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|ICLG Alternative Investment Funds 2014|
Christine Hakim, Freddy Karyadi; Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (ABNR);
August 7, 2014, previously published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (This article appeared in the 2014 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds) on July 2014This article appeared in the 2014 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration;
|New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes a “BitLicense” Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currency Businesses|
Matthew Bisanz, Alex C. Lakatos, Jeffrey P. Taft; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014The New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) has released a proposed regulatory framework (the “Proposed Rules”) for New York virtual currency businesses. The Proposed Rules build upon the NYSDFS’ prior activities in the virtual currency space....
|Limits to the Duty to Preserve|
Scott St. Amand; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014Although a suit against a particular officer of a corporation for sexual harassment would clearly trigger a litigation hold, what must counsel do about less obvious players in a more abstract dispute? The recent case of AMC Technologies, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., presents just such an issue.
|New Tax Rules for Loans Taken Out By UK Resident Non-Domiciliaries|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014With effect from 4 August 2014, HMRC have changed, without notice, their stated position with respect to the treatment of commercial loans to UK resident and non-domiciled individuals. Action is required if individuals wish to avoid paying additional tax as a result of their existing arrangements.
|Solutions for Argentine Bondholders Following Argentina’s Default Yesterday|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014Following last minute talks in New York, as of yesterday Argentina is in default on its debt. A group of creditors - so called 'vulture funds' - are owed over $1.3billion worth of debt, dating back a decade since Argentina’s 2001 default. Standard and Poor have cut the country’s rating...
|Detroit Bankruptcy Update: Restructuring the Restructuring Plan|
Scott St. Amand, J. Ellsworth Summers; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
August 6, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014On Friday July 25, 2014, the City of Detroit released a revised restructuring plan that provides for a reserve fund that may enhance the recovery for certain classes of unsecured creditors. The plan also creates a post-bankruptcy “monitor” whose role and responsibility would be to...
|Why Aren't You Buying a Bank?|
Michael M. Bell, Steven M. Van Beek; Howard Howard Attorneys PLLC;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014These transactions have happened! Both Federal and State Chartered CU's have purchased banks. All types of banks have been purchased including: mutual banks, publicly-traded banks; healthy banks; banks with financial challenges; banks with TARP money; and many others. So far, transactions have...
|MiFID II - New Corporate Governance Requirements for EU-Regulated Financial Services Firms|
Christopher Leonard, Chris Poon; Bingham McCutchen (London) LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014This is the second of our series of alerts on MiFID II and MiFIR, the package of reforms and amendments to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. It is generally agreed that weaknesses in corporate governance in a number of financial institutions were a significant contributory factor to...
|Banking law: Client often at a disadvantage vis-à-vis bank - Lawyers can help|
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014Banking law is one of the fields of law that almost everyone comes into contact with, yet it features many pitfalls which can be expensive for clients.
|Parliament Strengthens the Position of the National Bank in Legal Battles|
Octavian Cazac; Turcan Cazac Law Firm;
August 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014The Moldova Parliament offered the National Bank of Moldova a more limited protection against the suspension of its acts by the court and the cancellation of such acts.