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Adobe PDFISS Releases QuickScore 3.0 Details: New Governance Factors Consistent with Last Week’s Preview; Data Verification Period From Monday Through November 14
Francis J. Aquila, Robert Buckholz, Catherine M. Clarkin, Jay Clayton, Audra D. Cohen; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Yesterday, Institutional Shareholder Services released the details of its updated “QuickScore 3.0” corporate governance rating system. The update was previewed in our firm’s publication on October 27.

 

Adobe PDFIRS Issues Audit Directive on Worthless Debt Deductions for Banks and Bank Affiliates: LBI Directs Its Auditors Not to Challenge Certain Worthless Debt Deductions
Judith R. Fiorini, Donald L. Korb, Andrew S. Mason, Eric S. Wang; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
The Large Business and International Division (“LBI”) at the IRS issued an audit directive (the “Directive”) to its revenue agents relating to bad debt deductions claimed by banks and regulated bank affiliates. The Directive clarifies the application of the presumption rules...

 

Adobe PDFBank Capital Plans and Stress Tests: Federal Reserve Issues Instructions and Guidance for the 2015 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review Program
Whitney A. Chatterjee, H. Rodgin Cohen, Elizabeth T. Davy, Mitchell S. Eitel, Michael T. Escue; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 16, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”) issued its summary instructions and guidance (the “CCAR 2015 Instructions”) for its supervisory Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review program for 2015 (“CCAR 2015”)...

 

Adobe PDFNew York’s Highest Court Endorses Application of “Separate Entity Rule” to International Banks: Landmark Ruling by Court of Appeals Confirms that Service of Asset Freeze Order on New York Branch of International Bank Does Not Reach Overseas Branches
Bruce E. Clark, Justin J. DeCamp, Robert J. Giuffra, Sharon L. Nelles, Bradley P. Smith; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
In Motorola Credit Corporation v. Standard Chartered Bank, the New York Court of Appeals confirmed that the separate entity rule, which has existed for nearly 100 years, remains a valid rule of law. Specifically, the Court of Appeals held that “a judgment creditor’s service of a...

 

Adobe PDFISS to Introduce QuickScore 3.0 on Friday: New Governance Factors Previewed; Details to be Published on October 31; Data Verification Period to Follow Through November 14
Francis J. Aquila, Robert Buckholz, Catherine M. Clarkin, Jay Clayton, Audra D. Cohen; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
Institutional Shareholder Services, the proxy advisory firm, has announced that it will publish the details of an update to its QuickScore corporate governance rating system, styled as “QuickScore 3.0,” this Friday, October 31, including several new governance factors that will apply to...

 

Adobe PDFPontiac General Employees Retirement System v. Healthways, Inc.: Delaware Chancery Court Declines to Dismiss Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Directors and Aiding and Abetting Claims Against Lender in Connection with Dead Hand Change of Control Provision in Credit Agreement
Francis J. Aquila, Audra D. Cohen, H. Rodgin Cohen, Mitchell S. Eitel, John E. Estes; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
In a bench ruling issued on October 14, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery (VC Laster) declined to dismiss fiduciary duty claims against the directors of Healthways, Inc. (“Healthways”) and an aiding and abetting claim against SunTrust Bank (“SunTrust”), the lender...

 

Adobe PDFIn re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation: Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Claim that Manager Is a Controlling Stockholder; Applies Business Judgment Review to Merger Approved by Independent Board and Fully Informed Stockholders
Francis J. Aquila, Audra D. Cohen, H. Rodgin Cohen, Mitchell S. Eitel, Brian T. Frawley; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
In an October 14, 2014 decision on a motion to dismiss, the Delaware Court of Chancery (C Bouchard) held that business judgment review applied to breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted against directors in connection with a stock-for-stock sale of KKR Financial Holdings LLC (“KFN”) to...

 

Adobe PDFBank Capital Plans and Stress Tests: Federal Reserve Approves Final Rule Amending Certain Aspects of Existing Capital Plan and Stress Test Rules
Whitney A. Chatterjee, H. Rodgin Cohen, Elizabeth T. Davy, Mitchell S. Eitel, Michael T. Escue; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
Last Friday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System approved a final rule (the “Final Rule”) amending certain aspects of the existing capital plan (the “Capital Plan Rule”) and stress test rules (the “Stress Test Rules”) applicable to bank holding...

 

Adobe PDFIn re Rural/Metro Corp. Stockholders Litigation: Delaware Chancery Court Holds Financial Advisor Liable for 83% of Damages to Stockholders in Connection with Aiding and Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Board of Directors
Francis J. Aquila, Audra D. Cohen, H. Rodgin Cohen, Mitchell S. Eitel, Brian T. Frawley; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
In an opinion issued on October 10, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery (VC Laster) determined post-trial that RBC Capital Markets, LLC (“RBC”), a financial advisor to Rural/Metro Corporation (“Rural”) in its 2011 sale, was liable for approximately $75.8 million in damages...

 

Adobe PDFVAT Groups: Potential VAT Costs for Financial Groups as ECJ Recognises Intra-Entity Supplies between US Head Office and VAT-Grouped Branch
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
The European Court of Justice has decided that IT services provided by Skandia America Corporation to its Swedish branch should be recognised for VAT purposes because the Swedish branch was part of a VAT group.

 


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