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Commentary: five lessons from the municipal derivatives litigation front

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2013

Pre-financial crisis, interest rate derivatives were widely recognized as a valuable part of the municipal issuer's financial toolkit. Post-crisis

Dodd-Frank implementation update

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial reform, titled the “Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010” (the “Act”), was enacted on July 21, 2010

Greece triggers credit event and raises questions for sovereign CDS

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • Global, Greece
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  • May 4 2012

On March 9th, the ISDA Determinations Committee for Europe unanimously concluded that The Hellenic Republic (Greece) had triggered a restructuring “credit event” under credit default swap (“CDS”) contracts in connection with the exchange of its debt with private creditors

Investment management industry challenges CPO registration requirement

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 4 2012

On February 9th, the CFTC issued a final rule modifying its Rule 4.5 to require the advisers of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, such as a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund, to register as commodity pool operators if, generally, the fund invests a material amount of its assets in speculative commodity futures, options and swaps

Dodd-Frank Act implementation update

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 4 2012

Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, titled the “Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010” (“Title VII”), was enacted on July 21, 2010

Standardization of muni CDS

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 4 2012

On March 5th, ISDA published the 2012 ISDA U.S. Municipal Reference Entity Supplement to the 2003 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions (the “March 2012 Supplement”), which is intended to standardize credit default swaps referencing U.S. municipal issuers or obligations as the reference entity or reference obligation (“muni CDS”) with credit default swaps referencing corporate and sovereign CDS

City of Milan settles with banks in derivatives fraud case

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • May 4 2012

The City of Milan, Italy, has reached a settlement relating to a dispute involving fees charged by four foreign banks relating to the sale of derivatives

Financial transaction tax

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
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  • February 15 2012

The application of a financial transaction tax on bond, equity and derivatives transactions in Europe continues to be intensely debated

ISDA publishes industry provisions for collateral segregation of uncleared swaps

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • Global
  • -
  • February 15 2012

On December 6, 2011, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (“ISDA”) published sample tri-party provisions intended to assist market participants in the negotiation of provisions relating to the segregation of excess collateral, or “independent amounts.”

Dodd-Frank Act implementation update

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2012

Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial reform, titled the “Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010” (“Title VII”), was enacted on July 21, 2010