Category: Financial Crisis

The United States’ Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regime in a Post-COVID World

BY: Margaux Arntson, RBFL Student Editor The COVID-19 pandemic (“pandemic”, “COVID-19”) and countries’ responsive containment measures brought shockwaves to the world, especially to worldwide supply and demand. The pandemic disrupted global production networks, leaving many countries’ economies in turmoil. This environment presented opportunistic buyers with the chance to acquire or invest in foreign sectors and […]

Should Chapter 11 Small Businesses Be Eligible for PPP Loans?

By: Helen Park, RBFL Student Editor In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the U.S. government established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a $669-million business loan program, to help small businesses pay for urgent expenses, namely payroll, rent, interest, and utilities. These “loans” would be forgiven so long as they are used towards qualifying […]

The Federal Reserve’s Ability to Lend to the Economy under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act Amid its Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Michael Murphy, RBFL Student Editor The Coronavirus pandemic has thrust the world into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. To stymie the devastating effects of business shutdowns, mass layoffs,  and supply chain disruptions that shocked the United States economy instantaneously in March 2020, the Federal Reserve activated its lending powers under Section […]

Volume 36: Fall 2016

INTRODUCTION Introduction and Table of Contents ISSUE I – FALL 2016 Development Articles Table of Contents Kuhu Parasrampuria, SEC’s New Money Market Rules, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 2 (2016). Daniel Mello, Anti-Inversion Rules, the Pfizer-Allergan Merger, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Challenge, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 16 (2016). Alyssa Marchetti, Stricter Anti-Money […]

Financial Crisis: Retrospective

The financial crisis is far from over. Evidence of monetary policy response and regulatory reform abounds, including QE3, ongoing Dodd-Frank rulemaking, and daily developments at the ECB and the EFSF. But for anyone shifting to a historical perspective of the crisis and culling through recent financial history, the following timelines of the crisis provide an excellent starting point: the […]