Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law is a trade journal focusing on Financial Law

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, 2013

A Comparative Examination of Private Equity in the United States and Europe: Accounting for the Past and Predicting the Future of European Private Equity
ABSTRACTPrivate equity has transformed from a small asset class into a major player in the global economy. Despite being a U.S. invention, the private equity model has also managed to spread throughout Europe. Recently, the spotlight has been put on...
A Legal Analysis of the Euro Zone Crisis
AbstractWhile the sovereign debt crisis of the Euro zone raises numerous economic issues that are broadly discussed in public, it also involves a large number of legal questions that are, in contrast, rarely talked about. This is surprising, as the relevant...
Hola Preemption and the Original Intent of Congress: Are Federal Thrifts Necessary to Stabilize the Housing Market?
ABSTRACTThis article studies legislation, regulations, and case law to analyze whether the Homeowners Loan Act, as well as other measures taken to stabilize federal thrifts in the last forty years, have served their original purpose. It also examines...
Make No Bonds about It: Exempting Foreign Government Obligations from the Volcker Rule
ABSTRACTU.S. financial regulators are considering exempting foreign government obligations from the Volcker Rule's prohibition on proprietary trading. Bank Holding Company Act § 13(d)(1)(J), added by Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...
SECTION 16(b) EXISTENTIALISM: A JOURNEY TOWARDS THE FULFILLMENT OF 16(b)'s TRUE PURPOSE
ABSTRACTSection 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compels an insider to disgorge short-swing profits earned from a paired purchase and sale of the issuer's securities executed within six months. On one hand, Section 16(b)'s introductory purpose...
The "Obtaining or Retaining Business" Requirement: Breathing New Life into the Business Nexus Provision of the Fcpa
ABSTRACTCongress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977 as a component of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act. The purpose of the FCPA was to hold U.S. corporations and individuals criminally responsible for bribing foreign officials. The Act...
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