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Spain Reorganises its National Regulatory Authorities to Comply with EU Guidelines

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Spanish government recently passed a draft bill for the “ rationalization and organization of the supervising regulatory bodies of the markets and the improvement of its governance” (the Draft Bill). The bill aims to...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 11, the first 100 Days of the Trump Administration, Part II

by Thomas Fox on

In this second of a two-part series, we conclude the panel’s discussion of the first 100 days of the Trump administration as it relates to compliance. This episode concludes with the panelists’ rants. 1. Matt Kelly opens...more

Financial Services Weekly News - January 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - In This Issue.The SEC and FINRA released their examination priorities for 2017; the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued an interpretative letter that would permit brokers to charge their own...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2016 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - A Possible Blueprint for Financial Regulatory Reform in the Trump Administration. During his campaign, President-elect Trump consistently emphasized that financial regulatory reform is a critical...more

New rules on technical provisions Article published in Italian on Insurance Daily on 5 July 2016 N. 960

by DLA Piper on

On June 7, IVASS (Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority) published the long-awaited Regulation no. 24/2016 relating to the investments and assets covering technical provisions....more

The SMARTER Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives Vote, Seeks to Harmonize FTC and DOJ Procedures for Challenging Unconsummated...

On March 23, the U.S. House of Representatives voted favorably on the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (the “SMARTER Act”), H.R. 2745. The bill, introduced by Representative Blake Farenthold of...more

Canada's New Political Landscape: Implications for Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review

After an unprecedented 78-day election campaign, the Canadian federal election results were announced late in the night of October 19. Canadians awoke to a new prime minister-designate and a Liberal majority government,...more

US China Trade War — Stock Market Crash, Presidential Trade Politics, Trade Policy, Customs, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Chinese stock market crash and world- wide effect on stock markets around the World has created a crisis with day to day developments. The World Stock market crash stated on August 24, 2015 and went through to August...more

US China Trade War — TPA Passes Senate–Developments in Trade, Customs, IP/337, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The major trade issue is Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) and the Trans Pacific Partnership. On May 22, 2015, after another close cloture vote, the TPA bill passed the Senate by a majority vote of 62 to 37 votes. The...more

US China Trade War–Developments in Trade , TAA, 337/IP, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

There have been major developments in the trade politics, trade, trade agreements, trade adjustment assistance, 337/IP, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. This month the blog post has grown substantially...more

US China Trade War – Default Dangers, Trans Pacific Partnership In Jeopardy, Trade, Customs Antitrust And Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

There have been some major developments in litigation, including dangers of default judgments, trade, Solar Cells, Chinese Antidumping, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. January was a very important...more

S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big

by Bloomberg Law on

May 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Rodge Cohen, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell who represents the nation's largest banks, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the concept of Too Big To Fail and a recent proposal from Senators...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- March 12, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; White House; SEC; CFTC; FTC; Miscellaneous; and UPCOMING HEARINGS. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week With the end of the week...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- February 13, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; Executive Branch; Federal Reserve; SEC; CFTC; IRS; and Miscellaneous. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week In a week that...more

Federal Regulation of Swap Agreements Proposed

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On May 4, 2009, Senators Carl Levin, D-Michigan and Susan Collins, R-Maine introduced the Authorizing the Regulation of Swaps Act (the “Swaps Bill” or “Bill”) which, if passed, would repeal a number of provisions of US law...more

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