Barnabas Reynolds

Barnabas Reynolds

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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #5

In this week’s newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

7/29/2015 - Banking Sector CFTC Derivatives Financial Conduct Authority Financial Institutions Investment Funds Investment Management Prudential Regulation Authority UK

Looking Ahead to Lifting Sanctions Against Iran - Key takeaways from the July 22, 2015 conference call

On July 22, 2015, Shearman & Sterling hosted a client call on Iran sanctions led by Dan Newcomb, Anthony Patten, Barney Reynolds and James Campbell to examine the impact of this historic agreement and discuss how companies...more

7/29/2015 - IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) P5+1 Nations Trade Relations

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #4

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

7/21/2015 - Asset Management Banking Sector Broker-Dealer Capital Requirements EU Financial Institutions G-SIB Investment Firms Regulatory Agencies Regulatory Agenda Ring-Fencing Stress Tests Volcker Rule

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - July 2015

In this issue: - HKEx Publishes Consultation Conclusions on Weighted Voting Rights - Corporate Governance Reforms in Japan - SEC and NYSE/Nasdaq Developments - Sanctions Round-Up - Noteworthy US...more

7/20/2015 - Asia China Conflict Mineral Rules Corporate Governance DOJ Enforcement Actions ESMA EU Executive Compensation Financial Reporting Proxy Advisors Sanctions SEC UK Voting Rights

Looking Forward to Lifting of Sanctions Against Iran

After almost two years of negotiations, on July 14, 2015, the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) and Iran reached an agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The Joint...more

7/16/2015 - Banking Sector Energy Sector Foreign Relations IAEA Inspections Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Nuclear Power P5+1 Nations SDN List Trade Relations

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #3

In this issue: - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise How Small Banks are Assessed for Deposit Insurance - UK Prudential Regulation Authority Consults on...more

7/16/2015 - Asset Management Banking Sector Broker-Dealer Corporate Governance Credit Ratings Cybersecurity EU Financial Services Industry Global Market Prudential Regulation Authority Prudential Standards Regulatory Agenda UK

CFTC Proposes New Approach to the Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has taken another step in refining its framework for cross-border activities, with a new set of proposed rules applicable to the cross-border application of margin...more

7/15/2015 - CFTC Commodities Cross-Border Transactions Margin Requirements Prudential Regulation Authority Rulemaking Process Swap Dealers Swaps

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #2

In this issue: - US Federal Banking Agencies Post Public Sections of Resolution Plans - US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Report Discusses Risks Facing National Banks and Federal Savings Associations...more

7/9/2015 - Banking Sector BSA/AML Capital Markets Capital Requirements Credit Rating Agencies Crowdfunding ESMA EU Financial Institutions Financial Markets Prudential Regulation Authority Prudential Standards Regulatory Agenda Regulatory Standards Risk Retention SEC Supervision UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

UK Regulatory Proposals on Removing Impediments to Resolvability

The Bank of England, the UK authority with powers to “resolve” failing banks, is consulting on how it might exercise its power of direction to remove impediments to resolvability. The Bank may require measures to be taken by...more

7/3/2015 - Bank of England Banks BRRD Counterparties Insolvency Prudential Regulation Authority UK

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015

In this issue: - US Federal Reserve Board Implements Changes to the Name Check Process for Domestic and International Banking Applications - US Federal Reserve Board Grants Financial Holding Company Status to South...more

7/1/2015

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #4

In This Issue: - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Approves Final Rule Amending Regulation D - US Federal Banking Agencies Finalize Revisions to the Capital Rules Applicable to Advanced...more

6/25/2015 - Banking Sector Basel Committee CFTC Community Banks Escheat EU European Banking Authority FDIC Federal Reserve Financial Conduct Authority Foreclosure Futures Mortgage Servicers OCC Regulation D Regulatory Agencies Regulatory Agenda Technical Standards

Changes to Sanctions on Iran

What are the prospects for business with Iran after the June 30 deadline to complete negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program? In exchange for limitations on Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons, the European Union...more

6/18/2015 - EU Foreign Relations Iran Iran Sanctions Nuclear Power Trade Relations United Nations

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #3

In This Issue: - US Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Guidance Regarding Calculations of Stage 1 Threshold - US Federal Agencies Issue Final Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of...more

6/17/2015 - Automotive Loans CFPB CFTC Credit Unions Derivatives Diversity DMO Dodd-Frank ESA EU FDIC Federal Reserve FICC Financial Institutions Financial Markets Foreign Banks FSOC FX Swaps Non-Bank Lenders OTC SEC Threshhold Requirements Volcker Rule

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015

In This Issue: - US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Proposes Rule to Treat US Municipal Securities as Level 2B High-Quality Liquid Assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio - US Financial...more

6/4/2015 - Banking Sector Capital Requirements Central Counterparties EU Federal Reserve Financial Institutions Financial Markets Investment Funds Municipal Securities Issuers Prudential Regulation Authority Regulatory Agencies Regulatory Agenda Stress Tests Structured Financial Products UCITS

Update On Third-Country Equivalence Under EMIR

The European Commission has adopted “equivalence” decisions on the derivatives regulatory regimes for central counterparties in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Further decisions are awaited for other jurisdictions...more

5/28/2015 - Australia CCPs Derivatives EMIR Equivalency Determinations ESMA EU European Commission Financial Regulatory Reform Hong Kong Japan Singapore Trade Repositories

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2015 #3

In This Issue: - Application of EU Requirements for Remuneration Policies for Small and Non-Complex Firms Confirmed - US Regulators Issue the Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric...more

5/21/2015 - Banking Sector Capital Requirements Derivatives ESMA EU European Banking Authority FDIC Interest Rate Swaps OCC Securitization Market SIFIs Technical Standards

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2015 #2

In this issue: - US Federal Reserve Board Releases Semiannual Report on Banking Applications Activity - European Banking Authority Monitors Additional Tier 1 Capital Instruments - European Banking...more

5/14/2015 - Banking Sector Counterparties Credit Ratings EU European Banking Authority Federal Reserve Harmonization Rules Prudential Regulation Authority SEC Securitization Market Tick Size

Changes in US Sanctions on Cuba Present Opportunities and Challenges

The Obama Administration’s recent loosening of trade restrictions on Cuba has the potential to open new opportunities for US businesses. However, there are several obstacles to be overcome before US companies may access...more

5/13/2015 - CACR Cuba EAR Economic Development Entrepreneurs Export Administration Regulations Export Controls Exports Imports Regulatory Standards Sanctions Trade Relations

Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive – Implications for Repo and Derivative Counterparties

The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) introduces an EU-wide regime for recovery and resolution planning for, and for resolution action to be taken in respect of, banks and large investment firms (typically the...more

5/13/2015 - Banking Sector EU EU Directive Investment Management

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2015

In this issue: - US Federal Banking Agencies Issue Guidance on Regulation Z and Regulation X - European Banking Authority Consults on Identification Methodology for Global Systemically Important Institutions...more

5/6/2015 - Banking Sector CFTC ESMA Financial Institutions Financial Services Industry New Regulations Prudential Regulation Authority Regulatory Agenda SEC

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2015 #4

In this issue: - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Seeks Comment on Potential New Deposit Account Records Requirements for Banks with a Large Number of Deposit Accounts - Basel Committee Removes Selected...more

4/30/2015 - Banking Sector Basel Committee CFTC Corporate Criminal Fines Deutsche Bank Enforcement Actions FDIC FSB Libor Major Swap Participants Merrill Lynch MiFID II Prudential Regulation Authority Prudential Standards SEFs Virtual Currency

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - April 2015

In this issue: - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation - Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters - Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Developments - Adoption of...more

4/27/2015 - Asia Capital Markets Corporate Governance DOJ Enforcement Actions European Commission Executive Compensation SEC Securities Litigation Small Business

Sanctions Round-Up: First Quarter 2015

In this edition: - US and EU continue targeting Russia for its activity in Ukraine - Cuba-related regulatory reforms announced - P5+1 and Iran reach framework agreement - US enforcement actions:...more

4/23/2015 - CACR Commerzbank Cuba Drug Trafficking Enforcement Actions Iran OFAC P5+1 Nations Russia Sanctions Terrorist Threats Ukraine

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