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FDIC Resolves Doral Bank in a New Receivership Action

The $5.9 billion Doral Bank (San Juan, Puerto Rico), a wholly owned subsidiary of Doral Financial Corporation (Coral Gables, Florida), was closed by the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico, on…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Goodyear FCPA Fine Highlights Benefits of Cooperation and Robust Compliance Controls

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (“Goodyear”), one of the world’s largest tire companies, reached a significant settlement with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with charges that two of its…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

‘Fresh’ guidance on the importance of signed copyright assignments – High Court steps in to smooth out copyright dispute

The High Court of Justice of England and Wales recently delivered its judgment in a case relating to the ownership of the copyright of the ‘halo’ logo (the “Dude Logo”) used on the well-known brand of ‘Innocent’ smoothies (Fresh…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

New York Supreme Court Denies Barclays’ Motion to Dismiss NYAG’s Martin Act Claim – Court Finds Martin Act Applies to Barclays’ Representations about Its “Dark Pool”

Last week, the New York Supreme Court denied Barclays’ motion to dismiss the New York Attorney General’s fraud claim against the bank, finding that the NYAG may proceed with its claim under New York’s Martin Act based on alleged…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

ABS Las Vegas 2015

A securitization community coming off of record issuances in 2014 has entered the new year with a mixture of nerves and optimism.  An estimated 6,500 finance professionals and attorneys converged for the 2015 ABS Las Vegas…more
| Finance & Banking, Insurance

A New Era for Private Funds in China?

Several years ago, alternative asset managers were enthusiastically regarding China as a new frontier for fundraising. Indeed, in 2011, Chinese private equity and venture capital firms raised substantially more money from local…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Irish ICAV becomes a reality – checks all the boxes!

In our January 2014 DechertOnPoint - Yes - ICAV! Irish Minister for Finance Announces New Irish Corporate Fund Vehicle - we outlined details of the proposed new Irish corporate investment fund vehicle and the enhancements that…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset management centres and fund domiciles: Luxembourg

CSSF Reminder Regarding Nomination of Depositaries of Bearer Shares - The Luxembourg regulator for the financial services industry (CSSF) has issued a press release and a FAQ in relation to the immobilization of bearer…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

Recent legal and regulatory developments have raised issues for those considering a loan-to-own acquisition strategy, and have continued to impact both the structure of highly leveraged financings and the makeup of those willing…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

Favorable German tax regime for partnership-type AIFs expanded

The German Federal Ministry of Finance has recently issued guidance that broadens the favorable tax regime for investment partnerships applicable to closed-end alternative investment funds (AIFs). The following Dechert Onpoint…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Distribution of Private Equity Funds in Europe after AIFMD

With the AIFMD now effective, the attention of U.S. private equity sponsors has turned to capital raising in Europe under the new regime. The key impact of the AIFMD for U.S. sponsors is the prohibition on the active marketing…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Control Transactions in the UK Mid-Market

In a number of transactions in the UK mid-market in which we have been involved recently, we have noted a departure from the traditional private equity buy-out model, whereby the sponsor acquires 100% of the target and satisfies…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset management centres and fund domiciles: IRELAND

ICAV Update - Bill Passed by Lower House of Parliament: On 28 January 2015, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, the Dail, approved the draft legislation, including various amendments recommended during the Report…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2015, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating an employee's entitlement to a statutory…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

New Reporting Requirements Regarding Foreign Investment and Ownership

With the globalization of the economy, most private equity funds are likely to own companies based in the United States that have operations or subsidiaries outside the United States, and/or have interests in non-U.S. companies…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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