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Loan to own

United Kingdom - October 4 2013 As a result of recent regulatory changes, lenders have been forced to contract their balance sheets by divesting capital-intensive real estate loans…

Emily Firn

Microsoft v. i4i: the Supreme Court affirms that validity challenges must be proved by clear and convincing evidence

USA - June 17 2011 On June 9, 2011, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership, affirming, 8-0 (Chief Justice Roberts was recused), that a patent challenger must prove a patent's invalidity by clear and convincing evidence.

Damon M. Lewis, Gregory A. Castanias, Susan M. Gerber

Coeur défense: the application of the safeguard procedure

France - May 17 2011 The recent Cour de Cassation ruling in respect of the safeguard proceedings opened by Heart of La Défense SAS ("SAS Holdco") and its parent company, Sarl Dame Luxembourg ("Dame"), overturned the earlier decision of the Paris Court of Appeal in February 2010.

Borrowers with pension schemes: risks and issues for lenders in the United Kingdom

USA - October 26 2009 Defined benefit pension schemes have become a crippling cost for many companies.

Rosalind J. Connor