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New Military Lending Act Regulations Effective October 3, 2016
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2016

New regulations under the federal Military Lending Act (“MLA”) that become effective next week will prohibit consumer loans to covered US Service

Taking stock of Brexit Keep calm and carry on
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2016

This is the first in a series of articles aimed at providing legal updates to private equity portfolio companies. It is hoped that the information

When Will the Hammer Fall? The Pipeline of CFPB Student Loan Servicing Enforcement Cases is About to Burst
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2016

On May 13, The First Marblehead Corporation became the latest in a series of student loan servicers to disclose possible forthcoming enforcement

Sovereign immunity analysis in subscription credit facilities
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2012

Subscription credit facilities (a Facility) have become a popular form of financing for private equity and real estate funds (Funds

Nationalized financial institutions may be entitled to sovereign immunity under pre-nationalization contracts
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2012

In Fir Tree Capital Opportunity Master Fund v. Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited (November 28, 2011), the US District Court for the Southern District of New York held that Anglo Irish Bank (AIB), which was nationalized by the Irish government in 2009, was entitled to sovereign immunity as a “foreign state” under the US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (the FSIA), even though the financial instruments in dispute in the case, which were entered into by AIB prior to its nationalization, expressly provided for AIB’s submission to New York jurisdiction

Cease and desist severe new restrictions on dealing with Iranian banks
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Iran, United Kingdom
  • November 22 2011

You may have seen reports of the latest round of financial sanctions imposed by the UK Government against Iran, which were announced, and became effective, yesterday

The European sovereign debt crisis paving the way towards financial stability
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • November 14 2011

The current European sovereign debt crisis has principally emerged with the problems of Greece, where decades of misleading accounting and statistics have brought the country to the verge of collapse

Managing the euro crisis - are changes to the EU Treaty necessary?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 27 2011

During last weekend’s EU Summit, the European Council noted the intention of European leaders of the euro area to explore the need for “limited Treaty changes”

Decree on provision and management of Government guarantees
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Vietnam
  • March 30 2011

On 16 February 2011, the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 152011ND-CP on provision and management of Government guarantees (Decree 15