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TREPP: Loans Liquidated in July

Second Highest Monthly Volume; Loss Severity Falls After a spike in loss severity last month, July saw a big jump in liquidated CMBS loan volume and a concurrent drop in loss severity. July brought the second highest liquidation volume since TreppWire started tracking the number in January of 2010. July liquidations totaled $2.05 billion, relative to the 12-month moving average of $1.35 billion. The highest monthly liquidated volume was in November 2011 with $2.10 billion in liquidated loans. While November 2011...

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Pepper Hamilton Client Alert: SEC and European Securities Regulators Enter into Cooperation Agreements to Share Information Regarding Fund Managers

On July 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with various member states of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) formalizing an agreement that facilitates the sharing of information and other assistance between the regulators in relation to private fund managers with operations that are subject to oversight in the United States and in one of the European jurisdictions. The SEC and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA),...

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NautaDutilh Brussels publishes report on expectations in the Belgian private equity and venture capital sector

EACCNY member, NautaDutilh Brussels office published its first report on expectations in the Belgian private equity and venture capital sector. In addition to charting market expectations, the report highlights a number of specificities of the Belgian market, such as the importance of the life sciences and energy sectors, distressed M&A, and family businesses. A total of 57 respondents, including private equity and venture capital professionals, bankers, corporate finance advisors, and university professors, completed our online survey and provided valuable feedback. The...

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NCTF Theaters receive $250,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund new work

EACC New York member, the National Corporate Theatre Fund reports that the 50th anniversaries of five NCTF theatres, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Seattle Rep and Trinity Rep, garnered a $250,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund new work.   This support celebrates the role of the Foundation in kicking off the regional theatre movement in full force 50 years ago, and we were delighted that Luis Ubiñas, President of Ford, bestowed our Achievement in Theatre...

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Make the impossible, possible; Solar Impulse and the new frontier for aviation

Soaring through the sky, using not a single speck of conventional fuel, Solar Impulse achieved its fourth world record in July as it successful flew from coast to coast across America. With the weight of a car and the wingspan of a 747, Solar Impulse, as stated by Bertrand Piccard, “was not built to carry passengers but to convey messages.” In hangar 19 of JFK on the 13th of July one could feel the excitement in the air as...

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Pepper Hamilton Client Alert: Club Deals: Analysis of Legal Risks and Potential Consequences

This article analyzes the legal risks and potential consequences of private equity firms collaborating with one another to create consortiums or so-called "clubs" to jointly bid for acquisition of a publicly listed target company. These kind of transactions are more commonly referred to as "club deals" in the mergers and acquisitions world. From 2003 through 2007 club deals became a staple of the leveraged-buyout (LBO) industry. With the rise of clubs, many large-cap companies came within the reach of...

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OECD Economic Survey Gives Austria Good Marks

At the beginning of July the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published its individual country report on Austria (“Economic Survey Austria 2013“) which generally appears every two years.   The report attests that the Austrian economy continues to show remarkable economic performances whereas at the same time a high level of social cooperation remains. This strength is based on three cornerstones: A successful competitive export-oriented economy with companies who have understood how to exploit the advantages of European integration...

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Pepper Hamilton Client Alert: New York City Council Enacts Paid Sick Time Law; Employees Now Entitled to Paid Sick Time from Certain Employers

On June 26, 2013, New York City joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring employers to give workers paid sick time. The Earned Sick Time Act - enacted after the City Council's decision to overrule Mayor Bloomberg's veto earlier this month - allows employees to earn a minimum amount of paid sick time from businesses that employ at least 20 employees. After the first 18 months, the act will expand its coverage to employers with 15 or more employees and...

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EACC Member Portolano Cavallo Wins 3 Awards at Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2013

These awards, given by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s, reward law firms fostering the development of women in the legal profession and providing programs that allow professional growth and personal and family life balance. Portolano Cavallo has won in the following categories: >> Best firm in Italy, for the second year in a row >> Best Gender Diversity Initiative by National Firm, European award >> Best National Firm for Talent Management, European award These awards are the result of our beliefs and policies on diversity,...

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New Instruments to Invest in Innovative Start-ups in Italy

New instruments of equity investment have been recently introduced by the Italian legislator to stimulate and encourage the growth and development of innovative start ups. Below is a brief overview of these newly-available instruments. Classes of quotas of innovative start ups Unlike joint stock companies, limited liability companies have always been precluded from the opportunity to issue separate classes of quotas. They could only assign special rights to their quotaholders in relation to the management of the company and the distribution of...

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