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|Top Tips for Financiers: Dealing with a Defaulting Borrower|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Group consider the legal, commercial and practical issues.
|Jebel Ali Free Zone Companies Now Able to List on NASDAQ Dubai|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014Companies established in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) can now apply to list shares on NASDAQ Dubai.
|Who is in Control? The Rights of Noteholders and the Discretion of the Note Trustee|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014The debate at the heart of U.S. Bank Trustees Limited v Titan Europe 2007-1 (NHP) Limited and others was whether a distressed property portfolio should be sold at once or retained in the hope of realising a better price. Such disputes are by no means novel, particularly in times when property...
|Should Your Credit Union Implement Consent Agendas in Board Meetings?|
Woo S. Jun; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Credit union leaders are faced with the task of executing on their missions of providing superior and innovative financial solutions to its members. The decisions they make satisfy certain legal requirements, provide oversight of its finances and ethics, and implement strategies that augment the...
|Ukraine-Related Sanctions: Latest Developments Include U.S. Introduction of Sectoral Sanctions Imposing Targeted Sanctions on Certain Entities in Russia’s Financial Services and Energy Sectors; U.S. Designating Additional Persons and Entities as Blocked Persons; and New EU Designations Targeting Additional Individuals and Entities|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014In response to the continued unstable situation in Ukraine, the European Union and the United States announced economic sanctions targeting certain Russian and Ukrainian persons and entities. The U.S. measures were taken prior to the date that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Eastern...
|New York Proposes “BitLicense” for Virtual Currency Trading|
Rebekah E. Raber; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014On July 17, 2014, New York became the first state to propose guidelines to regulate virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. The proposed rules issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) would require entities engaged in the “virtual currency business” to...
|CPFB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact|
Kristen R. Brown, Alexandra Megaris, Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has concluded its third year. Created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Bureau has taken significant steps to define its role in the consumer financial services...
|The Dangers of Accepting a Power of Attorney from your Membership|
Matthew M. Young; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Most credit unions facilitate transactions on behalf of their membership using powers of attorney on a daily basis. In fact, the most common questions I answer as corporate counsel for credit unions relate to powers of attorney. Despite the frequency in which these documents are used, many credit...
|Amending Credit Union Bylaws and Codes of Regulations|
John B. C. Porter; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014As part of a credit union's strategic planning, the topic of amending (or more appropriately modernizing) the credit union's bylaws or code of regulations often surfaces as a priority. With advances in technology comes opportunity with respect to how the board of directors and members convene and...
|Russia/Ukraine Economic Sanctions Update: New Measures Target the Energy, Financial and Defence Sectors|
John W. Boscariol, Robert A. Glasgow, Brandon Mattalo; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2015On July 24, 2014, following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and continued turmoil in eastern Ukraine, the Government of Canada expanded its economic sanctions against Russia by adding individuals and entities to its lists of “designated persons” and creating new categories...