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Indonesia in Focus - July 2016
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP)
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Indonesia
  • July 5 2016

Following the result for the UK to leave the European Union, the country now faces the largest overhaul of its legal system for generations. Tens of

Argentina cannot evade payments under its government bonds: German court rejects suggestion of a general rule of international public law obliging all creditors to participate in debt restructuring with states in economic crisis
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, Germany
  • March 2 2015

On 24 February 2015, the German Federal Court of Justice (“Bundesgerichtshof“) handed down two judgements which could have a significant impact on

Creditor rights during sovereign debt restructuring
  • CMS Germany
  • Global
  • May 28 2013

Government bonds were long considered a safe investment that offered the potential for high returns. However, after Argentina announced in 2002 that

The Restitution Act
  • Schoenherr
  • Serbia
  • October 4 2012

After World War II, with the Communist Party’s takeover of power in the former Yugoslavia, certain property was confiscated and nationalised.

Ukraine: new domestic government bonds indexed to the UAHUSD exchange rate
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • Ukraine
  • October 14 2011

On 28 September 2011, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (the “CMU”) adopted Resolution No. 1011 amending CMU Resolution “On Domestic Government Bonds Issue” No. 80, dated 31 January 2001 which became effective on 30 September 2011.

Post-issuance tax compliance for tax-exempt bonds
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

During the past few months the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has published several items that collectively demonstrate a heightened focus on the actual implementation of post-issuance compliance plans by both governmental issuers and charitable (501(c)(3)) borrowers of tax-exempt bonds.

Effects of proposal to limit exemption of municipal bond interest
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

President Obama, in his effort to reduce the federal deficit, has proposed in his American Jobs Act to restrict high-income ($200,000 and up) holders of tax-exempt bonds from using that tax exemption to reduce their marginal income tax rates below 28.

Downgrade of U.S. debt may impact state and local governments
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • August 10 2011

The decision of Standard & Poor's (‘S&P") to downgrade the credit rating of the United States may have many yet unknown impacts on the economy in general and state and local governments in particular.

European financial stability measures: recent developments and U.S. exposure
  • Venable LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • August 9 2011

As recently as July 2011, a number of financial measures have been implemented by institutions and member states of the European Union (the “EU”) to address the current sovereign debt crisis and ensure financial stability in the EU.

MSRB proposes groundbreaking rules on obligations of municipal securities underwriters to government bond issuers
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2011

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, has requested approval from the SEC of a notice that would establish detailed obligations of underwriters of municipal securities to their state and local government clients covering clear disclosure of risks and conflicts of interest, among other things.