Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036, United States
Phone: 212.715.9100
Fax: 212.715.8000
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • New York
Other Countries
  • France
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Conforming the 421-a and MIH Programs

Many of our clients have asked us how they can avail themselves of the state’s revamped 421-a tax exemption program — the Affordable New York Housing Program — on a project that is also subject to the city’s Mandatory…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Regulatory Alert - La Commission des sanctions de l'AMF précise l'étendue du devoir d'information à la charge des CIF

Où la Commission des sanctions rappelle une fois de plus que le distributeur est autant responsable que le producteur de la documentation précontractuelle…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Employment Alert - Le traitement des données RH et le règlement européen sur la protection des données (« RGPD »)

Paris partner Fabienne Arrighi publishes an Employment Alert about HR data processing and the new EU GDPR. Please see full Publication below for more information. …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A New Legislative Framework for ICOs in France

The regulatory focus on initial coin offerings (ICOs) has not diminished since our last client alert where we mentioned that the public consultation of the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) proposed to develop an ad hoc…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Direct Lending in the EU: New Regulations on Loan Origination Create High-Return Opportunities for Asset Managers

In the post-crisis landscape, stringent regulations and stricter capital requirements led banks to reduce their lending volumes. As a result, the “originate to distribute” model of corporate financing is declining, even in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Paying the Price for Reps and Warranties Breaches

In the purchase agreement for the typical M&A transaction, the seller gives the buyer representations and warranties concerning key questions affecting the value of the target company…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Supreme Court in Cyan Upholds State Court Securities Act Class Actions

In Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, No. 15-1439, decided on March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court unanimously held that class actions based solely on the Securities Act of 1933 (33 Act) may be brought in either…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

The SEC Goes Mining: Launches Cryptocurrency Industry Sweep

After months of steadily increasing supervisory activity in regard to the emerging cryptocurrency sector, it now appears that U.S. financial market regulators may have switched gears and entered the enforcement stage…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Are There Limits to the Remedial Powers of an Indenture Trustee?

In the recent case of Cortlandt St. Recovery Corp. v. Bonderman (NY Ct. Ap. Feb. 20, 2018), the New York Court of Appeals addressed the question of the limits on the authority of an indenture trustee to pursue remedial causes…more
 /  Bankruptcy

CDS Market Integrity After Hovnanian

In a companion piece, we reviewed the recent federal district court decision in Solus Alternative Asset Management LP v. GSO Capital Partners L.P. (SDNY Jan. 29, 2018)…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

Compelling a Muni Indenture Trustee to Arbitrate Before FINRA

A recent decision out of the federal district court in Nevada, BOKF, NA v. Estes D. Nev. March 2, 2018), addressed the interesting question of whether an indenture trustee for municipal bonds could be compelled to arbitrate…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

District Court Upholds Damage Limitations for Lender’s Refusal to Fund: Lyondell Revisited

In the August 2017 issue of Debt Dialogue, we discussed the recent decision by Judge Martin Glenn of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York with respect to claims brought by the litigation trust (the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking

LIBOR Replacement to Begin Publication

The Alternative Reference Rate Committee (ARRC) of the New York Federal Reserve Bank announced that the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), a broad Treasury repo financing rate that is the ARRC’s recommended alternative to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Tax Reform Act Changes to CFC Attribution Rules

The recently enacted tax reform act (the Act) significantly altered the U.S. taxation of foreign income. Perhaps most prominently, the Act allows U.S. corporations to fully deduct (and thus not pay tax on) dividends received…more
 /  Taxation

Unconventional CDS Credit Events: Hovnanian Enterprises

Introduction Over the past few years, a number of issuers in financial distress and their investors have used refinancing and restructuring strategies that capitalize on credit default swap (CDS) contracts written on the issuer,…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking
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