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Waller | October 2011

Because of a recent decision by the Tennessee Court of Appeals, a bank may not rely as heavily on a Power of Attorney (“POA”) as much as it may have relied previously for immunity to claims brought against the bank by the Grantor of the POA. A bank may now be held liable for transactions made by the Agent, even when the POA grants broad and virtually unrestricted authority to the Agent. Until recently, there appeared to be a conflict in the Tennessee Code ...

Waller | March 2012

A Business Friendly Decision from the Tennessee Supreme Court By:  Woody Woodruff and Becca Brinkley In a recent opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a lender that extends credit to a business may, under the right circumstances, also enforce a personal guarantee against the business owner, even if the owner does not sign in his personal capacity ...

Beccar Varela | May 2021

Through Decree No. 301/2021, published in the Official Gazette on May 8th, 2021 (the “Decree”), the National Executive Power provided certain modifications to the Tax on Credits and Debits in Argentine Bank Accounts and Other Operations (the “Tax”), established by Competitiveness Law No 25,413 and its amendments (the “CL”) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2021

There are indirect, and potential direct, implications for lending transactions from the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Both lenders and borrowers, as well as pensions trustees, have an interest in knowing what's changed and how that might impact their deals. The Act received Royal Assent on 11 February 2021 and updates the Pensions Act 2004. It primarily relates to funding and security of Defined Benefit or ‘Final Salary’ Schemes (‘DB Schemes’) ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | July 2005

This English law decision not only serves as a timely reminder of a bank’s duty of confidentiality to its clients but is potentially worrying as the case confirms loss of opportunity to earn future profits as a recoverable head of damage following breach of confidence. Jackson v Royal Bank of Scotland (2005) UKHL3, [2005] A ER(d)280 Facts: Jackson (trading under the name Sampson Lancastrian (Sampson)) had entered into a contract to supply dog chews to another UK entity, Economy Bag ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | October 2005

National Westminster Bank plc v Spectrum Plus Limited and Others [2005] UKHL 41 Overruling the 25-year old judgement in Siebe Gorman & Co. Limited v Barclays Bank Limited [1979 2 Lloyd’s LR142], the House of Lords has held that a charge over book debts where the chargor is free to draw on the account into which proceeds of such book debts are paid, creates a floating charge, rather than a fixed charge ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | July 2005

Concord Trust v Law Debenture (http://www.lawdeb.com/). Law Debenture House of Lords considered the obligations and liabilities of bond issue trustees in relation to notices of acceleration ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | July 2020

In December 2019, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) issued a discussion paper on “Climate Change and Principle-based Taxonomy”1. The discussion paper highlights the risks arising from climate change and environmental degradation to the economy. It outlines guidance for financial institutions in identifying these risks and classifying economic activities that contribute positively to climate change objectives. According to BNM, 10.3% of the total assets of banks and 24 ...

Carey | November 2019

Our partner, Felipe Moro, and our associate, Diego Lasagna, authored this year’s Thomson Reuter’s Practical Law guide about Banking Regulation in Chile, which provides, “a high level overview of the governance and supervision of banks, including legislation, regulatory bodies and the role of international standards, licensing, the rules on liquidity, foreign investment requirements, liquidation regimes and recent trends in the regulation of banks ...

Waller | March 2020

The Federal banking agencies recently issued an interim final rule (Regulatory Capital Rule: Revised Transition of the Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology for Allowances) permitting banks to mitigate the effects of the current expected credit loss, or CECL, accounting standard. Introduced in 2016 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, CECL replaces the incurred loss methodology for financial assets and requires banks to recognize lifetime expected credit losses ...

As it is considered as of general interest, we would like to mention that on December 30, 2005, the Federal Official Gazette published an executive order amending Article 117 and Article 118 of the Financial Institutions Law ...

DORDA | February 2021

Good news in times of crisis: The eagerly awaited draft of the Restructuring and Insolvency Directive Implementation Act (RIRL-UG) was published yesterday. The law with which Directive (EU) 2019/1023 (Restructuring Directive) is implemented in Austria is to come into force on July 17, 2021 (at the end of the implementation period). The review phase will run until April 6, 2021 ...

When a client or customer files for bankruptcy, a business’ treatment of that customer’s account must change. Many businesses have dedicated bankruptcy departments or teams that deal with these accounts. However, it can take a while before the account is flagged or transferred to the bankruptcy team. Further, some smaller business bankruptcy teams are comprised of other department employees just wearing a “bankruptcy hat” when working on those accounts ...

As consumer bankruptcy filings remain an all-too-common occurrence, many lenders continue to find themselves in the often murky world of bankruptcy. As a result, on top of ensuring adherence to the numerous confusing regulations applicable to commercial loan transactions, lenders must navigate the federal bankruptcy laws. This article sheds some light on one bankruptcy process lenders are often faced with: reaffirmation agreements ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

On 14 March 2022 in Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 318 the Court of Appeal gave further guidance on the extent of the Quincecare duty owed by banks to their customers.   What is a Quincecare duty? It is well established that banks have a duty to use reasonable skill and care in carrying out customers’ orders which includes not complying with instructions if they have reasonable grounds for believing the order was an attempt to misappropriate funds ...

Wardynski & Partners | March 2020

On 16 March 2020 the Polish Bank Association (ZBP) published astatement on helpful actions to be undertaken by Polish banks in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement clearly shows that banks recognise the need to take urgent action in response to anticipated difficulties borrowers will have in performing their obligations ...

Deacons | April 2021

There has been an increasing number of fraud cases, in particular cyber fraud cases, around the world. Some victims of fraud have sought redress from banks for failing to detect the fraud and refrain from processing their instructions by relying on the Quincecare duty (i.e ...

Graham Thompson | June 2018

Introduction I have been asked to speak on the Base Erosion Profit Sharing of the OECD, or better know as BEPS. This is a new acronym that, similar to CRS and the harmful tax initiative program, is geared at a multilateral approach to the application of uniform tax rules and standards. Unlike the CRS and the harmful tax practices initiatives of the past, BEPS has a focus not necessarily on the private client, but on the multinational commercial organization ...

Deacons | May 2020

As exposure to crypto-assets is becoming more and more relevant to banks, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) issued a timely discussion paper in December 2019 inviting an industry response on the topic of crypto-assets ...

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | November 2009

Self-regulation of retail banking came to an end on 1 November 2009 with the establishment by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of a new banking conduct regime. This new regime largely replaces the voluntary Banking Codes and comprises: 1 ...

Many community bankers have looked surprised at the “internationalization” of our banking rules. Standards coming out of the Basel Committee, particularly the Basel III Capital Rules, do not seem to fit community banks. The Basel Committee focuses primarily on the European banking system, which is dominated by very large banks. The rules have seemed to be a bad match for the U.S. economy, in which small community banks play such a large role ...

Haynes and Boone | December 2014

IntroductionOn November 26, 2014, the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”) retroactively reinstated data collection requirements to measure foreign direct investment into the United States. The BE-13 survey collects data on the acquisition or establishment of U.S. business enterprises by foreign investors and the expansion of existing United States affiliates of foreign companies that establish new facilities where business is conducted ...

COBALT | April 2018

“Belarus will become the first government in the world that opens wide opportunities for the use of blockchain technology”, said in a statement on the official website of the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko, who signed the new law of the land, believes that his county “has every chance of becoming a regional center in this area.” The Presidential Decree of the Republic of Belarus No ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | July 2015

1. Introduction In recent years, the Belgian Parliament hascodified substantial parts of Belgian economic legislation into a new Code ofEconomic Law (“Wetboek van economischrecht” / “Codedu droit economique”). The Code of Economic Law consists of 18Books, including one on payment and credit services (“Boek VII. – Betalings- enkredietdiensten” / “LivreVII. – Services de paiement et de crédit”, “Book VII”) ...

Carey Olsen | July 2021

Contents Please click on the links below to jump to the relevant section: Legislation Relevant entities Relevant activities Tax residence requirements Guidance General requirements Directed and managed Core-income generating activities (CIGA) Premises Employees and personnel Expenditure Enhanced requirements Reduced requirements Outsourcing Enforcement authorities Reporting formalities Demonstrating compliance Penalties Recent developments Legal framework Legisl

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