndication law and state and Federal private placement law. This article examines one option.
After several years of speculation, it looks like China is at last in the process of implementing a real estate investment trust (REIT) regime. While property developers and investors, who have eagerly been awaiting the...more
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