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Hastings-Bass and Mistake: Should the BVI follow Jersey’s example?

On 25 October 2013 the States of Jersey introduced never before seen statutory provisions which seek to clarify, as a matter of Jersey law, the existence and nature of the Hastings-Bass principle and the doctrine which allows...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Launches Consultations on New Market Abuse Regime Under MAR - ESMA has published two consultation papers on the draft technical standards and the draft technical advice it is developing for the implementation of a...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

New York's Highest Court Will Review First Department Decision on RMBS Putback Statute of Limitations - On June 27, the Court of Appeals for the State of New York agreed to review the First Department's December 2013...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

FMLC Publishes Response on Bail-in Powers - In response to a consultation by HM Treasury, the UK's Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC) published a letter on June 4 relating to the bail-in powers introduced by the...more

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

The Fed Approves New Fee Schedules - On October 31, the Fed announced new fee schedules, effective January 2, 2014, for payment services the Federal Reserve Banks provide to depository institutions (priced services). ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - August 19, 2013

CFPB Update on Mortgage Regulation Exam Procedures - On August 15, the CFPB released a second update to its exam procedures in connection with mortgage regulations to cover: (i) ability-to-repay; (ii) qualified...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - August 12, 2013

FHFA Input on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Multifamily Businesses - On August 9, the FHFA announced that it is seeking public input on strategies to reduce Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's presence in the multifamily housing...more

Privy Council Rules on the Court’s Equitable Jurisdiction to Set the Financial Terms of Relief against Appropriation

Last week the Board of the Privy Council delivered a critical sequel to its previous judgments in connection with the Cukurova Group’s attempt to recover shares following an appropriation. The Board held that not only can the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: April Housing Scorecard; Rating Agency Developments; New York State Court Dismisses RMBS Putback Action Against Nomura As Time-Barred; New York State Court Allows Trustee Lawsuit Against DB Structured Products...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - May 6, 2013

On April 30, the FHFA issued its progress report on the steps being taken to establish a common securitization infrastructure for MBS. The FHFA is encouraging interested parties to provide written input on the progress...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - April 15, 2013

Fed Proposal on Annual Assessments - On April 15, the Fed requested comment on a proposed rule to establish an annual assessment for bank holding companies and savings and loan companies with $50 billion or greater in total...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - April 8, 2013

UK Financial Services Regulatory Handover - On April 1, the long-awaited handover of power from the FSA to the "twin-peaks system," consisting of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - March 11, 2013

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - SEC Risk Alert and Investor Bulletin on Investment Adviser Custody Rule - FHFA Outlines 2013 Goals for Fannie and Freddie - Rating Agency Developments ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - March 4, 2013

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - Amendments to Fed and OCC Foreclosure Consent Orders - Fed Proposed Rule on Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities - Rating Agency...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - February 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments •CFPB Implementation Plan for Mortgage Rules •FDIC Proposed Rule on Insured Deposits at Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks •CFPB Bulletin on Servicers'...more

Real World - January 2013

Welcome to the Winter edition of Real World from Dechert’s London Finance and Real Estate Group, keeping you up to date with recent developments in real estate law and practice. In this issue: - An A-Z for 2013 – A...more

South Florida, Prime Destination for Litigants Seeking Evidence in Foreign Proceedings

Foreign civil lawsuits, private arbitrations using § 1782 to facilitate discovery - Let’s say you have a client who is a party to an arbitration proceeding pending in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In your investigation of the...more

Global Connection - August 2012

In This Issue: - Letter from the Editor - Section 337: Tips for Discovery in ITC’s Rocket-docket - Protecting International Rights in Domestic Legislative Processes - Understanding the “Dos and...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - July 23, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments · NY Fed Releases Money Market Fund Reform Staff Report · SIFMA Statement on Eminent Domain and TBA Trading · SEC Guidance on Ratings and Standards of...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - June 25, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments · Independent Foreclosure Review Remediation Guidance and Extension · FHFA Proposes Rule for PACE Programs · FHFA Anti-Fraud Measures for Fannie, Freddie...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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - April 30, 2012

In This Issue: -Financial Industry Developments · SEC and CFTC Modify Swap Definitions · ISDA Best Practices for OTC Commodity Derivates Trading · Rating Agency Developments -Recent Orrick...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - January 30, 2012

In This Issue: -Financial Industry Developments · OCC Proposed Stress Tests · FHA Increases Lender Indemnification and Performance Standards · FHFA Analysis Behind Exclusion of Principal Forgiveness as a...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - October 10, 2011

In This Issue: -Financial Industry Developments · Agency Consideration of NPR on Volcker Rule · Geithner Testimony on FSOC Report · Rating Agency Developments -Asset Management · FINRA to...more

Staking Claims Against Foreign Defendants in Canada: Choice of Law and Jurisdiction Issues Arising from the in Personam Exception...

Canadian courts have struggled in distinguishing between in personam jurisdiction and subject-matter jurisdiction (and specifically the Mocambique rule). In particular, they appear to overlook the two-fold jurisdictional...more

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