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Practically every aspect of financial law is regulated and controlled to the highest degree. Not so state insolvency.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a sovereign state restructuring on credit default swaps.
The pari passu clause typically provides that the bond debt will rank pari passu with other debt or, in the case of sovereigns, other external debt.
This paper explores how the Greek debt reorganisation of 2012 changed the rules of sovereign insolvency.
Shadow banking is an incredibly complex and complicated subject that regulators themselves still do not know how to tackle.
This paper is a summary checklist of the state of the art about contingency planning for a euro break-up.
This briefing reviews the role of the euro in the context of the formation and break-up of currency unions.
Cyprus is a tiny economy but the treatment of its financial problems by the eurozone could have symbolic and far-reaching consequences.
Barack Obama has signed an executive order authorising targeted sanctions against persons determined to be contributing to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
This note contains a brief commentary on some of the main legal terms in international debt issues of or guaranteed by Ukraine.
The Federal Reserve has issued a final rule that will fundamentally change the way in which non-US banks are regulated and supervised in the US.
While much has been written about the Volcker Rule’s restrictions on banking entities, less attention has been paid to its impact on asset managers who are not banking entities subject to the rule.
European Finance Litigation Review — February 2014: litigation concerning banks’ disclosure requirements and more
This quarterly edition of the European Finance Litigation Review contains coverage of the most interesting cases and developments from across Allen & Overy’s European network.
There has been an increase in the number of investment treaty arbitrations brought by investors seeking to enforce their rights against states.
The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority is consulting on new rules regarding the marketing of financial products to retail clients.
As the aftermath of the global financial crisis continues to unfold, financial markets regulators have been criticised for missed opportunities to charge senior executives.
The commercial court considers the date at which loss should be assessed where damages are sought as a result of alleged negligent financial advice.
The final Volcker Rule has relaxed the proposed restrictions on the ability of a non-US bank to engage in transactions with certain investment vehicles.
On 20 December 2013, the CFTC issued a series of comparability determinations for certain swap dealer and major swap participant business conduct requirements.
The draft Finance Bill 2014 proposes a number of changes to the approval process for employee share schemes.