Orrick - Structured Finance Group

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The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669, United States
Contact: Katharine Crost , Chair of the Structured Finance Group
Phone: 415-773-5700
Fax: 415 773 5972
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on FinTech

On May 17, 2017, the European Parliament voted in plenary to adopt a resolution on FinTech and the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector. The provisional text (P8_TA-PROV(2017)0211) of the resolution has…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFTC Launches LabCFTC as Major Fintech Initiative

On May 17, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC“) approved the creation of LabCFTC, which it describes as “a new initiative aimed at promoting responsible fintech innovation to improve the quality, resiliency…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rating Agency Developments

On May 17, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Switzerland Residential Mortgage Rating Criteria Addendum. On May 17, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Germany Residential Mortgage Rating Criteria Addendum. On May…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

European Commission to Publish CMU Midterm Review on June 7, 2017

On May 18, 2017, Ugo Bassi, Director of Financial Markets, European Commission DG FISMA, confirmed that the Commission will publish its midterm review of the capital markets union (“CMU“) on June 7, 2017. Mr. Bassi stated…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

New FCA Web Page on Cyber Resilience

On May 18, 2017, the FCA published a new Web page on cyber resilience. The FCA notes that cyber risks pose a threat to all financial services firms. Firms should be aware of the threat, able to defend themselves…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Changes Proposed to CAS and STACR Programs

On May 8, 2017, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they are considering certain changes to the structure of their CAS and STACR note programs in order to widen the investor base for the notes through which they transfer…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

BBA Brexit Quick Brief on UK WTO Profile and FTAS

On May 10, 2017, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) published a Brexit quick brief: “External trade policy and a UK exit from the EU – the UK’s WTO profile and beyond”. The UK’s decision to leave the EU means that the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EBA Final Guidelines on ICT Risk Assessment Under Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process

On May 11, 2017, the EBA published a report (EBA/GL/2017/05) containing its final guidelines on information and communication technology (“ICT“) risk assessment under the supervisory review and evaluation process (“SREP“)…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EBA Publishes Final Guidelines on Credit Insitutions’ Credit Risk Management Practices and Accounting for Expected Credit Losses

On May 12, 2017, the EBA published its final guidelines on credit institutions’ credit risk management practices and accounting for expected credit losses. The aim of the guidelines is to ensure sound credit risk management…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On May 10, 2017, DBRS published its general corporate rating methodology. On May 10, 2017, DBRS published its methodology for rating companies in the capital goods dealership industry…more
 /  Finance & Banking

EBA Amends ITS on Benchmarking of Internal Approaches for 2018 Benchmarking Exercise

On May 4, 2017, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) published an amended version of its implementing technical standards (“ITS“) on benchmarking of internal approaches under Article 78(8) of the CRD IV Directive (2013/36/EU)…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EMMI Report on Outcome of EURIBOR Pre-Live Verification Program

On May 5, 2017, the European Money Markets Institute (“EMMI“) published a report on the outcome of the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (“EURIBOR“) pre-live verification (“PLV“) program. The PLV program has given EMMI an…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFTC Proposes to Amend Rules Governing Chief Compliance Officer Duties and Annual Reports for Certain Registrants

On May 3, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it will publish in the Federal Register proposed amendments to Part 3 of its regulations. The proposed amendments would (1) define “senior…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Brexit – European Council Adopts EU Negotiating Guidelines

On April 29, 2017, a Special European Council, meeting as 27 member states, adopted the Article 50 guidelines to formally define the EU’s position for the Brexit negotiations with the UK. The guidelines are set out under…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On May 3, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Rating Canadian Public Hospitals. Report. On May 3, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria. Report. On May 3, 2017, Moody’s proposed…more
 /  Finance & Banking
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