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European Court Sides with the United Kingdom on Euro Clearing

On March 4, Europe’s second-highest court ruled in favor of the United Kingdom in a long-running dispute with the European Central Bank (ECB) regarding the latter’s right to mandate that central counterparties (CCPs) clearing...more

Bridging the Week - March 2015 #2

FCA Sanctions Bank of Beirut, Former Compliance Officer and Former Internal Auditor for Providing Misleading Information Regarding AML Systems and Controls Remediation - The Bank of Beirut was fined GBP 2.1 million...more

ECB Launches Landmark €1.1 Trillion Quantitative Easing Program

The ECB announced on Thursday that it would start its purchase of sovereign bonds on March 9 to support an accelerating economic recovery in the Eurozone, and would continue to do so until there was a “sustained adjustment in...more

ECB Publishes Eurosystem Oversight Report

On February 27, 2015, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published its 2014 Eurosystem oversight report, the third such report, reviewing the oversight that the Eurosystem has performed in the period from 2011 to mid-2014. The...more

European M+A News, Winter 2015

In This Issue: - Transactions Involving Digital Media in Europe: Know the Source - New Framework on Market Abuse in the European Union - Current Developments ..“Made in Germany” Attracts Foreign...more

New EU Law Authority For ECB Intervention In The EU Government Bond Markets Strengthens European Financial Markets

The ECB Governing Council will meet on 22 January and is expected to discuss implementing a quantitative easing (QE) policy which would result in national central banks buying Euro denominated government bonds from their own...more

Eurozone Member States Reach Preliminary Agreement on ESM Direct Recapitalization Instrument

On June 10, a statement by the President of the Eurogroup was published announcing that the Eurozone has reached a political understanding on the operational framework of a direct recapitalization instrument (DRI) for the...more

Signature of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Single Resolution Fund

On May 21, the Council of the EU published the agreement on the transfer and mutualisation of contributions to the single resolution fund (SRF) (also referred to as the intergovernmental agreement (IGA))....more

EU Banks –Dog Bites Man, Again

The Financial Times reported on April 2 that the Eurozone Banks continue to load up on sovereign debt; generally, the debt of their respective host countries. A few days later, the Financial Times reported a bevy of talking...more

"Restructuring ELA Liabilities: Lessons From Ireland"

The Irish banking crisis has provided some insights into the use by EU member states of emergency liquidity assistance (ELA), which supports financial institutions or markets that are experiencing an exceptional and temporary...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - July 22, 2013

SEC and EU Supervisory Cooperation for Asset Management Industry - On July 19, the SEC announced that it signed various memoranda of understanding with the financial regulators of 25 member states of the EU and 3...more

SEC and EU Supervisory Cooperation for Asset Management Industry

On July 19, the SEC announced that it signed various memoranda of understanding with the financial regulators of 25 member states of the EU and 3 regulators of the European Economic Area as part of a long-term strategy to...more

Black Swans in Camo: Continued Concern about the European Community

I have written periodically in this Blog about my persistent concerns about the European economy and its capacity to negatively impact ours. I get wound up, then I get swayed by the majority views of the chattering class who...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

Crunched Credit - January 2013

Below are links to some recent CrunchedCredit posts,including a preview of next week’s CREFC conference inMiami. For more information or to subscribe, visit us atCrunchedCredit.com. You can also sign up to receiveemail alerts...more

Spanish Bailout Dilemma Gets More Acute

Despite the best efforts of the Spanish people and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the European Union will almost certainly need to bail out yet another struggling member state. This time it is Spain, the fourth largest economy...more

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