Barnabas Reynolds

Barnabas Reynolds

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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2015

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

9/2/2015 - Banking Sector Capital Markets Central Counterparties CFTC Corporate Governance ESMA EU European Central Bank Financial Markets Forex IAIS Liquidity Market Participants MiFID NFA

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 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

8/26/2015 - Administrative Appointments Banking Sector Broker-Dealer Citigroup Derivatives EU European Commission Financial Institutions Financial Markets Fraud Hedge Funds Investment Adviser Leverage Ratio Payment Systems Prudential Regulation Authority SEC Securities Fraud

EU Clearing Obligation for Interest Rate Swaps Looms

Implementation of the obligation for central clearing of OTC derivatives under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation now seems imminent. The European Commission has adopted a Delegated Regulation that would impose a...more

8/24/2015 - CFTC Clearing Agencies Counterparties Derivatives EMIR EU European Commission Interest Rate Swaps ISDA Libor

Bank Resolution: English and German Courts Place Limits on Obligations to Give Effect to Actions of Resolution Authorities in...

In two recent decisions, European national courts have taken a narrow view of their obligations under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD)—the new European framework for dealing with distressed banks. The message...more

8/21/2015 - Banks BRRD EU Germany Goldman Sachs Jurisdiction Member State UK

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 2015 #3

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

8/19/2015 - Administrative Appointments Banking Sector CFPB CFTC Competition Authorities Derivatives Enforcement Actions European Banking Authority Federal Reserve OCC Prudential Regulation Authority Prudential Standards UK

SEC Moves Closer to Registration of Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants

On August 5, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) took several incremental steps toward completing its regulatory framework for security-based swap dealers and majority security-based swap participants...more

8/14/2015 - Final Rules Major Swap Participants Registration Requirement SEC Security-Based Swaps Swap Dealers

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 2015 #2

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

8/12/2015 - Banking Sector Capital Requirements Commodity Futures Contracts Derivatives EU Financial Institutions Major Swap Participants Pay Ratio Prudential Standards Regulatory Standards Security-Based Swaps UK

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 2015

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

8/5/2015 - Banking Sector European Banking Authority Federal Reserve Financial Conduct Authority Financial Institutions Financial Markets Financial Services Industry Investment Funds Prudential Regulation Authority Regulatory Agenda

Sanctions Round Up: Second Quarter 2015

After almost two years of negotiations, the P5+1 and Iran reach a final comprehensive agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program, which will likely result in the gradual lifting of international and US sanctions by early next...more

8/4/2015 - Cuba Enforcement Actions IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Nuclear Weapons OFAC P5+1 Nations Sanctions State Sponsors of Terrorism

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

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