Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

International Top 30 position: 22
International 50 position (Asia-Pacific): 37

Basel oversight committee endorses revised liquidity standards

On 6 January, the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision, the oversight body for the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision, endorsed a revised formulation of the new minimum liquidity standard, known as the liquidity coverage ratio, one of two quantitative liquidity measures approved in December 2010 as part of Basel III.

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  • New regulatory framework for foreign banks with US operations

    On 14 December 2012, the Federal Reserve Board issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to apply enhanced prudential standards and an early remediation framework to foreign banking organizations (FBOs) with $50 billion or more in total global consolidated assets.

  • Corporate litigation: Big-boy letters and non-reliance provisions

    Private investment transactions between sophisticated parties often include a negotiated agreement, sometimes called a ‘big-boy letter’, in which the buyer acknowledges that it has made its own independent assessment of the risks involved, including that the seller or other counterparty may possess material, non-public information regarding the issuer which has not been disclosed to the buyer.

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    Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

    Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

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CityPoint
1 Ropemaker Street
London
EC2Y 9HU
UK

Global turnover 2011: $963.5m
Global lawyers: 820
Jurisdiction: US
No. of offices: 5
No. of qualified lawyers: 66 (International 50)