Dealing With Financial Institutions Under Duress

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Program: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Mayer Brown LLP, 1675 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY

Turbulence in the worldwide financial markets has created unprecedented uncertainty. Much of this uncertainty is the result of concerns in the marketplace about the financial strength of banks, securities firms and other regulated financial institutions. Persons doing business with banks, securities firms and insurance companies therefore need to be familiar with the regulatory framework governing financial institutions that are in distress, including the legal and regulatory regimes that apply to financial firms that fail or are in danger of failing. We have brought together a team of experienced advisors that can help steer you through this evolving maze of changes - and provide insights on response options.

Please join us as we discuss issues involving banks, broker-dealers and other financial institutions in the context of today's financial market. Topics include:

  • Bankruptcy/administration regimes applicable to financial institutions
  • Disposition of assets in the event of broker-dealer insolvency or liquidation
  • Disposition of assets held by a troubled bank or in the event of bank liquidation
  • Swap, securities lending and/or repurchase agreements with insolvent counterparties

Mayer Brown's Global Financial Markets Initiative helps clients deal with the legal and business challenges resulting from the ongoing turbulence in worldwide financial markets. By mobilizing the firm's global resources from multiple practices and offices, the Initiative provides clients with knowledgeable and timely counsel on a broad spectrum of their legal needs.

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For questions regarding the program, please contact Megan Filotto at or
+1 312 701 7264.

Visit Mayer Brown's Financial Market Distress - Resources site for a compilation of links to the latest documents issued by regulatory and other governmental agencies worldwide, and additional commentary by Mayer Brown. Please bookmark it and check back often to stay informed on this rapidly evolving situation.