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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Council of EU Publishes Compromise Proposal on ELTIF Regulation - On May 27, the Council of the EU published a compromise proposal (10215/14), dated May 23, 2014, in respect of the European Commission's proposed...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Reports on Information that Competent Authorities Should Provide to it Under the AIFMD - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), has published a final report of technical advice for the European...more

Credit Crunch Digest - February 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on developments in a major Barclays Libor-related case; a multibillion-dollar Bank of America settlement with mortgage securities investors; Morgan Stanley’s settlement with the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - February 3, 2014

Protocol on the Operation of the ESMA MiFID Database - On January 29, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its protocol on the operation of its MiFID database (ESMA/2013/68b). The...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - December 16, 2013

Final Rules Implementing the Volcker Rule - On December 10, the Fed, CFTC, FDIC, OCC and SEC issued final rules to implement Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the Volcker Rule), which prohibit insured depository...more

JPMorgan Settles $5B RMBS Suits Brought By German Banks

On October 23, JP Morgan agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to settle cases brought by three German banks in the Supreme Court of the State of New York concerning the banks’ alleged purchase of $5 billion of RMBS....more

Massachusetts AG Announces RMBS Settlement

On September 9, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (AG) announced the state’s fourth mortgage-securitization related enforcement action. The AG alleged that during 2006 and 2007 a U.K. bank financed, purchased, and...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - July 29,2013

FHFA Statement on Freddie Mac Risk-Sharing Transaction - On July 24, the FHFA announced that Freddie Mac is nearing completion of its first risk-sharing transaction, a direct debt issuance, that will assist Freddie Mac...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - May 31, 2013

In this issue: - SEC Approves FINRA Rule Change That Requires Reporting OTC Equity Transactions Within 10 Seconds - NFA Issues Notice to Members Regarding Section 16 Financial Requirements for Cleared Swaps...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - May 13, 2013

In This Issue: FHFA Limit on Fannie and Freddie Loan Purchases to Qualified Mortgage; Rating Agency Developments; MBIA and Bank of America Settle MBS Litigation for $1.7 Billion: Assured and UBS Agree to Settle RMBS...more

Freddie Mac Files Suit Over Losses Due To Alleged LIBOR Manipulation

On March 14, Freddie Mac sued 15 banks and the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), claiming that the institutions manipulated the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and caused substantial losses to Freddie Mac on...more

Israeli Bank Sues UBS and Goldman Sachs Seeking a Combined $220 Million

On January 29, Bank Hapoalim B.M., Israel’s largest bank, filed summonses with notice against UBS AG, Goldman Sachs & Co., and their affiliates, in the Supreme Court for the State of New York....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - February 4, 2013

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - SEC Extends Exemptions for Security-Based Swaps - Fed Announces Release Dates for Results of Supervisory Stress Tests and CCAR - Rating Agency Developments...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - October 8, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments .. CFTC Guidance on Segregated and Secured Funds .. FHFA Seeks Input on Infrastructure for the Secondary Mortgage Market .. FHFA Announces Winning Bidder in...more

Credit Crunch Digest -- August 2012

This digest collects and summarizes recent media reports regarding potential liability, government initiatives, litigation and regulatory actions arising from the subprime mortgage crisis and credit crunch, as well as a...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - September 10, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments . Increase in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guarantee Fees . SEC Risk Alert on Pay-to-Play and MSRB . European Commission Consultation on Benchmarks and Market...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - August 27, 2012

In This issue: - Financial Industry Developments · SEC Decides Not To Release Money Market Fund Reform Proposal · Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Short Sale Guidelines · CFTC Proposed Order for Regional...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - August 13, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments · Extended Comment Period for Basel III NPRs · FHFA Notice on Use of Eminent Domain to Restructure Performing Loans · Rating Agency Developments -...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - August 6, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments · Extension of Deadline for Independent Foreclosure Review · Freddie Mac Amendments for LTV Ratios · Fed Rule on Risk-Management Standards for FMUs ·...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - May 29, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments · Fed Releases Citi and HSBC Mortgage Servicing and Foreclosure Action Plans · Rating Agency Developments - Recent Orrick Alerts · Orrick...more

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