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UPDATED LINKS: Federal Reserve Finalizes QFC Rule Restricting Default Rights

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System released today a Final Rule Establishing Restrictions on Qualified Financial Contracts of Systemically Important U.S. Banking Organizations and the U.S. Operations of Systemically Important Foreign Ban ...

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Everything must Go: Retail Chapter 11 filings

Shack’s “Chapter 22” and electronics retailer hhgregg with 220 U.S. store locations, filed in Indiana. ...

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United States Tightens Sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea

Highlights: • Increased US risk for non-US businesses dealing with Russia. • Greater disconnects between US and European Union sanctions. • Targeted restrictions against certain deals, anywhere in the world, involving several specific Russian oil c ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 08/30/2017 - 13:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

United States Tightens Sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea

Highlights: • Increased US risk for non-US businesses dealing with Russia. • Greater disconnects between US and European Union sanctions. • Targeted restrictions against certain deals, anywhere in the world, involving several specific Russian oil c ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 08/14/2017 - 15:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Risks Arising from Subordinating Claims under Deferred Compensation Plans

A recent ruling in the ongoing Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case[1] serves as an important reminder about the risks of deferred compensation. The ruling, issued by Judge Shelley C. Chapman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New Yor ...

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Warning Flags Rising for Private Equity Firms

Private Equity (PE) firms and their limited partner investors could be facing significant headwinds in the coming years due to high company valuations, record levels of dry powder to invest, and more exit transactions akin to rearranging deck chairs by s ...

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Country Reports Spring 2017

The decision from the Court of Appeal was handed down on 1 March 2017 and has confirmed that if a trust is created by an IVA that trust will continue in the absence of specific terms to bring it to an end. This is despite a debtor having received his cer ...

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International arbitration report

In this issue, we feature a number of articles on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Lawyers from across our global firm review various developments in this area, including requests for reconsideration in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration, whether th ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 10:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

SUPREME COURT LIMITS WHERE PATENT SUITS CAN BE FILED

The United States Supreme Court today has put tighter restrictions on where patent owners can file patent infringement lawsuits (TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC, case number 16-341, in the Supreme Court of the United States (2017)). ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/01/2017 - 14:26 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Compliance and Reporting Updates—how the new FATCA, CRS and QI regulations impact FIs

KPMG’s leaders have the insight and experience to guide you through the upcoming challenges presented by these rules. Complex Canadian, U.S. and international laws dealing with client data collection and reporting continue to evolve, placing consider ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 04/25/2017 - 10:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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