How Leading Philippine Companies are Using Bonds to Their Advantage
Can I collect my judgment if the other side is appealing?
Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Rakoff Reverses Himself in Madoff Case
Bill on Bankruptcy: MF Global Creditors Undeterred by Low Value
Bill on Bankruptcy: Will 2013 Be Kind To The Bankruptcy Bar?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Surprises For AMR, MF Global Creditors
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
General Effective Date Clarification -
Around 6 pm on Thursday, July 16, the First Regular...more
First Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Code Preempts Puerto Rico's Recovery Act -
On Monday, July 6, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the February 6, 2015 order and injunction of the Puerto Rico District...more
The increasing dynamism of the Sub-Saharan African economy coupled with the continent’s large financing needs have led Sub- Saharan African countries to consider alternative sources of external funding to finance their local...more
Over the last few months, the financial press has been filled with reports of negative interest rates. For example, on December 18 2014, the Swiss National Bank announced that it would move from a zero percent interest rate...more
This Week -
After a week-long summer recess, lawmakers returned to Raleigh to resume the business of the State. The House finally appointed budget Conferees on Tuesday, nearly a month after receiving the Senate version...more
In all jurisdictions, financing for greenfields
projects is available from traditional sources -
commercial banks, export credit agencies
(ECAs, such as the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Korea's...more
Involuntary debt restructurings that have the effect of impairing a bondholder’s right to receive payment may violate the Trust Indenture Act. This was recently held in the Marblegate/Education Management Corp. bondholder...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Adjourns “sine die”
As the final gavels in the Maine House and Senate came down around...more
Make-whole premiums are often used in connection with the issuance of debt in order to protect noteholders with long term investment horizons from being repaid early. At the time of the bankruptcy filing of EFH in April 2014,...more
The buoyant leveraged finance market in Europe has been continuing to develop in sophistication and depth this year, particularly as regards sponsor friendly terms, as global sponsors and their advisers apply their...more
Amid ongoing realignment in the mining and metals markets, industry participants have already begun seeing and seizing extraordinary opportunities—including those created by companies reacting to the boom-bust cycle.
Fidelity bonds are purchased primarily to protect against loss to the policyholder’s own assets, from things like employee theft or embezzlement. In Avon State Bank v. BancInsure, Inc., however, the Eighth Circuit interpreted...more
Thank you for your readership. The First Regular Session of the 127th Legislature is nearing its end. For now, the Legislature has adjourned but plans to reconvene on July 16. As the pace of legislative developments is now...more
Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved amendments by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (the “MSRB”) to MSRB Rule G-14 regarding the reporting of trades of municipal securities. These...more
The nation’s infrastructure is in need of dire repair. On February 2, 2015, to encourage private investments in infrastructure through public-private partnerships (“P3s”) and as part of his 2016 proposed budget, President...more
On 31 March 2015, the new Federal Law (No. 2 of 2015) concerning Commercial Companies (the NCCL) was issued and published in Federal Gazette No. 577 in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) (the Official Gazette). The NCCL comes...more
The Treasury Department published in the June 24, 2015 Federal Register new proposed regulations for determining the “issue price” of bonds. The same announcement also withdrew the proposed regulations published in 2013 (the...more
A Battle in the Making in the Oil and Gas Sector: Second Lien vs. High Yield Debt -
In the oil and gas industry, there is a storm brewing between holders of second lien debt and unsecured high yield bonds. These...more
The long anticipated UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law no. 2 of 2015 (the “New Companies Law”) was issued on 25 March 2015 and will be in force by 1 July 2015, replacing UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law no. 8 of 1984...more
March 26 marked the beginning of the end for the storied 14-year litigation concerning Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Pre-MN annuities when the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted preliminary approval of a proposed...more
Corporate, sovereign and government-related entities issued sukuk worth US$116.4 billion in 2014, according to Standard and Poor’s. As more financial institutions around the world engage in the management, arrangement or...more
In This Issue:
- What is worth remembering from the first half of 2015?
- Judgments - so far this year…
..Jurisdiction for claims in relation to bearer bonds
..Exercise of contractual rights by...more
The long anticipated UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law no. 2 of 2015 (the “New Companies Law”) was issued on 25 March 2015 and will be in force by 1 July 2015 to replace the existing UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law...more
AB 170, a bill amending NRS 350.020 passed by the Nevada Legislature, was signed by the Governor on June 11, 2015. It amends subsection 3 of NRS 350.020 which specifies the procedures to be followed to issue general...more
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