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Venezuelan Debt Crisis: Serious Financial Problems Plague the South American Country

Perhaps this is one of the first articles you’re reading about the debt crisis in Venezuela. It won’t be the last. The situation there is bad and will get worse. ...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

More on the Saudi crackdown initiated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the weekend, including the government’s move to confiscate and freeze more than $800 billion in assets from the detailed princes and other...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Tesla’s hoping that a manufacturing plant in China—the first in the country wholly owned by a foreign manufacturing company—will translate into big sales in the Chinese market. With the Chinese government loath to give up the...more

MiFID II for Non-EU Investment Banks and Brokers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. Some aspects of this legislation are extra-territorial. New rules on inducements, the unbundling of research, legal...more

French Export Credit Agency Changes

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

After seven decades as France’s export credit agency (ECA), on 31 December 2016, Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur (Coface) transferred its State export credit guarantee activities to Bpifrance...more

Business Planning Alert: "Selling a Business? Thoughtfully Consider Engaging an Investment Banker"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

The owner of a business typically needs to make many extraordinary decisions when deciding whether or how to sell the business. One such decision is whether to hire an investment banker to manage the sale process. The most...more

Stockholder Vote Enjoined Over Banker's Financial Interest in Merger

by Morris James LLP on

Investment bankers play a central role in the exploration, evaluation, selection and implementation of strategic alternatives for Delaware companies. To enable stockholders to carefully assess how much weight to give an...more

SDNY decision protects and clarifies investment banker compensation in bankruptcy

by DLA Piper on

In the Relativity Media Chapter 11 case in the Southern District of New York, Bankruptcy Judge Michael E. Wiles definitively shot down challenges brought by the fee examiner Robert Keach and Relativity Secured Lender LLC...more

Take Special Care – Amendments to the Special Administration Regime

by Reed Smith on

On 6 April 2017, together with the new Insolvency Rules (England and Wales) 2016, the Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) will come into...more

Final UK Legislation to Amend the Special Administration Regime for Investment Firms Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been published. The Amending Regulations aim to improve the return of client money when an investment firm fails...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The FHLB Boston’s $5.9 billion MBS case against Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Credit Suisse, is back in Massachusetts state court—a result of the Supreme Court’s Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage case that held that Fannie Mae’s...more

Draft UK Legislation to Amend the Special Administration Regime for Investment Firms Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Government published draft legislation to amend the Special Administration Regulations, i.e. The Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017, the Amending SAR...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Judge John Bates of the US District Court for DC has blocked a proposed $37 billion mega-health-care-merger between Aetna and Humana, one of 2 major deals before the courts opposed by the Obama-era DOJ over antitrust...more

Transfer of French export credit activities from Coface to Bpifrance Assurance Export S.A.S.

by White & Case LLP on

France's export credit agency Coface transferred its export credit activities to Bpifrance Assurance Export S.A.S. on 31 December 2016. The transfer is a "fundamental change" in the French export credit support system....more

SEC Endorses Use of Conditional Offers to Buy Shares in IPOs

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently issued a no-action letter to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney L.L.C. (“Morgan Stanley”) that will streamline the process for its wealth management clients to participate...more

Updated MoFo FAQs on the Separation of Research and Investment Banking

New FINRA Rule 2241 covering equity research reports and analysts and new FINRA Rule 2242 covering debt research reports took effect less than a year ago in December 2015 and July 2016, respectively; and market practice with...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

In a closely watched battle over the DOL’s new fiduciary rule for retirement account investment advisers, the Labor Department has scored an early first victory. A DC federal judge ruled late last week that the rule at issue...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Soooooo . . . about that whole Brexit thing. A UK High Court has ruled that Britain’s EU withdrawal cannot move forward without the approval of Parliament, setting off more uncertainty and what’s expected to be a series of...more

FINRA “Capital Acquisition Broker” Rules are a Solution for Private Equity and Hedge Funds and Private Investment Banking/M&A

by Dechert LLP on

The CAB Rules will enter into force on April 14, 2017. On January 3, 2017, FINRA will begin accepting applications for CAB registration from new applicants and existing FINRA members that wish to be re-designated as CABs, and...more

How Much Should I Expect to Pay An Investment Banker To Sell My Family-Owned Business?

In our last blog post, we highlighted the benefits of retaining an investment banker for the sale of your family-owned business. As you might expect, investment bankers do not work for free. In today’s blog post, we outline...more

Should You Hire An Investment Banker To Sell Your Family-Owned Business?

Yes. In almost all circumstances, the buyer (whether a strategic buyer or a financial buyer) will have more financial resources and will be more experienced in buying and selling businesses. Retaining an experienced and...more

Bridging the Week - August 2016

FCM Agrees to Pay US $800,000 Fine to CFTC Because of US $1.1 Million in Erroneous Customer Exchange Fees Charges: Barclays Capital, Inc. agreed to pay a fine of US $800,000 to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to...more

Goldman Trial in London – See Any FCPA Issues?

by Thomas Fox on

It has been known for some time that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been investigating investment banks over their dealings with the Libyan sovereign wealth fund, known as...more

Saving Time and Money when Selling a Small Business

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Advance planning is crucial when you decide to sell your small business. You need to be at the center of that planning. Don’t abdicate your responsibility for selling your business to your lawyer, your accountant or your...more

Selling a Company: Important Considerations as Discussed by the Experts

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As tech founders and executives contemplate the possibility of exiting their companies, there are multiple factors they must consider. On May 3rd at FoleyTECH Chicago 2016, four seasoned entrepreneurs came together to discuss...more

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