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Don’t get caught short by Rule 105: a refresher for hedge fund managers

USA - August 27 2013 As the U.S. equity markets reach post-crisis heights, hedge fund managers with contrarian views have ample opportunity to express their conviction by

The latest innovation in middle market lending: the unitranche facility

USA - March 1 2012 “Unitranche loans” are the latest innovation in middle market lending

The VisaMasterCard Antitrust Settlement: A New Beginning?

USA - April 17 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition to review a landmark billion dollar antitrust settlement between Visa and MasterCard and millions of

S.D.N.Y. Decision Addresses Attorney-Client Privilege in the Context of Constituency Directors

USA - April 11 2019 On March 28, 2019, a federal court in the Southern District of New York issued a decision addressing the standard for determining whether

Single-Name Credit Default Swaps: A Primer

Global, USA - May 2 2016 The last few months have seen a revival in interest in single-name credit default swaps ("CDs") by hedge funds and other buy-side firms looking to

The CFTC Debuts Its First Publicly Available Enforcement Manual - A Snapshot of Key Provisions and Issues

USA - May 13 2019 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC") new Enforcement Manual ("Manual"), while codifying past practice and pronouncements, hints that

S.D.N.Y. Decision Addresses Attorney-Client Privilege in the Context of Constituency Directors

USA - April 11 2019 On March 28, 2019, a federal court in the Southern District of New York issued a decision addressing the standard for determining whether

Curbing Manufactured Failure to Pay - an Independent View

USA - March 6 2019 A Failure to Pay Credit Event allows a CDs buyer to be paid the protection payments when the Reference Entity fails to make a required payment on its

VisaMastercard Class Action Inches Toward Settlement

USA - January 30 2019 Yield-seeking investors, spooked by the current volatility of the equity and credit markets, continue to seek non-market correlated investments. One

Independent Directors - Lessons & Reminders from a Tumultuous Year

USA - January 11 2019 2018 was a challenging year for many independent corporate directors, in large part due to the array of corporate crises stemming from the behavior