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Warehouse financingramp-up funding for CLOs

USA - November 26 2013 Historically, the manager of a collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") transaction often arranged a credit facility with a bank (most likely the

SEC staff provides guidance on reverse merger Form 8-K disclosures

USA - October 31 2011 The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance recently issued “CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 1” summarizing the Division’s frequent comments on Form 8-K reports fi led by shell companies (i.e. a SEC registered reporting company that has no or nominal operations and assets (excluding cash and cash equivalents)) to report reverse mergers and similar transactions by which they cease to be shell companies

Ports & Terminals in the USA

USA - March 27 2019 A structured guide to ports & terminals in the USA

Shipper’s liability for dangerous cargo

USA - November 14 2012 In this day and age, with containers pervasive and new and ever-developing chemicals, compounds, and materials being developed and shipped at a rapid pace, the risk is ever-increasing of significant or even catastrophic loss or damage resulting from the carriage of dangerous goods

Update on UNCITRAL Insolvency Working Group

European Union, Global, USA - July 15 2019 The Insolvency Working Group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) has been busy this past year, working on three

Port operations in USA

USA - August 8 2019 An overview of key considerations for port operations in USA, including government approvals, regulation, charges and port access

Hiring in New Jersey? Salary History Ban Sprouts in Garden State

USA - August 6 2019 Effective January 1, 2020, private employers in New Jersey are prohibited from asking job applicants about their salary, wage, and benefit history

Pay Attention to Policy Language in a Hardening Insurance Market

USA - August 6 2019 The insurance market has proven to be a difficult environment for buyers in 2019. The long tenure of the soft insurance market cycle is changing, and

Will HHS’s Safe Importation Action Plan Affect How the Federal Government Purchases Drugs?

Canada, USA - August 1 2019 On July 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced their

FERC Issues Show Cause Order Proposing $6.8M in Civil Penalties to Vitol Inc. and Individual Trader and $1.2M Disgorgement for Alleged CAISO Market Manipulation

USA - July 25 2019 Recently, FERC issued an Order to Show Cause why Vitol Inc. and its co-director of financial transmission rights trading should not be found to have