Marc-Alain Galeazzi

Marc-Alain Galeazzi

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Federal Reserve Officially Extends Volcker Rule Conformance Period with Respect to “Legacy Covered Funds” to July 21, 2017

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”), consistent with its previously announced intention, extended the conformance period with respect to investments in and relationships with covered funds...more

7/12/2016 - Banking Sector Deadlines Federal Reserve Foreign Investment Hedge Funds Legacy Funds Popular Private Equity Funds Time Extensions Volcker Rule

FinCEN Finalizes Customer Due Diligence Rule for Legal Entity Customers

On May 11th, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, published a Final Rule (the “Rule”) on customer due diligence after a four-year rulemaking process. The Rule...more

5/17/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Beneficial Owner Due Diligence Final Rules FinCEN Patriot Act

Federal Reserve Proposes Revisions to Form FR Y-7Q to Incorporate Capital Adequacy Standard Reporting Requirements for Foreign...

On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”) proposed a revision to Form FR Y-7Q to incorporate the capital adequacy standard reporting requirements for foreign banking...more

4/12/2016 - FBOs Federal Reserve G-SIB Leverage Ratio Reporting Requirements

Navigating Iran Sanctions after JCPOA’s Implementation Day

The announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency on January 16, 2016, that the Government of Iran has satisfied its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), has triggered “Implementation...more

1/21/2016 - EU Exports Implementation Day International Atomic Energy Agency Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Licensing Rules Nuclear Power OFAC SDN List

Volcker Rule: Federal Agencies Issue New Guidance Regarding the Seeding Period Treatment for Registered Investment Companies...

Under guidance issued on July 16, 2015 by the federal agencies responsible for implementing the Volcker Rule (the “Agencies”) RICs and FPFs need not be treated as banking entities during a seeding period of up to three...more

7/22/2015 - Business Development Companies Covered Banking Entity Federal Reserve Final Rules RICs SEC Seed Financing Volcker Rule

Agencies Issue Guidance for Foreign Banking Entities on the Application of the Marketing Restriction for the Volcker Rule’s SOTUS...

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the Volcker Inter-Agency Group posted a new frequently asked question (FAQ 13), clarifying the scope of the so-called “marketing restriction” under the SOTUS covered fund exemption. The SOTUS...more

3/3/2015 - Covered Funds Exemptions Foreign Banks Marketing Trade Restrictions Volcker Rule

Federal Reserve Issues Guidance on Implementation Plans and Other Enhanced Prudential Standards for Foreign Banking Organizations

On June 26, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) published on its website responses to frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) relating to enhanced prudential standards under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act and its...more

7/1/2014 - Dodd-Frank FBOs Federal Reserve Regulation YY

OCC’s Interim Volcker Rule Examination Procedures Provide Much-Needed Guidance to Banks Seeking to Comply

On June 12, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued interim procedures for examiners to assess banks’ progress in developing a framework to comply with the requirements of what is commonly known as...more

6/18/2014 - Bank Holding Company Banks Federal Reserve OCC Short-Term Investments Standards & Procedures Volcker Rule

Summary of Final Rule Imposing Enhanced Prudential Standards on FBOs

Last week, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Board”) issued its long-awaited final enhanced prudential rule (Regulation YY) under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Final Rule”) for bank holding companies and foreign...more

2/25/2014 - Banks Dodd-Frank FBOs Federal Reserve Foreign Banks Prudential Standards Regulation YY

The Volcker Rule: Impact of the Final Rule on Foreign Banking Organizations

On December 10, 2013, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, SEC, and CFTC (the “Agencies”) issued the long-awaited final rule (“Final Rule”) construing the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule generally prohibits banking entities — a...more

12/12/2013 - CFTC Exemptions Extraterritoriality Rules FDIC Federal Reserve Foreign Banks OCC Proprietary Trading SEC Sovereign Debt Volcker Rule

Fed Comes to the Rescue: Interim Final Rule for Foreign Banks under Lincoln Amendment

In a move that will be welcomed by the U.S. foreign bank community and its clients, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday issued an interim final rule that accords foreign banks’ uninsured U.S. branches and agencies parity with...more

6/7/2013 - Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Foreign Banks IDIs Swaps

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