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|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...
|Helicopters, UK Cape Town Ratification and English Insolvency Law - Best Leave Well Alone?|
Matthew Harvey, Matthew Harvey; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015The UK is to ratify the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol (together, Cape Town). This may help UK aircraft operators access cheaper capital markets funding. But that cheaper funding may require the UK, in effect, to adopt Cape Town's "Alternative A" insolvency regime. Section...
|Without Authority, Mortgagor Cannot Oppose Foreclosure Sale|
Edward J. Levin; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
April 15, 2015, previously published on January 2015In Tower Oaks Blvd., LLC v. Procida, 219 Md. App. 376, 100 A.3d 1255 (2014), the Court of Special Appeals affirmed an order of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County denying a stay of a foreclosure sale because the people with authority to take action on behalf of the mortgagor had not acted to...
|New Resolutions No. 160 and No. 161 of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (“NBU”) Dated 3 March 2015 Enter Into Force as of 4 March 2015.|
Natalia Selyakova; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015Resolution No. 160 was adopted to replace the earlier “anti-crisis” Resolution of the NBU No. 758 dated 01 December 2014, as amended, that expired on 3 March 2015. As a general matter, the Resolution prolongs the previously effective anti-crisis measures and introduces several new...
|FINRA and U4 Reporting: Do You Have A Target On Your Back?|
Emily P. Gordy, Renee Kramer; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015FINRA member firms will soon face obligations set forth in FINRA Rule 3110(e), which takes effect on July 1, 2015 and requires that firms verify the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in an applicant's Form U4. The amended rule also requires that firms adopt written procedures...
|The CFPB Sues Debt Collectors, Their Payment Processors and Their Calling Center|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015On March 26, 2015, the CFPB filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against several debt collectors and their principals, companies that processed the payments for the debt collectors and a company that made pre-recorded telephone calls to consumers...
|Bitcoin: Is It a Viable Security Asset?|
Martin Fanning, James Marsden, Adam Pierce; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015In its short history, Bitcoin has generated a huge amount of commentary and has polarised views. Some see it as a game-changing, revolutionary form of currency. Others find it hard to see beyond its undoubted immediate problems, in particular its volatile value and its lack of regulation and...
|Receivables Finance - Overriding Blocks to Assignment|
James Harvey, Alexander Hewitt; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent on 26 March and, when implemented, is expected to produce a huge boost in SME receivables finance.
|FDCPA Concerns for Debt Buyers and Related Impact on Debt Settlement Firms|
Christopher R. Rahl; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 2015The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), among other things, bans all false, deceptive, misleading, and unconscionable debt collection practices, including any false representations concerning the “character, amount, or legal status” of a debt. Three recent...
|NASAA M&A Broker Model Rule|
Eric A. Arnold, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Yasho Lahiri; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
April 10, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015On January 15, 2015, the Broker-Dealer Section of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) requested comments on a proposed uniform state model rule (the Model Rule) regarding the exemption of certain merger and acquisition brokers (M&A Brokers) from state registration...