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New Italian Rules to Create a More Favorable Regulatory Regime for the Issuance of Corporate Bonds

On February 21, 2014, Italy enacted Law No. 9 (the “New Law”), which, among other things: - reduces the tax cost of taking security in connection with notes offerings; - expands the array of security that can...more

Tax Ruling Offers Welcome Clarification on Spanish Regime for Qualifying Bond Offerings

New tax ruling addresses controversial aspects of the Spanish tax regime applicable to qualifying bond offerings. The Spanish Tax Authorities recently published Binding Tax Ruling V3670-13 (the Ruling), which...more

Which way forward for the sovereign debt crisis? Six thought leaders in sovereign debt restructuring share their observations of...

A crisis far beyond anything experienced in recent memory - The way in which regulators, investors, banks and governments respond to the current sovereign debt challenges will echo for many years. Decisions made today...more

Bankruptcy remoteness – a remote prospect?

Lawyers and investment bankers involved in setting up structured products such as asset backed commercial paper, CDOs, CMBS and CLOs often strive to achieve “bankruptcy remoteness” for the vehicle issuing the product...more

The Projects and Construction Review, Chapter 22 "Italy"

The current state of Italian project finance is the result of a trend initiated more than 20 years ago, when public resources started to become scarce and the construction or infrastructure needed private funds to be carried...more

The Cooperative Bank’s Restructuring – will this be a case of lessons learned?

The UK’s bank regulatory and insolvency law structures were unprepared for the global financial crisis. As a result, the UK government’s response to intense bank stress in the immediate aftermath of the crunch led to a number...more

Bond is Back

Opportunities for investors in European HY Debt - Record amounts of HY issuance in Europe since 2010, much of which has refinanced the LBO bank debt maturity wall - Potential for significant restructuring...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Corporate Restructuring

The global reach of capital markets, financial difficulties in the eurozone and the multinational nature of many businesses and financial institutions have increased the importance of understanding legal, business and other...more

Bright Outlook for Covered Bonds

This year has proven to be an interesting one for the covered bond market, and we anticipate that 2013 will bring many important new developments. During 2012, the covered bond market continued to provide attractive financing...more

Recent Issues in UK Islamic Finance - April 30, 2012

This insight will draw together four themes: the current state of UK Islamic banks; the possibility of a UK Sovereign Sukuk; UK real estate and its growing importance for Islamic Finance in the country; and the UK's battle to...more

Recent issues in UK Islamic finance

Originally published in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law - April 2012. This article will draw together four themes: the current state of UK Islamic banks; the possibility of a UK...more

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