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TPC Bankruptcy and District Court Opinions Uphold Uptiering Transaction and Teach an Important Lesson on the Need for Express Lender Protections in Debt Documents

SUMMARY A recent U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware opinion, In re TPC Grp. Inc., provided another instance of an uptiering transaction withstanding legal scrutiny and provides further support for the view that courts generally avoid “reading-in” language not expressly stated in debt documents, especially when such documents were negotiated at arms-length by sophisticated …

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SEC Proposes Heightened Disclosure Requirements Regarding ESG Investment Practices For Investment Funds

AUTHOR  Anthony T. Ramicone Taft Stettinius & Hollister The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed to amend rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 to require certain investment advisers, investment companies, and business development companies to provide additional information regarding their environmental, social and governance (ESG) …

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FTC Brings Right to Repair Complaints Against Three Companies

AUTHORS  Sheila A. Millar, Mike Gentine & Anushka N. Rahman   July 28, 2022 Following its report to Congress in 2021 on what it characterized as unlawful repair restrictions, Nixing the Fix, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) announced that it would prioritize investigations into limits on consumer repair rights pursuant to its authority under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act …

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AnyLaw Partners with Traklight to Provide Free Risk Assessments

New York, NY July 28, 2022 – AnyLaw, the free and friendly legal research platform, announced today that it has a partnered with Traklight, to offer a simple and affordable way to identify risks and create a roadmap including valuable asset management, directly from the AnyLaw website. “With the focus on small and medium sized …

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The New World of Digital Assets & Law | Stirling & Rose

David Woolstencroft interviews Natasha Blycha, Managing Director and Founding Partner and James Myint, Managing Partner of Stirling & Rose. They have been recognised as the 2021 Innovative Lawyer of the Year by Financial Times and 2020 Thought Leader of the Year by Lawyers Weekly.  Expand your knowledge and discover more about the philosophical concept, ethical concerns …

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An Insight into Gartner’s Global IT Spending Forecast

Information technology is integral to all enterprises, providing agility, security and competitive advantage. The future will undoubtedly rely heavily on cutting-edge technological innovations and information technology to reinforce the statement. Gartner’s forecast for IT spending reveals that spending will soar higher and predicts that the in-house legal sector will have threefold spending on legal technology by 2025, …

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CryptoCurrency: The New Legal Tender for Law Firms?

Credit Suisse’s 2021 Global Health Report estimates the global wealth to be 418.3 trillion USD. Money has always fascinated the human race; we often use it as a medium to buy or exchange. We tend to use the words money and currency interchangeably, but we should understand the basic definition first. According to Britannica, “Money is a commodity …

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