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Lessons from Willful Blindness Decision Alerts

A recent decision by Judge Stuart Bernstein of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Irving Picard, as trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC v. Citibank, N.A., clarifies the parameters of the “willful blindness” standard applicable in fraudulent conveyance actions, and illustrates practical applications of safe harbor defenses that may be asserted…

Client Alerts | December 5, 2019 | Hedge Funds | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

NFA Implements New Testing Requirements for Swap Associated Persons

Beginning January 31, 2021, all swap associated persons and their supervisors (“APs”) will be required to satisfy the National Futures Association’s (the “NFA”) new swaps proficiency requirements. These requirements will apply to, among others, APs of investment managers registered with the NFA as commodity pool operators (“CPOs”) or commodity trading advisors (“CTAs”) that engage in…

Client Alerts | December 3, 2019 | Hedge Funds | Derivatives