Nik Mathews

Nik Mathews

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Orrick's Derivatives in Review - June 2015

NYDFS Finalizes BitLicense Regulations - On June 3, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services released its final BitLicense regulations, which it described as "the first comprehensive framework for regulating...more

6/16/2015 - BitLicense CFTC Department of Financial Services Derivatives End-Users IRS Mandatory Clearing Requirements Payment Schedules SEC Securitization Security-Based Swaps SPVs Trade Options

Derivatives in Review - March 2015

NYDFS Releases Revised BitLicense Proposal - On February 4, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") released a revised version of its proposed virtual currency regulations (commonly referred...more

3/13/2015 - American Bankruptcy Institute Automatic Stay Bankruptcy Code BitLicense CFTC Chapter 11 Department of Financial Services Derivatives Foreign Exchanges Foreign Markets Forward Contracts Ipso Facto Clauses ISDA Liquidation Margin Requirements NDFs Section 362 Swaps

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - December 2014

The Bitcoin Marketplace and Regulatory Environment: An Overview - Startup companies and financial products focused on bitcoin continue to burgeon, resulting in various regulators recently proposing regulations, making...more

12/22/2014 - Bitcoin Consumer Financial Products Derivatives Financial Products Margin Requirements Regulatory Agenda Startups Swaps Virtual Currency

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - October 2014

Prudential Regulators and CFTC Re-Propose Rules for Uncleared Swap Margin - Both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the prudential regulators re-proposed their April 2011 proposed rules imposing initial and...more

10/30/2014 - Banks Basel Committee CFTC Cross-Border Transactions Derivatives Dodd-Frank Extraterritoriality Rules ISDA Master Agreement Margin Requirements Proposed Regulation Prudential Regulation Authority SEC SIFMA Swaps

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - August 2013

Featured in this month's edition: - "U.S. Person" Definitions Under the Final Exemptive Order and the Final Guidance, Application to Certain Foreign Branches, and Determination for Collective Investment Vehicles -...more

8/27/2013 - Chapter 9 Derivatives Detroit Dodd-Frank Exemptive Orders Financial Transaction Tax IRS Municipal Bankruptcy Swaps

Orrick's Derivatives in Review - June 11,2013

The Derivatives in Review highlights important legal, regulatory and other newsworthy developments in the area of derivatives....more

6/12/2013 - CFTC Derivatives Dodd-Frank Financial Transaction Tax ISDA Margin Requirements SPEs

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