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Originally published in Swampfox - January 22, 2013.
In November 2012 the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a 120-page “resource guide” to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. ...more
Central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives is a central pillar of the financial services reforms that are embodied in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The presumption...more
The FCPA world is fast-becoming the leader in new compliance strategies. The Justice Department and the SEC have embraced the requirement for conducting “proactive audits.”...more
Osler has published its 2012 Capital Markets Review which includes a look back at the year in Canadian corporate finance by Desmond Lee and Michael Innes....more
In its annual summary of regulatory and examination priorities, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) signaled that it will aggressively pursue market misconduct. The January 11, 2013 report follows closely on...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and International.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
As was widely anticipated, President Obama announced that he...more
When is a rose not a rose? When it is a charitable donation not made for philanthropic purposes and it violates the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). I thought about that concept when reviewing the Eli Lilly and Company...more
On December 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) with Allianz SE (“Allianz”), the insurance company based in Germany, resulting...more
On December 27, National Futures Association issued guidance for NFA members carrying accounts, accepting orders or handling transactions from an introducing broker (IB) whose NFA membership is pending in reliance upon...more
As we welcome in 2013, it is appropriate to reflect back on some of the things which have occurred over 2012 and in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement world, it was quite a significant year. The Department...more
One of my favorite “Seinfeld” episodes is when Jerry and George go to NBC to pitch their new television show which is about “nothing.” There are some parallels to this posting. FCPA settlements have dwindled during 2012....more
This Part III is the final installment of my review of the Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) FCPA enforcement action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this Part III, I will review the FCPA issues that...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted final rules requiring disclosure of the use of "conflict minerals" by public companies (including smaller reporting companies and foreign private issuers) in products they...more
Pot-smoking teens, ownership of e-mail, insider trading on false info -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for January 2013!...more
In Parts II and III of my review of the Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I will discuss some the processes and...more
As you see from today’s picture I am enthusiastically wearing a New England Patriots (classic) shirt. You may ask yourself why am I wearing this shirt? The reason is because of a rather rash wager I made with Jay Rosen, Vice...more
Three bills – H.B. 2368, H.B. 2369, and H.B. 2370 – that greatly expand the regulatory and enforcement tools available to the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities ("Department"), bring Pennsylvania law into...more
Recent changes to the commodity pool regulations under the Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”) may subject certain securitization transactions and their managers to regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...more
On December 17, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) adopted final rules amending CFTC Regulations 1.31 and 1.35. The final rules require certain market participants to record oral communications that lead to...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order commencing an administrative proceeding against the former members of the boards of directors (Boards) of five registered investment companies on December 10,...more
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently published OSC Staff Notice 33-738. The Staff Notice contains commentary regarding Internet platforms and other "matchmaking" services that are run by persons who are not...more
Originally published in Thomson Reuters - Securities Regulation Law Journal - Winter 2012.
Faced with the possibility of litigating against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Financial Industry...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) has approved a NASDAQ proposed rule change that revises disclosure requirements following a listed issuer’s receipt of notification from NASDAQ that the...more
On November 14, 2012, the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Enforcement Division of the United States Security and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued "A Resource Guide to the U.S....more
Significant changes to Pennsylvania banking laws will take effect on December 24, 2012, as a result of three bills, known as the “Banking Law Modernization Package,” signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett....more
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