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HVCRE: Busting Myths

by Dechert LLP on

The Trump administration and Congress have lots on the agenda: tax reform, financial regulation reform, job creation (think infrastructure spending, maybe?) and more. While it seems unlikely that much of anything “real” is...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The first criminal charges against a major international bank and four of its executives tied to the market crisis were brought this week by the SFO. The charges were based on actions the firm took with private lenders to...more

Late Charges on Balloon Payments: How Big Can They Be?

Getting charged extra for a late payment is standard protocol in lending practices. Judges, lawmakers and regulators have long agreed there’s an administrative hassle lenders should be compensated for when having to recover...more

California and Georgia disallow jury trial waivers

by DLA Piper on

Commercial lenders tend to perceive jury trials as disadvantageous when resolving conflicts between them and their borrowers. Alternative dispute resolution, such as binding arbitration, has proved to be an unsatisfactory...more

The Devil's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms: Challenge Period

by Polsinelli on

The "Devil's Dictionary" is a quick-reference guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals. In this series, we highlight many of the buzz words found in the Dictionary and used in today's bankruptcy...more

Debt Dialogue: April 2017 - Creditor Barred from Bringing a Derivative Action Against an Insolvent Delaware Limited Liability...

In a recent ruling, Trusa v. Nepo (Del. Ch. April 13, 2017), consistent with prior case law, Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves of the Delaware Chancery Court held that a creditor cannot bring a derivative action against a...more

Landlords Beware: Subordination Agreements

by Snell & Wilmer on

In the recent Arizona Court of Appeals case Earle Investments, LLC v. Southern Desert Medical Center Partners, 762 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 12 (2017), the Court of Appeals addressed the question of the scope of a subordination...more

Watch Out Commercial Real Property Lenders – Appointment of a Receiver is not a Slam Dunk

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

The law is always changing. Sometimes changes in the law result from new cases or new statutes. However, sometimes the law changes in reaction to the mood of the country. At present, I believe that that the law may be...more

Analysis of FDIC v. Loudermilk Decision

by Bryan Cave on

The FDIC’s lawsuit against former directors and officers of the failed Buckhead Community Bank, one of the most closely watched Georgia corporate governance cases in years, went to trial in October, 2016. The jury returned a...more

Lenders And Leases: Important Legal Issues

by Snell & Wilmer on

Financial Institutions that make loans on commercial real estate frequently have to contend with issues pertaining to commercial leases. Aside from the underwriting issues, there are numerous legal issues that can arise in...more

Pursuing non-performing loans in the Middle East A key issue checklist for financial institutions

by DLA Piper on

With liquidity again becoming a serious concern in the region, we are witnessing a sharp uptick in the number of instructions from regional and international lenders relating to (i) regional borrowers failing to repay a loan;...more

Commercial Court confirms that asymmetric jurisdiction clauses may be exclusive for the purposes of EU law

by DLA Piper on

Asymmetric jurisdiction clauses - also known as one-sided or 'for the benefit' clauses - are common in international financial services agreements, but their validity under EU law has been questioned in recent years by the...more

Court Affirms Conviction In Case Involving $126 Million Loan For Shopping Mall Transaction, Rejecting Argument That Sentence...

In a summary order on March 8, 2017, the Second Circuit (Katzmann, C.J. and Pooler and Lynch, J.) affirmed the conviction and sentence for wire fraud in United States v. Frenkel. The case attracted some public attention...more

Consumer Loan, Commercial Loan or Neither?

by Allen Matkins on

The California Finance Lenders Law imposes a licensing requirement on persons engaged in the business of a finance lender. Cal. Fin. Code § 22100(a). Chapter 2 of the CFLL imposes a host of requirements on “consumer loans”...more

UK Regulator Concerned that Loan-Based Crowdfunding Platforms may be Facilitating Loans to Lending Business that are not Properly...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority has published a letter addressed to the CEOs of firms operating a loan-based crowdfunding platform about concerns that the platforms may be facilitating loans to lending businesses that do not...more

Commercial Division allows fraudulent conveyance claims to proceed in two separate cases

In a pair of recent decisions, Justices Shirley W. Kornreich and Lawrence K. Marks of the Commercial Division ruled that creditors could proceed on their fraudulent conveyance claims seeking reversal of asset transfers made...more

High Court upholds rejection of argument 2% default interest is a penalty - At the end of November 2016, in a good news story for...

by Dentons on

At the end of November 2016, in a good news story for lenders, we reported on a victory in the NSW Court of Appeal where the court held the application of a 2% default interest margin under a loan contract was not a penalty....more

Bill Introduced To Require Registration Of Finders Under The California Finance Lenders Law

by Allen Matkins on

The California Finance Lenders Law, Financial Code § 22000 et seq., currently requires licensing of finance lenders and brokers. A finance lender is defined as any person who is engaged in the business of making consumer...more

Substantive Consolidation: It’s Alive and Well (or Maybe Just Alive)

by Dechert LLP on

The doctrine of substantive consolidation (generally- the power of a bankruptcy court to consolidate the assets and liabilities of affiliated entities in bankruptcy) is a recognized remedy exercised by bankruptcy courts – one...more

The Devil's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms: Strong Arm Powers

by Polsinelli on

The "Devil's Dictionary" is a quick-reference guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals. In this series, we highlight many of the buzz words found in the Dictionary and used in today's bankruptcy...more

Can we help you? NSW Supreme Court provides guidance on Code of Banking Practice

by Dentons on

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of New South Wales has provided some useful guidance on the meaning of clause 28.2 of the Code of Banking Practice (Code) that obliges banks to “… try to help you overcome your financial...more

Emerging Trends Newsletter - Q4

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The Volcker Rule Under the Trump Administration - The so-called Volcker Rule—named after Paul Volcker, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board—was part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more

SEC Settles Another Action Involving Whistleblowers

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC has brought a series of actions concerning whistleblowers. A number of those cases center on provisions in severance agreements which either directly preclude being a whistleblower required the departing employee to...more

Flipping the Script: Court holds that a Lender can sue a Borrower for Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Recently, in Makadia v. Continental Waste Management, LLC, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina considered a matter that may have caused a double-take. The case involved a dispute...more

Pennsylvania Commercial Power of Attorney Problems Fixed by Act 103 of 2016

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

It took almost 2 years, but finally this past October 2016, technical corrections were signed into law to address the problems for commercial powers of attorney that arose by virtue of the 2014 Amendments to the Title 20 PA...more

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