Ross Pazzol

Ross Pazzol

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 32

SEC/CORPORATE - 2016 Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Highlight Two-Step Mergers and Appraisal Rights - On August 1, a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) went into...more

8/22/2016 - Amended Regulation Appraisal Rights Delaware General Corporation Law Disclosure Requirements EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Forex Mergers SIFMA Swap Dealers

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 31

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Issues Notice Regarding SEC’s Approval of New NMS Stock Recording and Reporting Requirements Rule - On August 8, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued Regulatory Notice 16-28,...more

8/15/2016 - Alternative Trading Systems Chief Compliance Officers EU FCMs Interpretive Letters Margin Requirements Meals-Gifts-and Entertainment Rules No-Action Relief Regulation NMS Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) Swap Dealers TRACE

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 28

SEC Proposes Amendments To Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements: A Closer Look - On July 13, the Securities Exchange Commission proposed and requested comment regarding rule amendments to update and simplify...more

7/28/2016 - AIFMD Passport DTCC EU Eurozone GAAP IFRS MiFID II Regulation S-K Regulation S-X TRACE Transparency

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 26

SEC/CORPORATE – SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DIs on Application of Rule 701 – On June 23, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission...more

7/11/2016 - Associated Persons C&DIs Chapter 11 Credit Default Swaps Economic Sanctions EU FINRA Golden Leash Arrangements Lehman Brothers Mergers MiFIR Popular SEFs Smaller Reporting Companies Stock Float Suspicious Activity Reports UK UK Brexit

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 25

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Proposes Rules Updating Mining Registrant Disclosure Requirements - On June 16, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules (Proposed Rules) to modernize the property disclosure...more

6/27/2016 - CME Customer Protection Rule EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Form PQR No-Action Relief Regulation S-K UK UK Brexit

SEC Approves IEX as a National Securities Exchange and Issues Interpretation To Allow IEX "Speed Bump"

As has been widely reported, the application of Investors' Exchange, LLC (IEX) to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a national securities exchange has generated unprecedented interest and a fair...more

6/24/2016 - Flash Boys High Frequency Trading Investors' Exchange (IEX) SEC Securities Exchanges

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 24

SEC/CORPORATE - DC Circuit Court Rejects States’ Challenge of Blue Sky Preemption Under Regulation A+ - On June 14, the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (the DC Circuit) rejected challenges...more

6/20/2016 - Blue Sky Laws Central Counterparties Credit Default Swaps Derivatives Clearing Organizations Futures Margin Requirements No-Action Relief Preemption Regulation A Reporting Requirements Third Country Entities

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 23

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Adopts Amendment to Form 10-K Permitting the Summary of Business and Financial Information - On June 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted an interim final rule (Rule), as mandated...more

6/13/2016 - Algorithmic Trading European Commission Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Form 10-K Interest Rate Swaps MiFID II Registration Requirement Security-Based Swaps Swap Clearing

CFTC Proposes To Allow Designated Contract Markets and Swap Execution Facilities To Recognize Certain Hedging and Spread Positions...

On May 26, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed amendments to its previously proposed rules related to speculative position limits on 28 core referenced futures contracts (the "2016 Amendment"). If...more

6/7/2016 - CFTC Hedging Position Limits Proposed Amendments SEFs

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 19

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves PCAOB Rules Requiring Disclosure of Audit Participants - On May 9, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the proposed new rules and related amendments to auditing standards...more

5/16/2016 - Audits Commodities Exchange Act EU MiFID II MiFIR Non-GAAP Financial Measures PCAOB Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) Stock Options UCITS

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 18

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves Amendments to Implement Provisions of the JOBS Act and FAST Act - On May 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved amendments to revise certain rules under the Securities...more

5/9/2016 - CFPB Crowdfunding EU Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) G-SIB ISDA JOBS Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses MiFID II Regulation Technical Standards (RTS)

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 17

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Modifies and Extends Pilot Program for NMS Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility - The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an order that modifies and extends the National...more

5/2/2016 - Alternative Trading Systems Capital Markets Union ECON EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) MiFID II Regulation NMS Virtual Currency

The SEC Approves a FINRA Rule Amendment Requiring Registration of Associated Persons Who Design or Develop Algorithmic Trading...

On April 7, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to NASD Rule 1032(f) which will require registration as Securities Traders of associated persons who are primarily responsible for the design,...more

4/15/2016 - Algorithmic Trading Associated Persons FINRA NASD Registration Requirement SEC

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 14

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Approves FINRA’s Proposed Expansion of Supplement Schedule for Derivatives and Off-Balance Sheet Items - On April 5, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released Regulatory Notice 16-11...more

4/11/2016 - CFTC Corporate Governance EU Exchange-Traded Products FDIC Filing Requirements FINRA Guidance Update MiFIR Natural Gas Remuneration Swaps UCITS V

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 13

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Proposes Amendment to Transactions in Exchange-Traded Managed Fund Shares Rule - On March 29, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a...more

4/4/2016 - Derivatives EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Exchange-Traded Products FINRA

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 12

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Issues No-Action Relief Pursuant to Rule 14a-8(i)(9) - As previously reported in the Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest edition of October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission's...more

3/28/2016 - CD&I Federal Reserve No-Action Relief Prepaid Payment Products Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals

European Commission Adopts Equivalence Decision in Regards to US CFTC-Registered CCPs

On March 15, the European Commission (the Commission) adopted an equivalence decision in regards to US central counterparties (CCPs). The equivalence decision will allow CCPs authorized and registered with the Commodity...more

3/23/2016 - Central Counterparties CFTC EMIR Equivalency Determinations EU European Commission No-Action Relief

CFTC Approves Final Rule Eliminating Certain Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Trade Option End-Users

On March 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved a final rule removing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for trade option counterparties that are neither swap dealers nor major swap...more

3/22/2016 - CFTC Final Rules Major Swap Participants Recordkeeping Requirements Swap Dealers

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 11

CFTC - CFTC Approves Final Rule Eliminating Certain Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Trade Option End-Users - On March 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved a final rule...more

3/21/2016 - CFTC Derivatives Clearing Organizations EU Final Rules Market Abuse No-Action Relief Recordkeeping Requirements Risk Mitigation SEFs

SEC Announces Creation of Office of Risk and Strategy

On March 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the creation of the Office of Risk and Strategy (ORS) within the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)....more

3/15/2016 - Administrative Boards OCIE Registered Investment Advisors SEC SEC Examination Priorities

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 10

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Announces Creation of Office of Risk and Strategy - On March 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the creation of the Office of Risk and Strategy (ORS) within the SEC’s Office of...more

3/14/2016 - Basel III EU Major Swap Participants Margin Requirements Person of Significant Control (PSC Register) Senior Managers Insurers Regime (SMIR) Swap Dealers UK

FINRA Requests Information Regarding Firm Culture and Values

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is requesting firms to submit information regarding their organizational culture and how those values impact business decisions. FINRA’s 2016 Regulatory and Examination Priorities...more

3/1/2016 - Broker-Dealer Corporate Culture FINRA

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 8

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Requests Information Regarding Firm Culture and Values - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is requesting firms to submit information regarding their organizational culture and how...more

2/29/2016 - Banking Examinations Comptroller Corporate Culture Depository Institutions EU Examination Priorities ISDA MiFID II No-Action Letters Recordkeeping Requirements Security-Based Swaps Stress Tests UK

NFA’s Interpretive Notice on Information Systems Security Programs Becomes Effective on March 1

National Futures Association (NFA) has issued a reminder that its interpretive notice on information systems security programs becomes effective on March 1. The interpretive notice, which was discussed in detail in the...more

2/25/2016 - Information Systems Security Program (ISSP) NFA

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 7

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies to Discuss Capital Formation Landscape for Small and Emerging Companies - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that its Advisory...more

2/22/2016 - Benchmarks Capital Formation Emerging Growth Companies EU NFA No-Action Letters No-Action Relief Rule 14a-8 Swaps UK

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