Orrick - Structured Finance Group

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings LLC Motion to Dismiss RMBS Claims Granted in Part

On April 3, 2015, Judge Laura Swain of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted in part and denied in part Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings LLC’s (“MSMC”) motion to dismiss breach of contract…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

ESMA to Centralize Instrument Reference and Trade Repositories Data

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) has launched two major projects at the request of a number of National Competent Authorities (“NCAs”): the Instrument Reference Data Project and the Trade Repositories…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Steps Towards a Capital Markets Union

The European Commission is consulting on a blueprint for creating a harmonised capital market across the EU, to facilitate capital raising in the EU while maintaining consumer and investor protection by simplifying the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Rating Agency Developments

On April 7, DBRS released its Cash Flow Assumptions for Corporate Credit Securitizations Methodology. On April 7, DBRS released its Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit Methodology. On April 7, Fitch released its…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

EBA’s Recommendations to Non-EU and Review of EU Supervisory Authorities

The European Banking Authority has published a recommendation setting out its opinion on the confidentiality regime of several non-EU supervisory authorities to facilitate their participation in supervisory colleges overseeing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFTC Staff Issues No-Action Relief Regarding CCO Annual Report Timing Requirement

On March 27, CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight announced that it is providing no-action relief to futures commission merchants, swap dealers and major swap participants from their obligation under…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Bank of America Settles RMBS Suit

On April 2, 2015, plaintiffs BNP Paribas Mortgage Corporation and BNP Paribas and defendant Bank of America filed a Joint Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice stating that both parties had reached an agreement to settle…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

RMBS Claims Against Ratings Agencies Dismissed as Time-Barred

On March 27, 2015 Judge John Robert Blakely of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC’s and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.’s motion to dismiss claims…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

CFTC Staff Issues No-Action Relief for Swaps with Legacy SPVs

On March 31, CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight announced that it is providing no-action relief to provisionally registered swap dealers (SDs) from complying with certain specified regulations when entering…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Rating Agency Developments

On March 27, DBRS released its updated methodology for rating North American commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). On March 27, Fitch released its updated criteria for analyzing U.S. wireless tower transactions…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Benchmarks: Agreement Reached on ECON Committee

On March 31, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) adopted its report on benchmarks. Key issues include: The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee backed a draft EU law to make the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Motion to Dismiss Action Against RMBS Trustee Denied

On March 31, 2015, Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied HSBC Bank USA, National Association’s (“HSBC”) motion to dismiss an action brought by a consortium of investors in…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

NCUA Sues HSBC For Alleged Breaches of Duties as Trustee for 37 RMBS Trusts

On March 20, the National Credit Union Administration Board, acting as liquidating agent for five failed credit unions, filed suit against HSBC USA in the Eastern District Court of Virginia. NCUA alleged that HSBC breached its…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Real Estate - Residential

CFTC Issues Advisory on Reporting Obligations Pursuant to the Ownership and Control Final Rule

On March 23, CFTC Division of Market Oversight and Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight issued a staff advisory to remind certain reporting parties (including futures commission merchants, clearing members, foreign…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

UBS and Capital Ventures Settle RMBS Dispute

On March 26, Capital Ventures International and several UBS affiliates filed a stipulation of dismissal after reaching a settlement disposing of all claims in the action. The terms of the settlement are undisclosed…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law
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