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SBA Plans Comprehensive Overhaul Of HUBZone Program
In response to President Trump's Executive Order to reduce regulatory burdens and control regulatory costs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed a rule to amend its regulations for the Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program.
United States
23 Nov 2018
Structured Thoughts: Volume 7, Issue 8 August 11, 2016
The U.K.'s recent referendum to withdraw from the European Union has affected virtually all segments of the financial industry. The structured products area is no exception.
United States
12 Aug 2016
Circular 122 – China Starts To Unwind Limits On Foreign Investment In Real Estate In Response To Slowing Economy
Opinion 171 limited the leveraging of foreign investment in Chinese property by imposing a maximum debt to equity ratio specific to foreign-invested real estate enterprises ("FIREEs").
17 Sep 2015
Financial Services Regulatory Reform In The United States
Almost everyone we know in the United States has been, or ultimately will be, affected by the financial crisis.
United States
23 Feb 2010
UK White Paper On Reforming Financial Markets
On 8th July 2009 the HM Treasury (“UK Treasury”) published its long-awaited White Paper titled “Reforming Financial Markets” (the “White Paper”).
14 Jul 2009
Section 3(a)(9) Exchange Offers
Many issuers are now focused on liability management transactions as part of a new and increased effort to restructure and strengthen their balance sheets in light of the recent financial crisis.
United States
9 Jun 2009
Outsourcing And The Economic Crisis, Part IV: Crunch Sourcing - The New Economics Of The Outsourcing Market
The world is now deep enough into the current recession that it’s possible to draw some clear conclusions as to how the global outsourcing market is being affected.
United States
30 Apr 2009
Outsourcing And The Economic Crisis, Part III: Post-Merger Technology Integration
In our previous updates, we discussed outsourcing as a tool for significantly reducing costs (“Outsourcing Services in the Face of an Economic Downturn”) and possible strategies for restructuring existing outsourcing deals as we head into a long-term global recession (“Restructuring Existing Outsourcings”).
United States
1 Apr 2009
TLGP´s Latest Amendments: Issuance And Guarantee Extensions, Expanded Ability To Issue Non-Guaranteed Debt And New Fees
On March 17, 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board of Directors approved the most recent in a series of interim rules to amend the successful Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP).
United States
18 Mar 2009
The Fed/ Treasury Gave Us TARP - How Will The SEC Protect The Market From Exposure To Naked Short Sales And Other Abusive Transactions?
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a number of measures during the second half of 2008 that limited short selling, particularly the short selling of the stock of financial companies.
United States
17 Mar 2009
Distressed Debt Buybacks and Restructurings – It’s Easy, Unless It’s Not
The credit crisis continues to take its toll on virtually all economic activity. As it sweeps the globe, it has left many companies financially weakened, if not crippled.
United States
11 Mar 2009
The Rear View Mirror: Mortgage Finance And Mortgage Modification Efforts
Given the scope and complexity of the financial crisis, it is sometimes difficult to recall that the precipitating event related to defaults on subprime mortgages.
United States
10 Mar 2009
“Good Bank-Bad Bank” For Insurance Companies: Is MBIA Just CIGNA Redux, Plus CDSs?
In the early days of the financial crisis in late 2007 and early 2008, monoline financial guaranty insurers began to experience rating agency downgrades due, in part, to their wrapping of structured financial products such as collateralized debt obligations and asset-backed securities.
United States
10 Mar 2009
A New Era For Executive Compensation: Recovery Plan’s Retroactive Restrictions And Say-On-Pay Mandate
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) executive compensation and corporate governance provisions retroactively amend the requirements under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Stabilization Act).
United States
6 Mar 2009
FDIC To Extend TLGP; FDIC - Guaranteed Debt Exempt From SEC And OCC Registration
On February 10, 2009, the FDIC announced plans to extend the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program's Debt Guarantee Program final debt issuance date from June 30, 2009 to October 31, 2009.
United States
24 Feb 2009
Temporary Deferral Of Cancellation-Of-Indebtedness Income Under The Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Act”). Among its provisions, the Act permits certain taxpayers to elect to defer the taxation of cancellation-of-indebtedness (“COD”) income arising from certain repurchases, exchanges or modifications of their outstanding debt that occur during 2009 and 2010.
United States
20 Feb 2009
Tax Provisions Of The Stimulus Bill
On Friday, February 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Act), which was signed into law by the President on Tuesday, February 17, 2009.
United States
18 Feb 2009
Take Two: Treasury Announces The Financial Stability Plan
On February 10, 2009, Treasury Secretary Geithner released an outline of his Financial Stability Plan, a sixpronged approach to “help restart the flow of credit, clean up and strengthen our banks, and provide critical aid for homeowners and for small businesses” with “new, higher standards for transparency and accountability.”
United States
12 Feb 2009
UK Government’s Banking Support Measures
With the credit crunch rapidly deteriorating into a full-scale global financial crisis, the UK’s HM Treasury (“HMT”) announced on 8th October 2008 a comprehensive package of measures to help support the banking industry financially and to strengthen depositor protection, with the aim of stabilising the UK financial system.
United States
5 Feb 2009
GAO Proposes Framework For Assessing Proposals To Modernize The US Financial Regulatory System
In response to what it called the worst financial crisis in more than 75 years, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report, dated January 8, 2009, titled “Financial Regulation A Framework for Crafting and Assessing Proposals to Modernize the Outdated U.S. Financial Regulatory System.”
United States
29 Jan 2009
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