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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.

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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Warns of Adverse Consequences From “Anti-ESG” Bills

March 24, 2023

Earlier this month, the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) urged legislators to reject key aspects of “anti-ESG” bills introduced in the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives. Both bills are designed, in part, to restrict the ability of investment managers engaged by KPERS to consider ESG factors in investment decisions, either directly or indirectly.

Related Attorney(s): Timbre Shriver, Chad Lee
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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French Court Dismisses “Duty of Vigilance” Case Seeking to Halt Multibillion-Dollar Oil Pipeline Project

March 24, 2023

On February 28, a French court dismissed an action filed by six French and Ugandan NGOs aiming to force the suspension of TotalEnergies’ multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project in Uganda and Tanzania. The NGOs based their case to suspend the pipeline project on Article L. 225-102-4.-I of the French Commercial Code, the Corporate “Duty of Vigilance Act,” which requires companies to establish a “Vigilance Plan” to “identify and prevent risks of severe violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, health and safety of people and to the environment in their entire sphere of influence.” The planned pipeline would run from Uganda to the Tanzanian coast passing through many acres of farmland and the Murchison Falls National Park, a habitat that is dense with animal life. The peak production is estimated at 230,000 barrels per day, which, if realized, would make Uganda the seventh-largest oil producer on the continent.

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Simon Walsh
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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Indian Securities Regulator Consults on Changes to ESG Disclosure and Ratings Regulation

March 24, 2023

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) launched a consultation paper (Consultation Paper) last month seeking public comment on three topics: (1) ESG disclosure; (2) ESG ratings; and (3) ESG investing by mutual funds. The comment period closed on March 6, 2023, with SEBI seeking additional comments on the regulatory framework for ESG ratings providers. By way of explaining the need for and goals of the consultation, SEBI stated that “as ESG Investing becomes mainstream, companies have been urged by both investors and regulators to make detailed ES

Related Attorney(s): Sara Bussiere, Jayshree Balakrishnan
Related Practice(s): Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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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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Managing and Structuring CRE-CLOs in Today’s Economy: Servicing, Re-investment, Tax and Eligible Assets

April 18, 2023

Join Cadwalader partners Jeffrey Rotblat and Gary Silverstein and special counsel Matthew Pawling for a live webinar discussing the various nuances of CRE-CLOs, including CLO administration, loan modification and servicing concerns, with an emphasis on recent challenges presented due to a rising interest rate environment.

Related Attorney(s): Matthew Pawling, Y. Jeffrey Rotblat, Gary Silverstein
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Commercial Real Estate CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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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