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Privacy in Latin America and the Caribbean

With the enactment or implementation of several new data privacy laws in the past couple of years, the privacy landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to change dramatically. Twelve countries in the region now…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International...

Under a Clear Blue Sky?

Commissioner Aguilar noted in his remarks that “Regulation A-plus remains a work in progress, and no one can say what the ultimate outcome will be.” The Commissioner went on to note that a workable exemption would “attract…more

| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Issues New and Revised Guidance on Intrastate Crowdfunding

On April 10, 2014, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued one revised and two new compliance and disclosure interpretations (“C&DIs”) regarding crowdfunding and Rule 147…more

| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Charles Duross: FCPA reform, DOJ trials and the revolving door

What matters were you particularly proud to have been involved in during your time at the DoJ? I’m proud of all of it but I think there are probably a couple of specific matters that stand out in my mind. The first was…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

The Volcker Rule’s Trojan Horse for Smaller Banking Entities

The final rules recently enacted to implement the Volcker Rule (‘‘the Final Rules’’) impose on the largest banking entities a highly detailed and complex compliance regime. As to those so-called ‘‘less active banking entities,’’…more

| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Structured Thoughts: Volume 5, Issue 3 - April 9, 2014

In This Issue: - The SEC Issues Its Long-Awaited Sweep Letter on ETNs - FINRA Proposes Amendments to Communication Rules – Relief from Filing for Certain FWPs - Comprehensive Surveillance Sharing Agreements -…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law &...

NYC Mayor de Blasio Appoints New Finance Commissioner

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Jacques Jiha to be the next Commissioner of the Department of Finance, the agency that administers most New York City taxes. Mr. Jiha, who holds a Ph.D. in Economics, has more…more

| Finance & Banking

Ketchum Shares Bon Mots with BD Industry at SIFMA Meeting

At this week’s Annual SIFMA Law and Compliance meeting, FINRA CEO Rick Ketchum provided a number of candid and pointed comments in a wide-ranging and no-holds-barred interview conducted by long-time senior compliance official…more

| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

JOBS Act 2.0?

Having just marked the second anniversary of the JOBS Act, it seems that more regulatory change may be under consideration. We previously reported on various bills that were introduced in the House of Representatives to address…more

| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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