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Husch Blackwell LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2017

Proxy Voting and Interpretive Bulletin 2016-01

On December 29, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Interpretive Bulletin 2016-01 (the “Bulletin”) relating to the exercise of shareholder


White & Case LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2016

CFPB Opts to Split Debt Collection Rulemaking Process

On July 28, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a partial outline of debt collection proposals under consideration


Bracewell LLP | USA | 21 Jul 2016

Municipal Advisor, School Consultant, and Associated Individuals Enter Settlement Offers with SEC after First-of-Its-Kind Municipal Advisor Antifraud Enforcement Action

On June 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accepted the settlement offers made by two firms and three executives charged with


White & Case LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2016

Madden Uncertainty Remains for Secondary Loan Market

The US Supreme Court last week delivered another blow to the unsteady secondary loan market industry by denying a request for certiorari in an


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 5 Jul 2016

Court of Appeal Denies Investor Appeal on the basis that the Claim was Statute Barred

In 2012, an investor commenced an action against the defendant, WFG Securities of Canada Inc. ("WFG") for negligence, misrepresentation, breach of


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2013

DOL proposes to substitute creditworthiness determinations for credit ratings in ERISA prohibited transaction class exemptions

On June 21, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed amendments to certain class exemptions required by Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank


Bracewell LLP | USA | 19 Sep 2011

Ad hoc committees owe fiduciary duties? WaMu threatens to turn a molehill into a mountain

Much has already been written about the "insider trading" aspects of Judge Walrath's September 13 Opinion denying confirmation of WaMu's Chapter 11 plan of reorganization (the Opinion can be found here).


Dentons | Canada | 7 Sep 2011

Proposed National Instrument 51-103: CSA proposes to simplify venture issuer regulation

On May 31, 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators released a consultation paper detailing a proposal to overhaul the securities regulatory regime applicable to venture issuers (other than issuers that fall within the definition of “venture issuer” under securities legislation by virtue of issuing only debt or preferred shares).


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 1 Aug 2011

Looming potential downgrade of U.S. government securities may require action by employee benefit plan fiduciaries

As our Great Nation breathed what for most of us was a huge collective sigh of relief yesterday evening, President Obama and Congressional leaders finally announced a deal for emergency legislation to end the stalemate over the nation's "debt ceiling" crisis.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2011

Show me the money just make sure I know the risk

With stadium and arena projects slated to launch in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Edmonton, and many other cities across North America, sports leagues, teams, and municipalities are increasingly asking banks to "Show Me the Money!"

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