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|Proposed Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps Under Dodd-Frank: Federal Reserve Board, OCC, FDIC, Farm Credit Administration and Federal Housing Finance Agency Repropose Rules for Minimum Margin and Capital Requirements for Certain Dealers and Major Participants in Swaps and Security-Based Swaps|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014 On September 3, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), the Farm Credit Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (collectively, the “Prudential Regulators”) issued a proposed rule to...
|Borrowers Need to be Made Aware of Mortgage Relief Scams|
Larry R. Rothenberg; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014 While the media places great emphasis on lawsuits alleging wrongdoing by mortgage lenders against homeowners, less emphasis has been placed on egregious frauds perpetrated against distressed homeowners by supposed providers of mortgage assistance relief services (MARS).
|Industry Canada Announces Online Deposit Tool to Register Security Interests Over Railcars or Rolling Stock in Canada|
Jennifer Wasylyk; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014In previous publications, we provided an overview of the process for registering security interests over railcars or rolling stock in Canada and outlined considerations to be mindful of when taking railcar security in Canada, including considerations relating to the recent introduction of the...
|Bank Capital: Supplementary Leverage Ratio; Federal Banking Agencies Issue Final Rules Revising the Supplementary Leverage Ratio’s Exposure Measure Denominator|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014 Earlier this month, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the “Agencies”) issued final rules (the “Final SLR Rules”) that revise the definition and...
|Genco Shipping: Valuation Lessons Learned From "Underwater” Equity|
Michael S. Fox, Adam H. Friedman, Jordanna L. Nadritch; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014Valuation is a balance of art and science. In the bankruptcy context, valuation determines which constituents are entitled to a recovery and which are not, making it a centerpiece of the restructuring process. In In re Genco Shipping & Trading, Ltd. the federal bankruptcy court in New York...
|No Market Interest Rate and No Make Whole: Momentive Performance Court Rejects Lender Arguments Against Confirmation|
Ingrid Bagby, Mark C. Ellenberg, Michael A. Stevens; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014On August 26, 2014, Judge Robert D. Drain of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that (i) the debtors could satisfy the cramdown requirements of section 1129(b) of the Bankruptcy Code by issuing to certain secured noteholders replacement notes with...
|Prudential Regulators and CFTC Re-Propose Margin Requirements for Non-Cleared Swaps|
Maureen A. Donley, Elizabeth A. Mastrogiacomo, Mark D. Young; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014Federal banking regulators (the Prudential Regulators) have re-proposed regulations to require certain dealers and major participants in the swap and markets to collect initial and variation margin for non-cleared swaps (the 2014 Proposal).
|CFTC Votes to Re-Propose Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps|
Steven Lofchie, Nihal S. Patel, Jeffrey L. Robins; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014On September 17, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) voted to re-propose rules to impose initial and variation margin requirements on uncleared swaps entered into by swap dealers and major swap participants that are not regulated by a “Prudential...
|Judge Vacates $22 Million Verdict and Orders New Trial|
Richard A. Vance; Stites & Harbison, PLLC;
September 19, 2014Jefferson Circuit Judge Jim Shake vacated jury verdicts against several banks in a major lender liability/mortgage fraud case in Louisville. The verdict, one of the largest ever in a Kentucky lender liability case, garnered significant media attention when rendered last fall, but the order for a...
|The Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians|
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should become an independent state. Although Scotland is a decidedly minority partner in the economy of the United Kingdom 0 it holds 8.3% of the population of the UK and less than 10% of the UK’s estimated GDP - the prospect of...