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Cadwalader regularly publishes materials, including newsletters and news alerts of interest to our clients. Our communications portfolio also includes articles authored by our attorneys, as well as information about events in which our personnel will participate.

Articles & Books

Launch of State Alliance Against “ESG Investing”

March 21, 2023

On March 16, 2023 the Republican governors of 19 states announced an alliance led by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, to “push back against President Biden’s environmental, social, corporate governance (ESG) agenda that is destabilizing the American economy and the global financial system.” In their joint statement, the 19 state governors explained their intention to “work together and leverage [their] state pension funds to force change in how major asset managers invest the money of hardworking Americans, ensuring corporations are focused on maximizing shareholder value, rather than the proliferation of woke ideolog

Related Attorney(s): Sara Bussiere, Timbre Shriver
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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EU Publishes Green Bond Standard

March 21, 2023

On February 28, 2023 the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached a deal to draw up European Green Bonds Standards (“EUGBS”). The aim of the EUGBS is to establish the leading global framework for green bonds. According to Paul Tang, rapporteur, this creates “a gold standard that green bonds can aspire to.” The EUGBS have been designed to facilitate the financing of sustainable investments by companies and public authorities that issue green bonds, while meeting rigorous sustainability requirements and protecting investors against greenwashing.

Related Attorney(s): Sukhvir Basran, Carl Hey
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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ShareAction Claims Asset Managers Lagging on Climate and Biodiversity

March 21, 2023

In a recent report, the UK-based NGO ShareAction claimed that “[t]he asset management industry needs to change urgently if it is to demonstrate proactive stewardship that safeguards against key social and environmental risks in the best interests of the investors.” The group’s Point of No Returns report ranked 77 of the largest asset managers globally based on their responses to 107 questions across five “responsible investment themes,” namely, stewardship, governance, climate, biodiversity, and social issues. Average performance across asset managers was best in the areas of stewardship, governance, and social issues. The report recognized improvement in the industry with respect to climate policies, but noted that “there is still room for improvement,” particularly regarding

Related Attorney(s): Duncan Grieve, Chad Lee
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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TechLaw Institute 2023: The Digital Evolution

March 22-23, 2023

Cadwalader partner Mercedes Kelley Tunstall will be a featured speaker at PLI’s TechLaw Institute 2023 in New York. 

Related Attorney(s): Mercedes Tunstall
Related Practice(s): Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Digital Assets
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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7th Annual CREFC Spring Symposium

March 29, 2023

Please join us for the 7th Annual CREFC Spring Symposium hosted by the Women's Network at Cadwalader on Wednesday, March 29th.

Related Attorney(s): Molly Lovedale, Kate Foreman, Anna Glick, Bonnie Neuman, Lisa Pauquette, Melissa Hinkle, Holly Chamberlain
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): New York
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ABA – Fourth Global White Collar Crime Institute

March 30-31, 2023

Cadwalader is proud to be a Bronze sponsor at the ABA – Fourth Global White Collar Crime Institute. 

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Mark Beardsworth
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): London, Washington
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Clients & Friends Memos

SVB Financial Group Chapter 11 Case – Issues with the FDIC May Be Front and Center

March 22, 2023

As many parties expected, on March 17, 2023 SVB Financial Group (“SVB Financial” or the “Debtor”) the holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, commenced a case under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) in the Southern District of New York.  Judge Martin Glenn has been assigned to the chapter 11 case.  Neither Silicon Valley Bank, currently in FDIC receivership, nor its successor Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A. (“SV Bridge Bank”), were included in the chapter 11 filing.

Related Attorney(s): Ingrid Bagby, Michele Maman, Kathryn Borgeson, Eric Waxman, Anthony Greene
Related Practice(s): Financial Restructuring
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UK Budget 2023 – Key Tax Measures

March 16, 2023

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the United Kingdom (“UK”) Budget for 2023 on 15 March 2023.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Catherine Richardson, Hugo Chan
Related Practice(s): Tax
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A Quick Take on a Sudden Change in the Banking Landscape

March 13, 2023

A lot of ink has been spilled in the last 72 hours regarding the historic developments involving Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Our quick summary of the facts and law is below. Cadwalader will continue to monitor these developments closely and will update you with additional insights.

Related Attorney(s): Ingrid Bagby, Kathryn Borgeson, Christopher Dickson, Brian Foster, Jason Halper, Howard Hawkins, Ellen Holloman, Ivan Loncar, Michele Maman, Daniel Meade, Bevis Metcalfe, Joseph (Joey) Polonsky, Alix Prentice, Jared Stanisci, Lary Stromfeld, Mercedes Tunstall, Eric Waxman, Anthony Greene
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation, Financial Restructuring
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Brass Tax

BrassTax is a monthly newsletter that provides clear and concise insights on important tax developments.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz, Mark Howe, Adam Blakemore, Gary Silverstein
Related Practice(s): Corporate Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation, Restructurings & Bankruptcies Taxation, Securitization & Structured Products Taxation, Tax, Tax Controversy

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Cabinet News & Views

Cabinet News & Views is a weekly newsletter covering news in the financial services industry. 

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Cadwalader Climate

Cadwalader Climate is a twice-weekly newsletter that summarizes and provides the legal implications of climate-related developments.

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Duncan Grieve, Simon Walsh, Sara Bussiere, Kya Henley, Elizabeth Moore, Drew Newman, Timbre Shriver, Sharon Takhar, Jayshree Balakrishnan
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

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Fund Finance Friday

Fund Finance Friday is a weekly market intelligence update for the fund finance market from Cadwalader. 

Related Attorney(s): Wesley Misson, Tim Hicks, Kurt Oosterhouse, Samantha Hutchinson, Brian Foster
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

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REF News & Views

REF News & Views is a monthly newsletter comprised of news and commentary around legal matters concerning mortgage finance, mezzanine finance, loan sales and construction finance.

Related Attorney(s): Duncan Hubbard, Fredric Altschuler, Alan Lawrence, Holly Chamberlain, Bonnie Neuman, Steven Herman, Melissa Hinkle, Matthew Robertson, Christopher Dickson
Related Practice(s): Construction Finance, Joint Ventures, Loan Sales, Management & Leasing, Mezzanine Finance, Mortgage Finance, Real Estate, Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Workouts & Restructurings

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State Attorney General Insider

State Attorney General Insider is a newsletter on the latest notable cases and updates from within the State Attorneys General community.

Related Attorney(s): Douglas Gansler, Jodi Avergun, Jason Halper, Ellen Holloman, Joel Mitnick
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, State Attorneys General Practice

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Our podcasts delve into the legal trends shaping global business – from financial regulations to fund finance, investigations and more.

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Implementing the LIBOR Act: The Federal Reserve’s Final Rule

January 13, 2023

With the pending cessation of panel LIBOR on June 30, 2023, the LSTA’s Tess Virmani and Meredith Coffey recorded a video with Cadwalader partners Lary Stromfeld and Jeff Nagle that discusses the LIBOR transition, synthetic LIBOR, how the LIBOR Act and Final Rule may fit into remediation plans, and how LSTA members might consider analyzing their credit agreements for remediation. You can access the video and slides here.

Related Attorney(s): Lary Stromfeld, Jeffrey Nagle
Related Practice(s): LIBOR Preparedness Team

LIBOR Before Labor Day (2022 Edition)

August 26, 2022

Cadwalader partner Jeff Nagle discusses the latest in LIBOR transition in another installment of FFF: Industry Conversations. 

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Nagle
Related Practice(s): LIBOR Preparedness Team

Finance Forum Focus Series: Spotlight on LIBOR Transition

October 20, 2021

In this installment of our Finance Forum Focus Series, Cadwalader partners Lary Stromfeld and Jeffrey Nagle discuss the latest LIBOR transition developments.

Related Attorney(s): Lary Stromfeld, Jeffrey Nagle
Related Practice(s): LIBOR Preparedness Team