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Letters of Credit - Application of Fraudulent Exception
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2017

The High Court recently applied the ‘fraud exception’ to prevent payment under a standby letter of credit where the signatory who certified a


Commitment Letters Not To Be Taken LightlyHow Committed Are We?
  • Vedder Price PC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 20 2016

At the outset of a transaction, parties often use a commitment letter, letter of intent or Memorandum of Understanding to set out the principal terms


Business Finance and Restructuring - Looking ahead to 2017
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 20 2016

The Insolvency Service is reviewing responses to its consultation on significant reforms designed to improve the restructuring tools available to


Court of Appeal clarifies scope of potential liability under the Misrepresentation Act 1967
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2016

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Taberna Europe CDO II Plc v Selskabet (formerly Roskilde Bank AS) (In bankruptcy) 2016 EWCA Civ 1262


Trends in Regulatory Enforcement in UK Financial Markets 201617 Mid-Year Report
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2016

Both the number and monetary value of FCA fines slowed to a trickle in the first half of the 201617 financial year (ended 30 September 2016), with


Service of contractual notices under standard form financial contracts - lessons to learn
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

Where a contract sets down requirements for the service of notices under it, it is essential to comply with them strictly. Lord Hoffman famously said


General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


2016 Proskauer Annual Review and Outlook for Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Other Private Funds
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Ireland, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 15 2016

On March 10, 2016, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a


Guaranteeing company obligations - don’t let it get personal
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2016

We were recently approached by a client asking if we could help to extricate him from a personal guarantee - a guarantee which, prior to it being


Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, October 2016
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 26 2016

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of