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5 Ways to Brexit–Proof Your Existing Contracts

Companies should be reviewing their existing contracts — at least those which may still apply at the point of Brexit — and amending the standard terms of business they propose to use from now on, to account for when the UK…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Investment Funds Update: Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - January 2017 - Issue 1: Ireland

Central Bank Signs Off on CP86 with a Location Rule Compromise - The Central Bank published its Third Consultation and Feedback Statement on CP86 on 19 December 2016. While the multi-location rule was abandoned, the final…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Investment Funds Update: Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - January 2017 - Issue 1: Germany

BaFin Publishes KAMaRisk - BaFin published the “Minimum Requirements on Risk Management for Investment Management Companies (Mindestanforderungen an das Risikomanagement für Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaften - „KAMaRisk“)…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Investment Funds Update: Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - January 2017 - Issue 1: France

AMF Consultations - Corporate Finance Advice and Intermediation in Miscellaneous Assets - The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the “AMF”, the French financial markets authority) has recently launched two public…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Alternative Facts? A World Without Dodd-Frank and Basel III

What if Dodd-Frank and Basel III were to largely go away? Eliminating Dodd-Frank has been a hobbyhorse of Representative Hensarling, the chair of the House Services Committee, for several years and has figured prominently in…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Reminder: Certain U.S. Reporting and Compliance Obligations for Investment Advisers and Funds

The U.S. federal securities laws and the rules of U.S. self-regulatory organizations (such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) impose certain reporting and compliance obligations on investment advisers and funds…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

UPDATE: Continued Regulatory Focus on US Political Contributions

Recent actions by financial industry regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”), and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”),…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Currency Hedging Survives ESMA UCITS Share Class Cull

For the past two years, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”), Europe’s main securities regulator, has had UCITS share classes in their sights. It has issued two discussion papers on the topic and has now…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Non-Reportable ≠ Non-Reviewable: Antitrust Insights for Smaller US Mergers

Acquisitions of U.S. companies that fall below the $80.8 million Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) reporting threshold may pose unique risks to buyers. Unlike HSR reportable transactions, non-reportable transactions typically do not allow…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

US SEC Publishes Risk Alert on Top Five Investment Adviser Compliance Issues Found During Inspections

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a National Exam Program Risk Alert on February 7, 2017 (Risk Alert), highlighting the “five compliance…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Staff Issues Guidance Regarding Open-End Fund Investments in Closed-End Funds

The staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management (Staff) recently issued guidance regarding open-end fund investments in closed-end funds...…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Substantive Consolidation: It’s Alive and Well (or Maybe Just Alive)

The doctrine of substantive consolidation (generally- the power of a bankruptcy court to consolidate the assets and liabilities of affiliated entities in bankruptcy) is a recognized remedy exercised by bankruptcy courts – one…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Singapore to permit third party funding of international arbitrations

Singapore is poised to become the first jurisdiction in Asia to introduce legislation permitting the use of third party funding in support of international arbitrations and related proceedings.? This follows the passing of the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products & Services

SEC Staff Clarifies Application of 1940 Act Section 22(d) to Brokers Selling Clean Shares of Mutual Funds

In response to a request for interpretative guidance, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff (staff) advised on January 11, 2017 that Section 22(d) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 does not prevent a broker…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

SIAC Introduces New Arbitration Rules Tailored for Investment Disputes

The first edition of the SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (the SIAC IA Rules) was released on 30 December 2016 and came into force on 1 January 2017. In releasing the SIAC IA Rules, SIAC has become the first commercial…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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