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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

Proposed Amendments Would Fundamentally Change HSR Compliance for Private Fund Managers

November 12, 2020

Hedge Fund Law Report

Cadwalader partner Joel Mitnick and counsel Ngoc Hulbig summarize the FTC’s proposals and offer a high-level analysis of their respective effects on private fund managers and other financial investors. 

Related Attorney(s): Joel Mitnick, Ngoc Hulbig
Related Practice(s): Antitrust Litigation & Disputes, Global Litigation, Merger Clearance
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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CFIUS Basics for Real Estate Lenders

October 28, 2020

Related Attorney(s): Melissa Hinkle, Kevin Sholette, Keith Gerver
Related Practice(s): Real Estate
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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WEBINAR: CLOs and Distressed Assets (Loan Market Association)

November 26, 2020

In this Loan Market Association webinar, Cadwalader partners David Quirolo and Daniel Tobias, look at how distressed assets have been handled to-date with CLOs and what structural features are emerging in CLOs as a result of recent events, particularly COVID-19.

Related Attorney(s): David Quirolo, Daniel Tobias
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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MPP and NCIA Public Policy Summit

December 7, 2020

Cadwalader White Collar Defense and Investigations Chair Jodi Avergun will be speaking on "The Implications of the Biden Administration’s Plan to Reschedule" panel at the Marijuana Policy Project and the National Cannabis Industry Association's virtual Public Policy Summit. 

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Transactions

December 9, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EST)

Cadwalader partner Stephen Fraidin will be a featured panelist at the American Bar Association's "Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Transactions" webinar on December 9.

Related Attorney(s): Stephen Fraidin
Related Practice(s): Corporate
Related Office(s): New York
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Clients & Friends Memos

Department of Labor Finalizes Rule Adopting Amendments to the “Investment Duties” Regulation

November 18, 2020

On October 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its final rule (“Final Rule”) adopting amendments to its longstanding “investment duties” regulation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) at 29 C.F.R. Section 2550.404a-1 (“Section 404a-1 Regulation”).  The Final Rule mandates, as a general matter, that plan fiduciaries must evaluate and select investments and investment courses of action based solely on the financial considerations applicable to the investment or investment course of action, and may not subordinate return or increase risks to promote non-pecuniary objectives.

Related Attorney(s): James Frazier, Nicholas LaSpina
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation
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UK Settlement Highlights International Enforcement Linked to “Car Wash” Investigation

November 16, 2020

The UK Serious Fraud Office (the “SFO”) has reached a £1.2 million civil recovery settlement with Julio Faerman, a Brazilian national linked to the sprawling “Operation Car Wash” investigation involving the Brazilian state-owned oil company, Petrobras.

Related Attorney(s): Mark Beardsworth, Duncan Grieve
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): London
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Foreign Direct Investment UK Update

November 13, 2020

Foreign investment has been ripe for legislative change in the United Kingdom.  We have previously discussed this in our Clients and Friends Memo of 28 July 2020 and our podcast.  The latest development came on 11 November 2020, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the National Security and Investment Bill 2020 (the Bill), which overhauls the current merger and acquisition rules in relation to foreign investment. 

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Mark Beardsworth, Kevin Roberts, Shruti Chandhok
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): London, Washington
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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, Jason Schwartz, 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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Fund Finance Friday

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

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

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REF News & Views

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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'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' — 9 Minutes of Fund Finance with Jeff Maier

October 23, 2020

In this week’s Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Jeff Maier joins Mike Mascia and discusses demand and deal structures for management fee lines and GP facilities.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

DOJ Sues Google for Alleged Antitrust Practices, Expected to be Lengthy Court Battle

October 20, 2020

Antitrust partner Joel Mitnick appeared on the TV network’s “Closing Bell” segment to discuss the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against Google.

Related Attorney(s): Joel Mitnick
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' — Catching Up with SMBC’S Sammy Asoli

October 16, 2020

In this week’s Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Sammy Asoli, the newly minted Global Head of Subscription Secured Finance at SMBC, joins Mike Mascia and discusses his new role, virtual leadership, what they are seeing in the market, predictions for 2021 and taking garden leave during a global pandemic.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

COVID-19 Resource Center

  • Access our insights on the impact of COVID-19 to help you navigate this unprecedented environment.

To assist individuals in working from home during the coronavirus social-distancing period, Cadwalader is providing clients and friends free access to our legal research platform, the Cadwalader Cabinet.