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Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps
  • Yulchon LLC
  • USA, Global
  • March 16 2017

In response to the 2008 financial crisis, the United States passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. One of the reforms suggested by the Dodd-Frank Act was

ICSID tribunal takes jurisdiction over 60,000 bondholder claims against Argentina for sovereign debt default
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, Global
  • November 24 2011

In its decision of 4 August 2011, a majority tribunal took a monumental decision to accept a "mass claim" under the ICSID rules in relation to Argentina's debt default in 2002.

Will markets see a United Arab Emirates government bond issued in 2011?
  • Dentons
  • United Arab Emirates
  • March 31 2011

On December 28, 2010, almost two years after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet announced that its Ministry of Finance would prepare a draft law on public debt at federal level, the Federal National Council of the UAE approved an amended draft Public Debt Law (New Law).

Basel III an overview of the new banking and liquidity requirements
  • Nabarro LLP
  • Global
  • January 31 2011

Summary and implications On 12 September 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), following a period of consultation with the banking sector, agreed increases in capital and new liquidity requirements for banks.

US financial regulatory reform and UK pension funds
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • August 19 2010

New US legislation could weaken protections for money market funds in which UK pension funds invest.

Draft act aimed at hindering unfair securities and derivatives transactions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • July 9 2010

On 21 May 2010 the German Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen, BMF) has presented a draft for debate on an act aimed at strengthening the financial markets, which was originally going to be included in the Act Aimed at Improved Investor Protection and Optimization of the Functionality of the Capital Market (Gesetzesentwurf zur Stärkung des Anlegerschutzes und Verbesserung der Funktionsfähigkeit des Kapitalmarktes).

Bank capital and liquidity measures: the implications for borrowers
  • Nabarro LLP
  • Global
  • July 9 2010

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is consulting with the banking sector in connection with a number of new measures covering the levels and type of capital that banks will be required to maintain in future.

Turner says no single bullet can solve too-big-to-fail problem
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2009

Lord Turner, speaking at FSA’s Turner Review conference, said different policies trading off between each other are needed to solve the problems of too-big-to-fail institutions.

Policy Statement 0916: strengthening liquidity standards including feedback on CP0822, CP0913 and CP0914
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • United Kingdom
  • October 12 2009

The FSA has published its final rules on firms’ liquidity requirements following a number of consultations over the last two years.

Bond insurers bailout on the way?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2008

As the credit crunch of the subprime meltdown continues, a recent question has been whether a government or private bailout of the troubled bond insurers is on the way.