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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Illinois Appeals Court Reignites GO Bond Challenge

On August 6, 2020, an Illinois appellate court ruled that a petition by political activist John Tillman seeking leave to invalidate approximately $16 billion of Illinois’s general obligation bonds (“GO Bonds”) should be...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 8.4.2020 | Top Story: Twitter to Pay FTC Up to $250 Over Privacy Violations

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Twitter will pay the Federal Trade Commission up to $250 million to “resolve new charges . . . that the social media giant breached a 2011 consent decree by using data provided for security purposes to target users with...more

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Regulators determined to keep SOFR transition on track

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The disruption to capital markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has not shifted the overall timeline of regulators and industry bodies for the replacement of US dollar LIBOR with SOFR by the end of 2021. With the expected...more

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NJ Passes COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act (the “Act”) on July 16, 2020. The Act authorizes the issuance of New Jersey State bonds up to $9.9 billion to respond to financial issues...more

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

2020 Mid-Year Vermont Health Care Update

Lawmaking in the COVID Era - The legislature adjourned Friday June 26 at 8:41 p.m. Sort of. After holding what was nearly the longest and certainly the strangest session in history – half of it remotely – the legislature has...more

Hogan Lovells

Breaking News: Italian Legislation on COVID19 - A Game Changer for Private Debt Funds?

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Among the legislative measures approved by the Italian Government to support the financial indebtedness of corporates in the face of COVID19, ... the State guarantee made available through SACE S.p.A. ("SACE") is mainly...more

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Financial Daily Dose 6.29.2020 | Top Story: Fracking Giant Chesapeake Energy Files for Ch. 11 Protection

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Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy has filed for bankruptcy, “unable to overcome a mountain of debt that became unsustainable after a decade of stubbornly low gas prices.” The company grew wildly in the early 2000s under...more

Butler Snow LLP

The Moving Forward Act’s Public Finance Provisions

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On June 22, 2020, members of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure released the details and full text of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2). The Moving Forward Act is proposed...more

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Financial Daily Dose 6.4.2020 | Top Story: DOJ Indicts Top Chicken Industry Execs Over Price-Fixing Allegations

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The DOJ has begun the prosecutorial phase of its chicken price-fixing investigation with a one-count indictment accusing current and former senior execs at Pilgrim’s Pride and Claxton Poultry Farms—including their current...more

Jones Day

How to Address the COVID-19 Crisis with Bonds - Bonds can be the solution to fund the response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the lockdown measures imposed by governments across the world, international capital markets participants are looking for financings to address the social and...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Exploring European Bonds, Loans and Covenants

Akin Gump London-based financial restructuring partner Liz Osborne and finance partners Amy Kennedy and Stephen Peppiatt discuss European bonds, loans and the various flavors of covenants in the current liquidity constrained...more

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Financial Daily Dose 5.21.2020 | Top Story: Podcaster Joe Rogan Signs Spotify Deal Worth $100M

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Podcasting megastar (and, for me, “News Radio” jack-of-all-trades) Joe Rogan has signed a multiyear deal to bring his “Joe Rogan Experience” show to Spotify, an agreement that “could be worth more than $100 million based on...more

Hogan Lovells

COVID-19: African unity and the opportunity for a paradigm shift

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With more than 3 million cases worldwide, COVID-19 has not spared any continent. As of 14 May 2020, almost 50,000 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded across 52 countries in Africa, with over 2,000 deaths....more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

International Construction: On-Demand Bonds & Guarantees - First Judicial Guidance on URDG 758

In Leonardo S.p.A v. Doha Bank Assurance Company LLC1 the Appellate Division of the Qatar Financial Centre in a Judgement handed down by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Justice Chelva Rajah SC and Justice Ali Malek QC stressed the...more

Allen Matkins

Where Do Scriptophilists Obtain Certificates?

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Scriptophily is the study and collection of stock and bond certificates.  These certificates may be of historical interest because they evidenced securities issued by well-known companies.  They also may be collected as works...more

Dechert LLP

Federal Reserve Releases FAQ for the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF)

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On May 4, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (the “Federal Reserve”) released Frequently Asked Questions (the “FAQs”) regarding the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (“PMCCF”) program, providing greater detail...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Municipal Liquidity Facility Adds $500 Billion, Expands Issuers and Duration

The Federal Reserve Board (Board) recently announced that the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF) will purchase up to an additional $500 billion in short-term notes issued by eligible government entities, in efforts to help...more

Stinson LLP

Minnesota Legislature Adjourns in Seven Days: Bonding Projects Will Dominate Discussions

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After learning that the pandemic has left an approximately $2.4 billion hole in Minnesota's general fund budget, legislators are left with only seven days to complete their work before next Monday's May 18 constitutional...more

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Liability Management During COVID-19: Considerations for Latin American Issuers

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The Situation: Effects from the COVID-19 global pandemic continue to impact adversely the operations and financial results of Latin American issuers. The Opportunity: In the current environment, Latin American issuers with...more

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COVID-19: Temporary Relief From In-Person Public Hearing Requirement for Private Activity Bonds

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To accommodate COVID-19-related social distancing requirements, the IRS on May 4, 2020, released Revenue Procedure 2020-21, which provides temporary relief from the in-person public hearing requirement for tax-exempt...more

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Bond Relief Amid COVID-19 Restrictions: Telephonic Public Hearings and Enhanced Issuer Ability to Purchase Bonds

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The IRS provided much-awaited relief for issuers seeking to do a public hearing for their bonds amidst the current pandemic situation. The IRS guidance, Revenue Procedure 2020-21, permits a public hearing to be held by...more

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Financial Daily Dose 5.6.2020 | Top Story: California Sues Uber and Lyft Over Alleged Violations of State’s New Gig-worker...

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California has sued ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft over alleged violations of a new state law that requires companies to treat gig workers as employees “if they control how workers perform tasks or if the work is a...more

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Amendments to Russian Tax Treaties

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In his address to the nation on 25 March 2020, the Russian President requested the government to implement measures ensuring the adequate taxation of Russian-sourced dividend and interest payments to "offshore" jurisdictions....more

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Proposed Legislation to Aid Local Governments and Schools in the Wake of COVID-19

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It is without question that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt worldwide. Although not on the frontlines of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Hodgson Russ lawyers are seeing firsthand the fiscal impact it is...more

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Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7CC Expands Application of a Municipality’s Ability to Authorize Actions Without In-Person...

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Order 7S provided that a municipality’s legislative body and the budget-making authority may authorize certain appropriations, tax anticipation notes, or general obligation bonds or notes without in-person approval by...more

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