Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition


In this issue:


- Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Developments

- SEC Reporting Companies Begin to Comply with New Iran-Related Disclosure Requirements

- SEC Says Social Media is Acceptable for Company Announcements if Investors Are Alerted

- SEC Publishes “A Brief Overview for Foreign Private Issuers”

- New Developments, Practices and Trends for the 2012 Form 20-F

- SEC Approves NYSE and Nasdaq Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Their Advisors

- SEC Staff Issues No Action Letter to Allow Participation in an Equity-Based Compensation Program Involving Loans to Officers and Directors

- Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation

- Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds: US Supreme Court Allows Plaintiff Class to be Certified Without Separate Materiality Inquiry

- Gabelli v. SEC: US Supreme Court Rejects SEC’s Request for Exception to Statute of Limitations

- Meyer v. Greene: The Eleventh Circuit Rules that the Disclosure of an SEC Investigation is Insufficient to Plead Loss Causation

- In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation: Federal Court Dismisses Antitrust Claim Against Banks Involved In Alleged LIBOR Manipulation

- Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters

- RBS LIBOR Investigation


- Global Developments

- Obligations Coming into Force under EMIR

- Report on the Suitability Requirements for Complex Financial Transactions

- IOSCO Report on the Protection of Client Assets

- BCBS and IOSCO Consultation on Margin Requirements for Non-centrally Cleared Derivatives

- Excerpt from: Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Developments

In this section, we are covering developments relating to the implementation of provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Reform Act”) and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) through SEC rulemaking as well as other SEC developments.

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