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Recent developments in acquisition finance

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

Several recent legal and regulatory developments in the U.S. will likely alter the makeup of the group of arrangers and financiers willing to arrange

“Officer” titles do they confer insider status?

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2014

Insider status in U.S. bankruptcy carries with it significant burdens. Insiders face a one year preference exposure rather than the 90 day period

Fifth Circuit holds foreign representatives may bring foreign law avoidance actions under Chapter 15 of Bankruptcy Code

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 17, 2010 held that foreign representatives appointed in a foreign insolvency proceed-ing have the authority to bring a foreign law based avoidance action in an ancillary bankruptcy proceeding commenced under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code, reversing the lower court opinions

Court rules Houston Astros cannot strike out fiduciary duties in bankruptcy

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2014

One of the incentives that Delaware law offers founders of business entities is the ability to tinker with the fiduciary duties that the managers of

Investor strategies to realize returns in troubled situations

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2010

The year 2009 set a record for defaults and restructurings

Recent developments in acquisition finance

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

A recent decision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York examines who is an "Eligible Assignee" entitled to acquire loans

Settlement finality and financial collateral arrangements: revised UK legislation

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 13 2011

On 16 December 2010, HM Treasury published a revised draft of the Financial Markets and Insolvency (Settlement Finality and Financial Collateral Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (SI 20102993) (the "Amending Regulations"

Pennsylvania Supreme Court limits the applicability of the in pari delicto defense

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 14 2010

In pari delicto is a common law defense against liability in circumstances where the culpability of the plaintiff is at least as great as the culpability of the defendant

Bankruptcy court rejects FDIC’s claim for capital shortfall

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2010

The next few years will see the "redevelopment" of the law in two critical areas involving bank failures where the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") is appointed receiver: (i) the relative rights and claims of creditors of a bank or savings and loan holding company, including the FDIC; and (ii) D&O and professional liability

Bankruptcy court casts cloud of uncertainty over treatment of executory contracts and swaps

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2010

A recent decision in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the "Court") in the Lehman case has extended the unenforceability of ipso facto clauses to a provision triggered by the bankruptcy filing of an affiliate of a contractual party