Issues : Legal

Article | September 28th, 2012

Foreign Banks Watch Out: A Look at Liquidation Law in New York

Weil attorneys Derrick Cephas and Dimia Fogam talk about New York’s ring-fencing law, which allows creditors to lay claim against the New York assets of foreign banks.

By: Dimia Fogam
Article | September 10th, 2012

European Crisis: Should US Banks Be Concerned?

In an interconnected world, are Europe’s problems our own? We asked legal experts their take.

By: Kelsey Weaver
White Paper | September 5th, 2012

Dodd-Frank, Basel III and the Age of Uncertainty

Sullivan & Cromwell attorneys discuss the many things that remain unresolved under the new regulatory regime.

By: Michael Wiseman, Andrew Gladin
Article | August 29th, 2012

How Will Basel III Impact Banks?

Bank attorneys by and large think Basel III will hurt lending.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | August 24th, 2012

How to Win the Regulators’ Approval

Since a good relationship with regulators is paramount, Bank Director polled attorneys and former regulators on what they found to be the best “first steps” in achieving this.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | July 30th, 2012

When Should You Hire A General Counsel?

Bank Director asks attorneys for their opinions on when a bank should hire its own in-house legal expert.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | July 4th, 2012

International M&A: Will China Buy More U.S. Banks?

Attorneys weigh in on the role they think international acquirers will play over the next two to three years.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | June 26th, 2012

Volcker Rule: Hero or Villain?

We asked legal experts whether they thought the Volcker rule would serve its purpose of lowering the risk profiles for large banks. Their answer? A resounding no.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | June 20th, 2012

Debate: How Will the CFPB Impact Banks?

Attorneys predict how the CFPB will affect the sector and discuss the impact they’ve seen so far.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | June 5th, 2012

FDIC Lawsuits: Avoiding the Worst Outcome

While the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. lawsuits paint a picture of inattentive, runaway directors and officers, a number of the practices that the FDIC found objectionable could be found at many healthy institutions.

By: Jonathan Hightower