Laura Friedrich

Laura Friedrich

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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FinCEN Issues Final Beneficial Owner Identification Rules

In May 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued final rules regarding beneficial owner identification obligations for legal entity customers (the “Rule”). Under the Rule, covered...more

6/15/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Beneficial Owner Customer Identification Program (CIP) Final Rules FinCEN

SEC To Increase Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold

Every five years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is required to adjust for inflation the agency’s dollar-based qualification tests for when an SEC-registered investment adviser can receive compensation based on...more

6/6/2016 - High Net-Worth Investment Adviser SEC

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, May 2016

US DEVELOPMENTS - SEC and NYSE/Nasdaq Developments - FAST Act Amends JOBS Act and Creates New Exemption for Resales of Restricted Securities - On 4 December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation...more

5/9/2016 - Audit Committee BIS Corporate Governance Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) International Financial Reporting Standards JOBS Act Latin America MiFID II Modern Slavery Act Proxy Voting Guidelines Takeover Code Transparency Directive UK

US Financial Stability Oversight Council Focuses on Asset Management Products and Activities

On April 18, 2016, the US Financial Stability Oversight Council issued an update on its multi-year review of potential financial stability risks in the asset management industry. This note highlights takeaways from that...more

4/27/2016 - Asset Management Capital Markets Union EU FSOC Popular Risk Assessment UK

Sun Capital: District Court Relies on Constructive Partnership Theory to Find Separate PE Funds Liable for a Portfolio Company’s...

The most recent Sun Capital decision is a troubling development for private equity fund sponsors and will likely require a “rethink” of fund structuring when private equity funds own portfolio companies with significant...more

4/5/2016 - ERISA Investment Portfolios Multiemployer Plan Private Equity Funds Sun Capital Partners

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, October 2015

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of 2015 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

10/22/2015 - Audit Committee Capital Markets Corporate Governance Dodd-Frank Enforcement Actions EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Reporting G20 Latin America London Stock Exchange MiFID II OECD Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) Resource Extraction UK Whistleblowers

Significant SEC Rulemaking to Address Liquidity of Mutual Fund Portfolios

On September 22, 2015, a unanimous U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed far-reaching rule reforms intended to address liquidity risks in the mutual fund industry. The agency’s preamble indicates it was prompted by...more

10/2/2015 - ETFs Liquidity Liquidity Risk Management Rule Mutual Funds NAV Rulemaking Process SEC

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: Anti-Money Laundering Program and Suspicious Activity Report Filing Requirements for...

On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), the bureau of the Department of the Treasury with principal responsibility for implementing anti-money laundering rules and regulations, issued a...more

9/9/2015 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act BSA/AML FinCEN Investment Adviser SAR SEC

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - August 2015

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the second quarter of 2015 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

8/7/2015 - Corporate Governance Enforcement Actions EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Executive Compensation Financial Reporting Italy SEC

India: Recent Developments Regarding Minimum Alternate Tax

Over the past few months, several foreign portfolio investors registered in India have received notices from the Indian tax authorities demanding payment of Minimum Alternate Tax in respect of transactions which took place...more

7/13/2015 - Alternative Investment Funds Alternative Minimum Tax Foreign Investment India Investment Funds

SEC Issues Proposed Investment Company Reporting Rules

Global financial regulators continue to push to dampen risk in the system and to improve their readiness to respond to the next crisis. After an initial focus on banks and insurance companies, that regulatory attention has...more

6/1/2015

SEC Issues Proposed Investment Adviser Reporting and Disclosure Rules

In the wake of the financial crisis, the US Securities and Exchange Commission adopted detailed data reporting rules for private funds on both Form ADV (2010) and Form PF (2011). In its continuing push to gather more asset...more

5/29/2015 - Form ADV Investment Adviser Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Rule 204-2 SEC Umbrella Registration

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America 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

4/23/2015

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - February 2015

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

2/5/2015 - Diversity DOJ Employee Benefits Enforcement Actions EU Directive European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Executive Compensation Latin America MiFID NYSE SEC Securities Litigation Technical Standards

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition

In this issue: - US Developments - Global Development - EU Developments - Developments Specific To Financial Institutions - Excerpt from US Development: SEC Developments - Iran...more

2/24/2014 - Banks Compliance Corporate Governance Foreign Banks Iran SEC

As the Deadline Approaches…AIFMD: Marketing by Non-EEA Managers

The AIFMD is due to take effect on July 22, 2013. Yet countries across the EEA — with less than a week until the deadline — are at different stages of transposing the AIFMD into national laws. A number will miss the...more

7/18/2013 - AIFMD Deadlines EEA Managers Marketing New Regulations

SEC Lawyer Speaks To Broker-Dealer Registration Status Of Private Fund Managers

Late last week, a senior SEC lawyer encouraged the private equity and hedge fund communities to consider whether certain practices of private fund managers could subject these firms to SEC registration as broker-dealers....more

4/11/2013 - Broker-Dealer Fund Managers Private Funds Registration SEC

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