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Climate Activist Sends Shareholder Proposals to Multiple U.S. Banks

January 31, 2023

Environmental advocacy group As You Sow has sent climate-focused shareholder resolutions to five major U.S. banks. The resolutions request that the banks disclose their climate transition plans for meeting financed emissions reduction targets, “including the specific measures and policies to be implemented, reductions to be achieved by such measures and policies, and timelines for implementation and associated emission reductions.”

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Jayshree Balakrishnan
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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NYC Comptroller and Pension Funds Advocate for Banks to Establish Interim Absolute GhG Emissions Targets

January 31, 2023

On January 2, the New York City (NYC) Comptroller, Brad Lander, the NYC Employees’ Retirement System, the NYC Teachers’ Retirement System, and the NYC Board of Education Retirement System, announced that they had submitted shareholder proposals to three U.S. banks and one Canadian bank. The proposals, addressed to Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Canada, seek to require the banks to disclose their absolute greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions targets for 2030.

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Sara Bussiere
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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Hedging in UK Real Estate Finance Transactions - Part 1

January 31, 2023

We previously we took an initial look at hedging in real estate financing transactions. In this article, we discuss the various hedging products that we commonly see in real estate financings.

Related Attorney(s): Assia Damianova
Related Practice(s): Real Estate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
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25th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum

February 6, 2023

Cadwalader Tax Group chair and partner Linda Swartz will be a featured speaker at the 25th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum in New York. 

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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SFVegas 2023

February 26, 2023 - March 1, 2023

Cadwalader is proud to be a Gold sponsor at SFVegas 2023. 

Related Attorney(s): Ellen Holloman, Sophie Cuthbertson, Stuart Goldstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Ira Schacter, Taylor Speers, Adam Risell, David Gingold, Joseph Beach, Jed Miller, Lary Stromfeld, Ivan Loncar
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Corporate Finance
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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Clients & Friends Memos

Antitrust Risks of ESG Initiatives: Rhetoric vs. Reality

January 31, 2023

Recently, there have been rumblings of antitrust enforcement in response to the increasing prominence of corporate policies furthering environmental, social and governance (‘ESG’) goals. The ESG moniker has been used as shorthand for a broad range of initiatives by private actors, including collaborative efforts to issue industry-wide “best practices,” adherence to environmentally conscious production processes, and commitments to sustainable investing.

Related Attorney(s): Joel Mitnick, Daniel Lumer
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Global Litigation
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Delaware Supreme Court Enforces Partnership Agreement’s Unambiguous Exculpation Provision Waiving Fiduciary Duties and Presuming Good Faith When Relying on Advice of Counsel in Reversing $690 Million Damages Award to Minority Investors of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP

January 24, 2023

On December 19, 2022, Chief Justice Seitz issued an opinion for a unanimous Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, reversing and remanding the Delaware Court of Chancery’s decision in Bandera Master Fund LP v. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, an action brought by former minority unitholders alleging breaches of the Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (“Boardwalk”) Partnership Agreement.

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Jared Stanisci, Sara Bussiere, Elizabeth Gorman, Dillon Carlin
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation
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Securities Litigation Alert: Second Circuit Adopts Restrictive View of Purchaser-Seller Rule, Limiting Section 10(b) Standing to Transactions in Securities of Company “About Which” Alleged Misstatements Were Made

January 23, 2023

Looking back, 2022 was light on groundbreaking appellate-level securities decisions.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, however, closed out the year with a notable decision in Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd. v. Frutarom Industries Ltd., articulating a new, restrictive conception of the purchaser-seller rule that limits the class of plaintiffs with standing to recover under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder.  

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Ellen Holloman, Philip Khinda, Adam Magid, Jonathan Watkins, Diane Lee
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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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