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Deal analysis

  • US bankruptcy ruling clarifies debtors' restructuring rights

    26 September 2013

    Last month’s first-of-its-kind US bankruptcy ruling enabled the US toll road operator, American Roads, to complete its pre-pack restructuring agreement. It also made clear the impact of no-action clauses on an insured unitranche

  • Six repo myths debunked

    13 June 2013

    Repo was Lehman’s most reliable source of funding and did not experience widespread haircut increases leading up to the financial crisis. These were just some of the myths regarding repurchase agreements

  • Baidu’s SEC-registered offering sets Wksi precedent

    20 December 2012

    Baidu’s SEC-registered offering marked a number of firsts. Here’s how it could spark copycat deals

  • RIDEA paves way for US-Canadian Reit

    01 August 2012

    The largest joint venture between US and Canadian real estate investment trusts took full advantage of the US Reit Diversification and Empowerment Act 2007. Here's how

  • What ICBC’s approval means for China-US banking

    16 May 2012

    A US regulator’s decision to approve for the first time a Chinese bank’s takeover of a US bank marks a vote of confidence in China Inc and a turning point in the US-China relationship

News analysis

  • Kashkari: US banks still too-big-to-fail

    27 Jun 2016

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president has said that large US banks remain TBTF, and also slammed the US TLAC plan

  • Fed on liquidity: no prudential loosening

    15 Jun 2016

    Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell has insisted that the central bank is prepared to sacrifice some liquidity and that overturning prudential regulation is unlikely

  • Fed: US banks face choice on size

    15 Jun 2016

    Is the shrinkage of US banks an intentional result of regulation? Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell thinks they have a choice to make

  • US counsel fear EU light touch advantage

    13 Jun 2016

    As the region indicates renewed support for its universal banks, US market participants fear competitive advantage emerging from Europe

  • SEC explores buyside stress tests

    08 Jun 2016

    The regulator is considering how best to implement Dodd-Frank's insistence on measuring the systemic risk of funds

  • IEX hits back at critics

    01 Jun 2016

    The equity trading venue has defended its application to become a fully-fledged stock exchange, claiming it's just responding to market demand

  • CFTC adopts uncleared cross-border swap margin rule

    31 May 2016

    Counsel say the CFTC's final rule for uncleared swap margin requirements in cross-border transactions is important, but unnecessarily complex

  • US bank stress tests too stringent, opaque

    31 May 2016

    A recent report is calling for greater transparency in US bank stress tests, which are a valuable tool but can have wider unintended consequences




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