Client Alert

The Volcker Rules Impact on Bridge Loans

November 08, 2011

Richard E. Farley

This client alert represents the second installment in a series of client alerts that will explore various issues presented by the current interagency proposal to implement the Volcker Rule and the first installment in a series of alerts that will address specific leveraged finance issues stemming from the implementation of the Volcker Rule. Specifically, this client alert addresses the potential impact of the Volcker Rules restriction on proprietary trading on the making of non-investment grade bridge loans in the context of committed financings for acquisitions. For a more general discussion of the issues and concerns in implementing the Volcker Rule please see our article titled The Volcker Rule Proposal Many Questions, Few Answers.

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