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Portuguese courts consider the enforceability of derivatives

by DLA Piper on

Within the last few years, derivatives have been under scrutiny by Portuguese courts, affecting not only derivatives entered into under agreements subject to local law, but also derivatives subject to International Swaps and...more

Article 55 and the ISDA 2016 Bail-in Article 55 BRRD Protocol

by White & Case LLP on

ISDA published on 14 July 2016 the "ISDA 2016 Article 55 BRRD Protocol (Dutch/French/German/Irish/Italian/Luxembourg/Spanish/UK entity-in-resolution)" (the "Bail-in Protocol"). The Bail-in Protocol aims to facilitate market...more

So, ISDA Counterparties Don’t Have to Deal in Good Faith, or Do They?

by Dechert LLP on

The implied contractual duty of good faith and fair dealing is well enshrined in the common law, including in New York and every jurisdiction in the U.S. Since, by its nature, however, the duty is not susceptible of precise...more

International Arbitration Newsletter - May 2017

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 1 March 2017 the UK Supreme Court1 overturned an order of the Court of Appeal and decided that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) could not be required to provide monetary security as a condition for resisting...more

Insolvency - proof liquidation netting strengthened and broadened in Germany

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A decision of the German Federal Court of Justice (“Bundesgerichtshof” - BGH) in June 2016 regarding the validity of liquidation netting agreements sparked widespread fear of a new banking crisis. It led to immediate action...more

The Delta Report – Derivatives Newsletter: January 2017

by White & Case LLP on

In this first issue of The Delta Report for 2017, we cover crucial updates on developments in the derivatives space in Europe and Asia. In the UK, Brexit-related issues continue to take the spotlight. The Article 50 challenge...more

The Lehman Administration Surplus and the High Court Ruling in Waterfall IIC

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A recent UK High Court ruling in Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) ("Lehman Waterfall IIC") considers the application of statutory interests on proven debts in an administration and in particular the...more

Will the CFTC Postpone the March 1, 2017 Variation Margin Deadline?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Derivatives traders and lawyers are focused on March 1. Not for any basketball tournaments, but for the variation margin (VM) big bang. From March 1, 2017, swap dealers and financial end-users will be required to exchange VM...more

Contractual notice provisions and the ‘close of business’

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) v ExxonMobil Financial Services B.V. [2016] EWHC 2699 (Comm), 28 October 2016 - When serving notices in deteriorating market conditions, beware more haste and less speed. A recent...more

Playing by whose rules? The application of mandatory rules of Italian law to interest rate swaps

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Dexia Crediop S.p.A. (Dexia) v Comune di Prato (Prato) [2016] EWHC 2824 (Comm), 10 November 2016 - In the second and final part of his judgment, Walker J held that further mandatory provisions of Italian law apply to and...more

First Department Confirms Hedge Funds Did Not Act in Bad Faith and Affirms Multi-Million Dollar Judgment Against CDS Counterpart

In Good Hill Master Fund L.P. v. Deutsche Bank AG, No. 600858/10-2188B, 2017 BL 19363 (App. Div. 1st Dep’t Jan. 24, 2017), the First Department unanimously affirmed a judgment entered in the Commercial Division of over $90...more

Commercial Division Trial to Address Collateral Call and Dispute Resolution Provisions of ISDA Agreements

In a case with potentially broad implications for participants in the leveraged loan and derivatives markets, Justice Eileen Bransten will conduct a bench trial starting next week in the long-running dispute between a...more

Global Financial Markets Insight - Issue 11, 2016

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As we come to the end of 2016 we re ect on a year characterised by events that have sent political shockwaves through the world’s major markets and consider what this may mean for the coming year. The surprise may be...more

[Webinar] Meritas Capability Webinar - Interest Rate Hedging for Commercial Real Estate Finance Transactions - November 16th,...

This webinar will cover the basics of hedging interest rate risks of commercial finance transactions. Including a brief overview of the state of the current derivatives market, an overview of the ISDA Master Agreement and...more

ISDA Master Agreement: English court considers meaning of “Default Rate”

by Bryan Cave on

The English High Court in Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) [2016] EWHC 2417 (Ch), in one of a series of cases arising from the Lehman insolvency, has had to consider (among other issues) the meaning...more

Default interest gets washed out of the waterfall

by Reed Smith on

The degree to which certain elements of a recovery right under a contract, including a debt instrument, are assignable or transferable to a third party has been questionable under English law for some time. “Litigation...more

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) – Two Recent Judgments

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Last week, the High Court ruled on the meaning of “Default Rate” in the 1992 and 2002 ISDA Master Agreements (together, the “ISDA Master Agreements”). Whilst the decision addresses a multitude of issues, perhaps the most...more

The Financial Report, Volume 5, Number 16 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis One of our lead articles discusses a research report indicating that SEC enforcement activity has slowed in 2016. According to the article, the SEC has brought nearly ten percent fewer...more

ISDA Publishes Variation Margin Protocol

On August 16, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2016 Variation Margin Protocol (VM Protocol). The VM Protocol is intended as a tool to help market participants that will...more

Brexit's Impact on ISDA Documentation

by K&L Gates LLP on

As previously noted in the client alert “Brexit: A First Look at the Impact on Asset Managers That Trade Derivatives,” Brexit is not anticipated to have an immediate impact on ISDA Documentation or derivatives contracts. ...more

Brexit: Overview of Potential Impact on Derivatives

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The process of Brexit will take many years, and the implications for our clients’ businesses will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all of our offices, and...more

Casting the Net Wider to Address "Too Big to Fail" - The ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol

by White & Case LLP on

21 major global banks signed the ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol at launch. Pursuant to the ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol, these banks have agreed to suspend their termination rights in relation to...more

Judgments

by Dentons on

CoCos – Supreme Court decision in litigation between Lloyds and its noteholders - BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Limited v. LBG Capital No 1 Plc and another [2016] UKSC 29 - June 2016 saw the publication...more

Correcting Drafting Errors – What Is The Best Approach And What Evidence Is Admissible?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The High Court held that a mistaken reference in an interest rate swap confirmation to the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement instead of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement could not be corrected by interpretation. However on the facts...more

The Construction Of Section 6(D) Of The 1992 ISDA Master Agreement And Close-Out Mechanics

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In Videocon Global Ltd & Videocon Industries Ltd v Goldman Sachs International [2016] EWCA Civ 130, 15 March 2016, the English Court of Appeal has decided that the requirement to serve a statement of calculation “on or as...more

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