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Derivatives Regulatory Update

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Expert faculty in this One-Hour Briefing will update the current state of play regarding the implementation of U.S. regulations under Title VII of Dodd-Frank.   Julian E. Hammar and James Schwartz of Morrison & Foerster LLP will discuss, among other topics:    The recently released proposals of the CFTC and the Federal banking agencies that would require margin for uncleared swaps; Efforts to harmonize the ...

How a Lender Looks at Commercial Leases

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Whenever a commercial real estate lender considers any real property collateral, the lender’s first questions relate to the rental income from the property. And the leases are the documents that create and define that income. So the leases become tremendously important. In this program, Joshua Stein, the program chair (since 1997) for PLI’s annual two-day seminar on commercial real estate financing drills down on how a lender and its counsel ...

Delaware's Old Rules and New Statutes: Corporate Mistakes, Consequences, and Solutions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under longstanding Delaware case law, including STAAR Surgical, when a corporation fails to follow the procedures set forth in its certificate, bylaws or the Delaware General Corporation law when authorizing or executing corporate action, the action taken may be void or voidable.  In many cases, corporations do not realize that their prior actions were void or voidable until they are on the verge of a transformative event, like an IPO, and are ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as well as other products and services that are reviving ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Seminar  Seminar

This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leases; how surveys work and interact with title insurance; ...

Sponsor's Obligations in an LBO in the Post-Crises Era: Equity Commitment Letters and Limited Guarantees

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the context of private equity M&A transactions, how do private equity sponsors balance the competing concerns of insulating the investment fund from potential liability from the transaction and providing the seller with assurances that a deep pocket is standing behind the buyer’s obligations under the purchase agreement?  This One-Hour Briefing will explore how parties seeks to bridge this gap in the wake of the crises and sponsors ...

Credit Rating Regulation from AAA to Z

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Some have said that more than any other single factor, overly optimistic credit ratings triggered the financial crisis of 2008 and the “Great Recession.”  Yet with limited exceptions, credit rating agencies flew largely under the regulatory radar screen before that.   During this program, Robert Harris, currently a consultant to the Credit Rating Agency Constituent Group of the Financial Information Services Association ...

Leveraged Financing 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including portfolio companies of private equity firms. You will learn about the leveraged finance marketplace today, including new deal activity, continuing refinancing needs, evolving trends in leveraged finance, funding sources and product offerings, current covenant approaches, ...

Financial Services IT 2015: Avoidance of Risk

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Financial Services Industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries and the regulations are constantly changing.  The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act changed the landscape and companies must maintain their vigilance to comply with its requirements, even four years after it was enacted.  The last six months has yielded further regulations.  In October 2013, the OCC implemented ...

U.S. Companies Trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Impact of EU Regulations Requiring Mandatory Electronic Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under Article 3(2) of the European Union Regulation on Central Securities Depositories (“CSDR”) published on 28 August 2014, where transactions in transferable securities take place on a trading venue, the relevant securities should be recorded in book entry form in a Central Securities Depository (“CSD”) on or before the intended settlement date (unless already so recorded). The requirement applies irrespective of whether ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Real estate continues to be a strong investment in 2015 and anyone involved in deal construction must know the latest strategies and lessons learned from the previous year. Our expert faculty will address current industry trends and case law to help practitioners negotiate a variety of real estate deals.  The program will begin with a review of the current transaction market, exploring the recent factors that are ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP