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|Better late than never: late service of notice of amount payable under section 6(d) of the ISDA Master Agreement|
Richard Caird, Sam Coulthard, Alexandra Doucas; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015Goldman Sachs International (GSI) has recently succeeded on an application for summary judgment against Videocon Global Ltd (Videocon) on somewhat unusual facts. The short judgment of Mr Justice Teare (the Judge) reflects the continuing ability of the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement to generate...
|Facing Merger Challenges. In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1......|
Hugh B. Wellons; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
April 21, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015A few weeks ago, a writer for a banking magazine asked my top five challenges to a successful bank merger. That is a loaded question! The challenges to complete a merger agreement, the challenges to close the merger, and the challenges to make the merger a long-term success are all different. What...
|Bond Counsel Corner: Municipal Advisors and the IRMA Exemption|
John M. Kamins; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015Cities, townships and other issuers of municipal bonds typically hire a financial advisor for expert advice on the financing structure and financial terms for each bond issue they undertake. For decades these consultants have been called a “Financial Advisor” or “FA.” Now...
|Whether a foreign futures proprietary merchant can engage in one-on-one futures block trading in Taiwan|
Jonathan Chao; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
April 20, 2015, previously published by Beginning with December 2, 2013, a "negotiated block trade", which is a commonly adopted mechanism by international exchanges, has been added to the futures block trading system in Taiwan in addition to the existing “continuous matching” block trading in order to fall in line with international practices. Operators who have been locally licensed futures proprietary merchants in foreign countries may also engage in negotiated block trade for one-on-one futures block trading in Taiwan. However, a specific application procedure should be followed and limitations under relevant laws and regulations should be complied. The statutory procedure and relevant requirements that should be followed by foreign futures proprietary merchants seeking to engage in negotiated block trade in Taiwan are discussed below. on March 25, 2015Beginning with December 2, 2013, a "negotiated block trade", which is a commonly adopted mechanism by international exchanges, has been added to the futures block trading system in Taiwan in addition to the existing "continuous matching" block trading in order to fall in line...
|Important Changes Coming to Alberta’s Guarantees Acknowledgment Act|
Michael J. Styczen, Catrina Webster; Davis LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015Long-awaited changes to Alberta’s Guarantees Acknowledgment Act1 (“GAA”) will come into effect on April 30, 2015.2 These changes will have a significant effect on the practice of providing personal guarantees in Alberta.
Demand on Personal Loans in Turkey
Safak Herdem; HERDEM Attorneys At Law;
April 16, 2015In recent years, Turkey has seen a boost in the use of loans both in individual and in corporate level. Apparently, Turkish households took out loans to afford their expenses like never before in the past couple of years. The rapid increase in loans is not the only problem. Apart from loans, there...
|Cuyahoga County's New Requirement Regarding Escrow Advances|
Larry R. Rothenberg; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015The Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas has announced a change in the court's foreclosure procedures pertaining to a mortgage holder's unreimbursed escrow advances.
|Debt Ceiling 2015: When Hitting the Limit Isn't Really the Limit|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015The seemingly never ending fight over raising the debt limit should be in full swing - the U.S. legally hit the amount it is able to borrow on Monday of this week. Thanks to a series of steps the Treasury Department can take, however, Congress has until October or November of this year to act to...
That Pass in the Night? Will the FCA's Recent Guidance on Retail Investment
Advice Have Any Impact on Mis-Selling Litigation?|
Richard Caird, Alexandra Doucas, Felicity Ewing; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015The FCA has recently published Finalised Guidance 15/1 (the Guidance), which promises to consolidate existing sources of guidance on retail investment advice, and to clarify what does and does not amount to advice or a personal recommendation in that context. The significance of that question is,...
|Financing of North Sea oil and gas - a restructuring and insolvency perspective|
Humphrey Douglas, Byron Nurse; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Until recently, there was little call for restructuring and turnaround specialists in the UK to focus on the oil and gas industry. That has now undoubtedly changed. In the second half of 2014, Brent crude prices fell from over US$100 a barrel to around US$50, and although prices have since...