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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses District Court, follows trend of applying Bankruptcy Code safe harbors literally and expansively

USA - May 5 2014 On January 24, 2013, we reported that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the "District Court") declined to apply...

Todd P. Zerega.

MtGox seeks protection under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code

USA, Japan - March 28 2014 In late February 2014, MtGox Co., Ltd ("MtGox"), once the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, suspended all trading on its exchange after internal...

Todd P. Zerega.

Second Circuit interprets securities contract safe harbor broadly for second time in three years

USA - August 29 2013 For the second time in three years, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the “Court”) has taken a broad view of the “safe...

Todd P. Zerega.

Fourth Circuit concludes that certain commissions and margin interest payments are protected from avoidance by "stockbroker defense"

USA - August 15 2013 In a case of first impression, the Fourth Circuit determined that broker commissions shown to be reasonable and customary parts of settling stock...

Todd P. Zerega.

Bankruptcy Court concludes that renewable power purchase and sale agreement is a "forward contract" entitled to safe harbor protections

USA - June 28 2013 Relying upon a four-part test developed by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Bankruptcy Court determined that a renewable power...

Todd P. Zerega.