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Tax Round Up - June 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

International Tax Developments - BEPS Multilateral Convention signed - On 7 June, officials from more than 60 jurisdictions signed the BEPS Multilateral Convention which will transplant a number of measures in respect...more

Appetite for Masala Bonds grows

by DLA Piper on

Borrowing by Indian companies from the overseas market or "External Commercial Borrowings" (commonly referred to as ECBs), is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is governed by the various rules specified by the...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

BaFin publishes circular on regulatory requirements to the business organization of insurance companies (MaGo) - BaFin published a circular on regulatory requirements on 25 January 2017 for the business organization of...more

UK Regulator Publishes Data Suggesting Minor Decline in UK Corporate Bond Market Liquidity Conditions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority published a research paper summarizing its most recent research into liquidity conditions in the UK corporate bond market. The report concludes that there has been a general decline in...more

Appeals Court Overturns Marblegate, Citing Analysis by Shearman & Sterling Partner

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The law on debt restructurings and liability management is back to where it was. Yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the controversial District Court decisions in the Marblegate-Education Management...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

By volume, December wasn’t an incredible month for US jobs. But the report did help cap a year that saw average hourly earnings rise 2.9%—the best since 2009 and a “turning point for the overall economy,” according to one...more

SEC Approves Bond Mark-Up Disclosure Rules

by WilmerHale on

On November 17, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) approved new rules requiring dealers to disclose on retail customer confirmations their mark-ups and mark-downs on most municipal and corporate...more

Global Tax News: Hard times in the oil patch: tax implications for investors in the era of price fluctuations

by DLA Piper on

The current decline in oil prices, which continues to show no signs of a long-term reversal, is having a great many unexpected and unwanted consequences, many of which may turn into long-lasting troubles for the oil and gas...more

The Financial Report, Volume 5, Number 18

by DLA Piper on

The SEC recently adopted new rules that substantially amend Form ADV under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the Advisers Act). Although not as comprehensive as the Form ADV amendments adopted in 2011, the new...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.7.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Turns out that running the show at Valeant has given Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman quite the appetite. He’s looking to satisfy that hunger (and get back to the business of maximizing returns by pushing companies to make...more

The Financial Report, Volume 5, Number 15 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - I’ve been glued to my TV and my computer watching the “Games of the Thirty-First Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.” Although the coverage, of course, focuses substantially on US athletes, NBC and...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 8.2.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A day-after assessment of the Uber/Didi deal through the lens of another yet tech giant who’s failed to overcome the many obstacles of establishing a meaningful presence in China....more

Masala bonds - A taste of things to come?

by DLA Piper on

Borrowing by Indian companies from the overseas market or 'External Commercial Borrowings' (commonly referred to as ECBs), is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is governed by the various rules specified by the...more

French restructurings: Could a 'high yield' noteholder block a safeguard procedure?

by DLA Piper on

The issuance of international bond debt, aka high yield notes, has been a very popular financing option for French companies for the last few years, whether it was to finance their industrial investments or to fund an LBO...more

CJEU confirms when jurisdiction clauses in bond prospectuses will bind purchasers on the secondary market

by DLA Piper on

Last month the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published its preliminary ruling in Profit Investment Sim SpA, in liquidation v Stefano Ossi and others. The case considered the circumstances in which a party...more

Current Topics in High Yield & Leveraged Finance - Spring 2016

by DLA Piper on

Our Leveraged Solutions Team includes senior US, English and local lawyers throughout Europe who advise clients daily on issues that surround High Yield / Leveraged Finance. We are keen to share our learning and market...more

European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2016

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to DLA Piper’s European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2016. This report, now in its seventh year, presents detailed results of our survey of 300 participants active in the European acquisition finance debt market....more

Apple Leads the Way as Green Bonds Set to Grow in 2016

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Green bonds are fixed-income debt instruments earmarked for environmental or climate change initiatives. As companies undertake more “green” initiatives, including investing in renewable energy generation, the green bond...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #1

by Dentons on

IOSCO reports on risk in the securities markets - IOSCO has published the 2016 edition of its Securities Markets Risk Outlook report, identifying and examining key trends in global financial markets and the potential...more

Evaluating the Health of Loan and Bond Markets for 2016

by Smith Anderson on

Corporate borrowers and issuers typically access the credit markets only for need or opportunity, so may not actively monitor loan market conditions. As a leading firm with a nationally ranked practice representing borrowers...more

Green Bonds – how to unlock its full potential?

by Reed Smith on

The green bond market is presently one of the fastest growing fixed-income segments, with issuances tripling between 2013 and 2014. There is a sense of excitement and optimism surrounding the market; initially led and...more

MSRB Considering T+2 for Munis

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, is seeking public comment on a proposal to facilitate shortening the settlement cycle for transactions in municipal securities in response to a securities industry-led...more

Overview of Affordable Housing Programs

by Butler Snow LLP on

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has rating criteria for municipal and corporate bonds, the proceeds of which are to be used to finance the acquisition, refinancing, or renovation of affordable rental housing communities. These...more

FINRA Requests Comment on Revised Price Disclosure Information Standards for Corporate and Agency Debt Securities

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a regulatory notice requesting comment to revisions on a proposed rule that would enhance information disclosure standards for retail-size customer trades of corporate and...more

Recent Developments in China Bond Markets

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Tapping the Euromarkets - A number of Chinese issuers have issued bonds in the European debt markets recently. To date in 2015, more than ten Chinese companies have issued in excess of €9 billion of Euro-denominated...more

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