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Negotiating Variable Rate Mortgage Loans as LIBOR Phases Out
  • Freeborn & Peters
  • USA
  • August 24 2017

LIBOR panel banks and regulators are working on a plan for a transition to alternate benchmarks by the end of 2021. At this point, a large chunk of

MarkitSERV Temporarily Enjoined From Cutting Off Trade Processing Services to trueEX, LLC
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2017

TrueEX, LLC obtained a preliminary injunction against MarkitSERV Limited from a federal district court in New York City, preventing MarkitSERV from

Dexia Crediop S.P.A. v. Comune di Prato
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2017

The Court of Appeal has reversed a judgment of the Commercial Court which had worrying implications for banks concluding international transactions

Seeing the Forest Instead of the Trees
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

Recently, the bankruptcy court presiding over the Energy Futures chapter 11 case issued an opinion analyzing the interplay between an intercreditor

The Application of Mandatory Rules of Italian Law to Interest Rate Swaps Governed by an English Law ISDA Master Agreement: English Law Choice Prevails
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2017

Where parties to a contract choose English law to govern that contract, there are few rules that allow a foreign law to intervene. The recent decision

When Mr Zero-floor met Mr Swap
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

It has become market practice for lenders to include wording in facility agreements which provides that the applicable IBOR (interbank offered rate

High Court declines jurisdiction over interest rate swap claim in favour of Italian Court
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2017

The English High Court declined jurisdiction in a case where the underlying dispute related more to Italian law than English law. Although an ISDA

ESMA Clarifies Which Products May Be Eligible for Portfolio Margin
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • European Union
  • April 16 2017

The European Securities and Markets Authority issued an opinion setting forth when a clearing organization ("CCP") may offer the most favorable

Ventra Investments Limited v Bank of Scotland
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2017

In a recent decision in the Commercial Court, parts of a £81m claim against a bank relating to interest rate swaps have been struck out. Bank of

New OSFI Deadline for Margin Requirements
  • AUM Law
  • Canada
  • February 28 2017

Under OSFI Guideline E-22, Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives, most Federally Regulated Financial Institutions (FRFIs) are