The European Parliament may ease a planned ban on fund-manager bonuses that top fixed pay if investors get to vote on the larger awards, bringing the rules closer into line with those approved yesterday by national ambassadors on how much bankers can be compensated.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP represented American Realty Capital Properties Inc., which offered to buy Cole Credit Property Trust III Inc. for at least $5.7 billion, seeking to create one of the largest real-estate investment trusts that leases space to single tenants. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is advising Cole Holdings as owner of the external manager to Cole Credit Property Trust III.
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. will face opposition from secured noteholders at a Jan. 10 hearing for final approval of a secured $800 million loan to finance the reorganization begun Dec. 12 in White Plains, New York.
Claims for so-called soft dollar accounts against the brokerage unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. don’t qualify as customer claims and thus aren’t eligible for payments of as much as $500,000 each from the fund maintained by the Securities Investor Protection Corp., a bankruptcy judge ruled.
The former chief executive officer of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., Paul R. Allen, admitted to his role in what prosecutors say was a $1.9 billion fraud that included attempts to deceive the federal bank bailout program.
Billionaire Len Blavatnik ’s lawsuit claiming JPMorgan Chase & Co. lost 10 percent of the $1 billion he had it manage can move forward after a state appeals court upheld a judge’s ruling that the suit shouldn’t be tossed.