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Engie’s Decarbonization Loan Facility

Jan 22, 2021

Shearman & Sterling advised Engie Energía Chile S.A. (Engie) as New York counsel on the entry into a $125 million unsecured loan facility from the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IDB Invest) in its own capacity and in separate capacities as agent of the Inter-American Development Bank and as sub-implementing entity of the Trust Fund for the Clean Technology Fund.

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The SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program—Revenue Reduction Calculations Guidance Released

Jan 22, 2021

On January 19, 2021 the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued frequently asked questions that address how to calculate revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts for second-draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

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Banking Under Biden

Jan 21, 2021

The 2020 Election Results and Implications for the Financial Services Industry.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has won the 2020 presidential election and the Democratic Party will remain in control of the House of Representatives. Though it is yet uncertain whether President-elect Biden and the Democratic Party will win the ability to propose and pass wide-sweeping legislation, President-elect Biden will have the opportunity to pursue financial services regulatory and supervisory reform through agency appointments and rulemaking. This presentation highlights key potential personnel changes at the federal financial regulatory agencies and provides our view of how the financial services regulatory landscape may change in a Biden presidency.

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NYC Fintech Women Features Donna Parisi on Panel of Leaders in Blockchain

Jan 21, 2021

Partner Donna Parisi, the Global Head of Financial Services and FinTech at Shearman & Sterling, moderated an upcoming panel discussion hosted by NYC Fintech Women, on January 21 at 5:30 ET pm.

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Citrix Systems’ $2.25 Billion Acquisition of Wrike

Jan 20, 2021

Shearman & Sterling advised software company Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) in its definitive agreement to acquire Wrike, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for $2.25 billion in cash.

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Shearman & Sterling Expands Leveraged Finance Offering with the Addition of Heather Waters Borthwick

Jan 20, 2021

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the appointment of Heather Waters Borthwick as a Leveraged Finance partner in New York.

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How to Effectively Conduct an Internal Investigation: Key Considerations During a Pandemic

Jan 20, 2021

Partner Adam Schwartz (Washington, D.C.-Litigation) participated in a webinar titled, “How to Effectively Conduct an Internal Investigation: Key Considerations During a Pandemic” on January 20, 2021 from 3:00–4:00 pm ET.

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New Final Regulations Issued Under Section 1061 Make Significant Changes Impacting 3-year Holding Period on Carried Interests

Jan 19, 2021

On January 7, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) issued final regulations (T.D. 9945) addressing circumstances under which net long-term gains will be recharacterized as short-term capital gains with respect to certain partnership interests (the “Final Regulations”). The Final Regulations provide guidance under Section 1061 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”)[1] and finalize certain provisions of the proposed regulations (REG-107213-18) issued on July 31, 2020 (the “Proposed Regulations”), as summarized in our previous client publication, “IRS Proposes Carried Interest Rules Recharacterizing Certain Capital Gain in Connection with Profits Interests.”

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UK Supreme Court Confirms Scope of Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

Jan 19, 2021

In a significant test case brought by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, the Supreme Court confirms business interruption insurance coverage for losses arising from COVID-19.

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Implementation Date for ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Protocol Approaches

Jan 19, 2021

Following many months of consultation, on January 25, 2021, ISDA’s IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and related Supplement to the 2006 ISDA Definitions, which together provide fallbacks for LIBOR and other interbank offered rates (IBORs), will take effect. Pursuant to Supplement number 70 to the 2006 ISDA Definitions (the Supplement), all transactions incorporating the 2006 ISDA Definitions that are entered into on or after this date will incorporate the new IBOR fallbacks, unless the parties specifically exclude them. The ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Protocol (the Protocol) will incorporate the new IBOR fallbacks into existing (legacy) derivatives agreements between adhering parties.