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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

Challenges in standardisation of greenbonds: The US perspective

July 15, 2021

IFLR Americas ESG Report

Cadwalader's Michael Gambro and Michael Ruder co-authored an article in the IFLR ESG Report 2021 which highlights the following: 

  • Challenges facing green bond issuers and investors regarding the development of common disclosure frameworks.  

  • Legislative and regulatory steps that have been taken to address the lack of a clear definition of what qualifies as a green bond.

  • Risk factor disclosure best practices for green bond offerings, including a sample green bond risk factor.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, Michael Ruder
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Task Force, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
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A Guide to LIBOR Legislation

July 14, 2021

Bloomberg Law

In this Bloomberg Law Professional Perspective, Cadwalader partner Lary Stromfeld outlines key features of LIBOR legislative initiatives designed to avoid the uncertainty, disputes, litigation, and market disruption that could arise from the trillions of dollars of unremediated legacy transactions.

Related Attorney(s): Lary Stromfeld
Related Practice(s): LIBOR Preparedness Team
Related Office(s): New York
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IP Law 2021 Mid-Year Trends—Looking Ahead

July 2, 2021

Cadwalader intellectual property attorneys Dorothy Auth, Howard Wizenfeld, and Dov Hirsch look at the potential impact of some recent and pending IP court decisions. Trends to watch include potential guidance in the areas of patent eligibility, whether AI can be an “inventor,” and protections for Covid-19 vaccines.

Related Attorney(s): Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Howard Wizenfeld, Dov Hirsch
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, Intellectual Property, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Patent Preparation & Prosecution
Related Office(s): New York
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Westminster Business Forum | Next steps for UK corporate governance

September 9, 2021

Cadwalader partner Joanna Valentine will speak at the upcoming Westminster Business Forum. 

Related Attorney(s): Joanna Valentine
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Corporate Governance
Related Office(s): London
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SFVegas 2021

October 3-6, 2021

Cadwalader is proud to sponsor SFVegas 2021. The largest capital markets conference in the world, SFVegas is developed by industry leaders representing the full spectrum of market participants including investors, issuers, financial intermediaries, regulators, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees.

Related Practice(s): CLOs, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
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Clients & Friends Memos

The President’s Competition Order – One Week On

July 20, 2021

On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy” (the “Order”).  The Order responds to what the President characterizes as a “failed experiment” in lax antitrust enforcement that he believes has led to undue concentration of businesses throughout the economy.  It appears that the analytically-fuzzy era of “big is bad” may be returning to Washington.  In the first week following the Order’s issuance, the federal antitrust enforcement agencies have begun actively gearing up for new enforcement initiatives and wholesale changes in the standards of antitrust review.

Related Attorney(s): Joel Mitnick, Eden Sung
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Global Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Marketplace Lending Update #10: OCC’s True Lender Rule Is Repealed

July 16, 2021

On June 30, 2021, President Biden signed a joint resolution of Congress under the Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) to disapprove the OCC’s True Lender Rule. As a result, the True Lender Rule is now repealed.

Related Attorney(s): Rachel Rodman, Daniel Meade, Scott Cammarn, Joseph Beach, Chris Gavin
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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Securities Litigation Update: Courts of Appeals Weigh in on American Pipe Tolling and the Affiliated Ute Presumption of Reliance

July 15, 2021

Last month, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits issued decisions interpreting two significant doctrines affecting federal securities law litigants:  (1) American Pipe tolling—a doctrine that suspends (or “tolls”) the running of the statute of limitations applicable to the claims of potential class members while a putative class action is in progress, and (2) the Affiliated Ute presumption of reliance—a substitute at the motion to dismiss and class certification stages for the otherwise required direct proof of reliance in claims asserted under Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) involving “primarily a failure to disclose.”

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Jonathan Watkins, Adam Magid
Related Practice(s): Corporate & Financial Services Litigation & Regulation, Global Litigation
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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, 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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FUNDing Positive ESG Impact: ESG Developments in Fund Finance

June 25, 2021

In this episode of ESG Talks, Bill Cox, Global Head of Corporate, Financial, and Government Ratings at KBRA, sits down with Wesley Misson and Katie McShane from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

Related Attorney(s): Wesley Misson, Katie McShane
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Task Force, Fund Finance

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – EQT Discuss Their ESG Capital Call Facilities

February 12, 2021

In this episode of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Cadwalader partner Nathan Parker is joined by EQT Managing Director Adam Larsson and Debevoise & Plimpton partner Thomas Smith to discuss the market-leading ESG linked capital call facilities put in place by EQT in the second part of last year.

Related Attorney(s): Nathan Parker
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' - Catching Up with Michael Sinclair of People’s United Bank

December 18, 2020

In this episode of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Michael Sinclair of People’s United Bank joins Mike Mascia to discuss the fund finance happenings at People’s United as well as current market developments and predictions for 2021.


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