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Banking update: recent case review

This briefing from Wragge & Co provides a review of issues and recent cases of interest to the banking sector. Cases reviewed include Link Lending Ltd v Hussein and another and The Trustee in Bankruptcy of Louise St John Poulton v Ministry of Justice.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 May 2010 | Practice Area: Mortgages and Security

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The German Federal Financial Supervisory

In the context of recent developments in the global financial markets concerning the volatility of debt securities issued by Member States of the EU and the uncertainties of the stock market, the German Federal Financial Authority (BaFin) has issued three general decrees: (i) the prohibition...view abstract

Law Firm: Dewey & LeBoeuf | Published: 21 May 2010 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

Caveat vendor – Mitigating fraudulent conveyance risk

In this past economic downturn, an increasing number of private equity sponsors have seen their portfolio company sales come under challenge on the basis of an alleged fraudulent conveyance.

Law Firm: Weil Gotshal & Manges | Published: 20 May 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate

Germany bans naked credit default swaps referencing eurozone sovereigns

In an effort to address perceived destabilization in the financial markets, Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) today announced temporary bans on certain naked credit default swap transactions referencing Eurozone Countries and their obligations.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 May 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

A guide to doing business in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong legal system is based on English common law and rules of equity. It is characterised by its strict adherence to the principles of the rule of law and independence of the judiciary. In this briefing, Mayer Brown takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Mayer Brown | Published: 18 May 2010 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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Betting against Goldman

It has been said that Chuck Prince, Citigroup’s CEO, did not know a CDO from a grocery list, and Dick Fuld, the CEO of Lehman, relied on younger mathematically trained traders to sort them out. Even Goldman relied on a young trader, Fabrice Tourre, to structure and sell the CDO securities.

Law Firm: Carter Ledyard & Milburn | Published: 14 May 2010 | Practice Area: Securitisation

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Hung parliament – what does this mean for the future of financial services regulation?

This comparative table by Herbert Smith sets out the position of the three main UK political parties' positions on the key area of financial services regulation. It aims to provide a sense of the likely direction of reform when the final composition of Government is ultimately decided.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 11 May 2010 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 27 April 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing

Czech Republic: The “Whitewash Procedure”

With effect from 20 July 2009, financial assistance is no longer on the list of prohibited transactions in the Czech Republic.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 27 April 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Austria: New EU M&A framework in the banking, insurance and investment sectors

This briefing considers the qualifications and background of the shareholders of regulated financial services providers, their commercial and strategic aims and the quality and sources of funds available to them for acquisition or for injection into an Austrian regulated institution.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 27 April 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

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