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  1. Beneficial ownership of assets under scrutiny in divorce

    So while the pressure from the divorce courts on businesses – in particular the financial sector – looks likely to intensify, the businesses facing this challenge are increasingly adding family lawyers to their existing team of advisers and...

  2. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Lawyers’ reluctance to grant netting opinions is hiking capital requirements for low-risk trades Lawyers struggle to remember cases in which a pension fund has defaulted on its swaps, but this hypothetical question is taking on painfully practical...

  3. US bilateral margin rules: a hit parade of horrors

    Based on interviews with a dozen market participants – dealers, lawyers, buy-side firms and industry associations – Risk compiled a list of 10 concerns raised by the proposed US version of the rules, which was published in September, a year after...

  4. Negative Eonia splits US and EU banks, traders and lawyers

    European bank: "Well, ordinarily, we'd be delighted, but I've just spent two hours talking to our lawyers and they say it's not clear there's an obligation to do so. But lawyers insist the contract does not make that clear, so in the near term it...

  5. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    If a CCP were in trouble, the operator's share price would already be falling sharply; raising new capital would also be difficult, since investors and underwriters would be extremely stressed too," says Eric Litvack, head of regulatory strategy...

  6. Conflict of interest: banks call for unity on Eonia

    But they are not all in agreement, and some lawyers strongly argue the opposite. This, some lawyers say, means a collateral poster has no legal right to ask for the payment, creating an implicit interest rate floor of 0% in a regular CSA.

  7. Deadline looms for Isda group on resolution protocol

    All the technical details are now being hammered out by a group estimated to number more than 200 people across the industry – encompassing multiple representatives at each of the dealers, as well as big buy-side firms, lawyers and regulators.

  8. FTC Workshop 'Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content?' to Examine Native Ads

    The FTC has invited online publishers, advertisers, consumer advocates, academics and lawyers to better understand how sponsored content is presented to consumers online and in mobile apps. Publishers and advertisers have purposefully deceived...

  9. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Google is one of the largest companies in the world with huge financial resources and access to the most expensive lawyers around the world. Google has told the UK High Court that it isn't subject to UK privacy laws because it is a U.S.company.

  10. 2 Specific Strategies to Build Trust With Extra Cautious Prospects

    In addition, the prospects had already dealt with lawyers (not the "good" kind), and were highly skeptical, if not downright hostile, to lawyers in general. Despite having a comprehensive website, chock-filled with valuable information, one law...