Foreign Banks Financing in the United States

West Legalworks Webinar

10 May 2011 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. EDT

Christie Adams
(212) 336-4024

Foreign banks are increasingly seeking to diversify their financing opportunities. With careful planning, foreign banks may access U.S. investors without subjecting themselves to the securities registration requirements applicable to public offerings and to ongoing disclosure and governance requirements applicable to U.S. reporting companies.

Topics Will Include:

  • Issuances exempt from registration under Rule 144A,
  • Issuances that rely on the exception from registration provided by Securities Act Section 3(a)(2) for securities offered or guaranteed by banks,
  • Setting up a Rule 144A or bank note program for straight debt, structured products or other securities,
  • Issuing covered bonds in reliance on Rule 144A or Section 3(a)(2),
  • Yankee CD programs, and
  • Banking and securities regulatory requirements to consider prior to setting up an issuance program.


  • Lloyd Harmetz
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Charles Horn
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Jerry Marlatt
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP




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