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"In areas where both innovation and deep knowledge matter, Cadwalader is proving the firm of choice for international banks. The firm's broker-dealer regulatory group remains one of the best in the U.S." – IFLR Americas

Honored with the 2014 IFLR Americas award for Financial Regulation Team of the Year, Cadwalader's financial regulatory group has experience in virtually all financial law-related statutory and regulatory requirements, including those governing broker-dealers, securities and futures exchanges, clearing corporations, banks, insurance, investment advisers, and funds and pension plans. We provide advice across the full range of transactions and compliance, including prime brokerage, clearing, financing, capital, compliance, examinations and enforcement, registration (both employee and firm), M&A, sales and trading across the spectrum of products, OATs and other trade reporting issues.

In light of this range of proficiency, our Chambers-, Legal 500-, and IFLR-ranked attorneys are increasingly called upon by businesses who need help navigating current and future regulatory challenges stemming from the global financial crisis. We help our clients understand the issues that will affect their industries, entities and transactions, including the impact of regulations and requirements of The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and a wide variety of European Union Regulatory Reforms targeting investment business and market structures (MiFID II); alternative investment fund managers (AIFMD, the scope of which includes hedge funds, private equity and others operating outside the UCITS); central clearing and exchange-trading of derivatives (EMIR and MiFID II); market abuse and insider dealing (MAD II); capital regimes (CRD IV); and commodity derivatives traders (REMIT, MAD II and MiFID II).


 
 
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CFTC Adopts Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
Patrick A. Calves,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins,Michael Sean Selig, December 30, 2015
Yesterday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) held an open meeting at which it voted to adopt final rules (the “CFTC Margin Rules”)1 governing margin requirements for uncleared swaps (“Swaps”) entered into by swap dealers and major swap...

Update on the EU’s Proposed Regulation on Securitisation and its Potential Impact on US Market Participants
Robert Cannon,Stephen Day,Neil Macleod,Claire Suzanne Puddicombe,David Quirolo, December 30, 2015
We discussed the European Commission’s (the “Commission”) proposal for a regulation (the “Regulation”) intended to harmonise existing EU laws applying to securitisations, including EU risk retention rules, and to create a legal framework intended to encourage...

Contractual Recognition of Bail-In - Are You Ready? 
Assia Damianova,Nick Shiren, December 29, 2015
The aim of the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (the “BRRD”)1 is to establish a framework for the recovery and resolution of EU credit institutions and significant investment firms and to equip EU national authorities with harmonised powers and tools to tackle financial crises...

Illinois Court Strikes Down Chicago Pension Reforms, Deepening City's Financial Crisis
Ingrid Bagby,Thomas J. Curtin,Mark C. Ellenberg,Daniel Gwen,Ellen Halstead, August 10, 2015
On July 24, 2015, Judge Rita M. Novak of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois struck down recently enacted legislation designed to shore up two of the City of Chicago’s severely underfunded pension plans by, among other things, reducing benefits.1 Judge Novak viewed as controlling a...

Second Circuit Holds Application of State Usury Laws to Third-Party Debt Purchasers Not Preempted by National Bank Act
Nathan Bull,Scott A. Cammarn,Michael S. Gambro,Stuart N. Goldstein,Jordan M. Schwartz, June 23, 2015
On May 22, 2015, in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC1 (“Madden”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the application of state usury laws to third-party assignees is not preempted by the National Bank Act (the “NBA”) but rather such assignees...

A Looming Crisis: Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Statute Reducing Benefits
Ingrid Bagby,Thomas J. Curtin,Mark C. Ellenberg,Daniel Gwen,Ellen Halstead, June 16, 2015
On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois struck down recently enacted state public pension reform legislation on the grounds that the legislation violated the “pension protection clause” of the Illinois constitution. The legislation had sought to reduce...

Supreme Court Holds That Orders Denying Plan Confirmation Are Not Final for Appellate Purposes
Ingrid Bagby,Mark C. Ellenberg,Casey John Servais,Christopher J. Updike, June 16, 2015
On May 4, 2015, a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Bullard v. Blue Hills, 135 S. Ct. 1686 (2015), resolved a long-standing circuit court split by holding that a bankruptcy court’s order denying confirmation of a debtor’s proposed bankruptcy plan is not a “final”...