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District Court affirms that zero purchase price repo transactions may be considered "repurchase agreements" under the Bankruptcy Code

USA - May 21 2014 On February 18, 2013, we reported that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Bankruptcy Court") found that…

Andrew P. Cross.

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…

Luke A. Sizemore.

Statement to revise terms of overnight fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreement operational exercise

USA - April 4 2014 Effective Monday, April 7, 2014, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) will revise the terms of its daily, overnight fixed-rate reverse…

Cátia Kossovsky.

MtGox seeks protection under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code

Japan, USA - 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…

Luke A. Sizemore.

Bitcoin and the CFTC: "spot"ing the jurisdictional hook

USA - March 12 2014 In the past week, Bitcoin derivatives have been making news. A Bloomberg article highlighted Bitcoin derivatives and platforms for such products, and…

Thomas H. Watterson.