The market’s attention is fixed firmly on the future of derivatives. Questions about the implementation and impact of the Dodd Frank requirements, and to what extent the use of swaps in structured finance and other transactions…more
On June 13, S&P released its insurance criteria for U.S. and Canadian CMBS transactions. On June 13, Fitch released its criteria for assigning short-term ratings for variable-rate demand obligations (VRDOs) or maturing…more
On June 10, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in the Quebecor World (USA) Inc. bankruptcy that payments made by a company in purchasing notes issued by an affiliate constituted transfers made in connection with a…more
Images of American flags and proud men and women in uniform were all around last month, as they are every Memorial Day. It is a good time to reflect on the military service of so many of our fellow citizens…more
Earlier this week in FTC v. Actavis, No. 12-416 (U.S. Jun. 17, 2013), the Supreme Court handed down its long-anticipated ruling on “reverse payment” or “pay-for-delay” agreements, holding that these agreements—while not…more
On June 11, 2013, Southern District of New York Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed the complaint of the Trustee for the SemGroup estate seeking to avoid a novation made to Barclays pre-bankruptcy under a swap agreement. The Court held…more
La rubrica dell’Agenzia delle Entrate, FiscoOggi, ha pubblicato nei giorni scorsi una serie di interventi sulla tassazione delle attività professionali esercitate in forma collettiva.
L’agenzia ha premesso una approfondita…more
On June 20, 2013, Formula One’s internal judicial system will convene in Paris to decide whether Mercedes and Pirelli violated the racing body’s governing agreements by conducting secretive tire testing last month…more
In This Issue: Rating Agency Development; Second Circuit Rules That Payments Made to Purchase Notes Are Exempt from Avoidance Under Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code; Lehman Derivative Litigation Still Looms Large;…more
Can shareholders of a government-sponsored enterprise successfully challenge the constitutionality of a government takeover of the entity?…more
Ever have that feeling that your arbitrator just doesn’t understand you? You may be right, but there’s not much you can do about it. A recent unanimous ruling by the United States Supreme Court should encourage employers to…more
Pre-financial crisis, interest rate derivatives were widely recognized as a valuable part of the municipal issuer’s financial toolkit. Post-crisis, they have been a thorn in the side of many issuers, resulting in expensive…more
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The fight against sophisticated online schemes to sell counterfeit or otherwise illegal goods is being waged by increasingly focused efforts to identify responsible parties that may be sued in U.S. courts, and whose assets are…more
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office recently issued its first decision under the America Invents Act’s new system for reviewing the validity of patents. See SAP America, Inc. v. Versata Dev. Group, Inc., Case CBM2012-00001 (MPT)…more
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