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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jul 2016

The Rise of the Silver Pre-Nup

There is a growing trend for people in their 40’s and 50’s to seek a pre-nup before they marry. Unlike the typical pre-nup for a first marriage, this


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 24 Jan 2012

Supreme Court upholds mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clause in credit card agreements

In an 8-1 decision on January 12, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer credit card contracts covered by the Credit Repair Organizations Act, 15 U.S.C. 1679 et seq.


NautaDutilh | Belgium | 10 Nov 2011

Important changes to the Financial Collateral Act

Since the entry into force of the Financial Collateral Act of 15 December 2004 (the "Collateral Act") implementing Directive 200247EC on financial collateral arrangements as regards linked systems and credit claims (the "Collateral Directive"), financial collateral arrangements have benefitted from increased flexibility and legal certainty in Belgium.


Fasken | Canada | 7 Nov 2011

US-style no-contest settlements part of planned enforcement initiatives by the OSC

The Ontario Securities Commission recently released Staff Notice 15-704 requesting comments on proposed enforcement initiatives.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 12 Sep 2011

Amended complaints and the right to compel arbitration

On September 7th, the Eleventh Circuit addressed the effect that an amended complaint has on the waiver of the right to compel arbitration, an issue of first impression within that circuit.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2011

Exclusion for "liability assumed under contract" held not to exclude all breach of contract claims but only indemnity or hold harmless agreements

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, applying Pennsylvania law, has denied summary judgment for an insurer and granted summary judgment for an insured, holding that an exclusion for "liability assumed under contract" does not preclude coverage for an insured bank's alleged wrongful failure to extend credit to a customer.


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 17 Jun 2011

Construction due diligence: sooner is always better than later

The recent economic downturn in real estate development and construction has significantly and negatively impacted contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers.


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2011

Reg Z amended (again)

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday approved a rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act) to clarify aspects of prior Board rules implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit Card Act).


Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 23 May 2011

Revisiting the one action rule for secured lenders: forget about California real property at your peril!

With Governor Jerry Brown recently signing into law Senate Bill 2, which increases California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 33 percent by 2020, the push to develop and finance renewable energy projects in California is likely to gain further momentum


MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 4 May 2011

Lessons for both borrowers and lenders, guaranteed

The recession has naturally led to more cautious lending and has seen a marked increase in the use and enforcement of personal guarantees from directors seeking loans to limited companies.

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