Orrick - Structured Finance Group

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
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

FHFA Requests Input on FHFA’s Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022

On September 27, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency requested comment on its proposed strategic plan, which “…reflects the Agency’s priorities as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Agencies Propose Simplifying Regulatory Capital Rules

On September 27, 2017, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced a proposed rule intended to decrease regulation under these entities’…more
 /  Finance & Banking

CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends Existing Relief and Provides Additional Relief for Reporting Parties From Reporting Obligations as Required by the OCR Final Rule

On September 25, 2017, the Division of Market Oversight of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission “issued a no-action letter (CFTC Staff Letter 17-45) that extends current relief and provides additional relief to…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Community Reinvestment Act Regulations: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On September 22, 2017, multiple government agencies announced “… a proposed rule that would revise their regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) (12 USC 2901 et seq.). The proposed rule would amend the CRA…more
 /  Finance & Banking

ECON Draft Reports on Proposed BRRD II Directive and SRM II Regulation

On September 29, 2017, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (“ECON“) published two draft reports relating to the European Commission’s proposed revisions to the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ESMA Comments on MiFID II Implementation and Brexit

On September 29, 2017, Reuters.com reported on comments by Stephen Maijoor, ESMA Chair, on the implementation of MiFID II and Brexit. Mr. Maijoor believes that while implementation of the new rules under the MiFID II…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDIC Adopts Final Rule on Qualified Financial Contracts

On September 27, 2017, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation finalized a rule, similar to the rule approved by the Federal Reserve Board, relating to termination and cancellation rights for specified contracts and specified…more
 /  Finance & Banking

European Commission Adopts Amending Delegated Regulation on RTS on Consolidated Tape for Non-Equity Products Under MiFID II

On September 26, 2017, the European Commission published Delegated Regulation (C(2017) 6337 final), which it has adopted to amend Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/571, which supplements MiFID II Directive (2014/65/EU) with…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ESMA Consults on Draft Guidelines on Non–Significant Benchmarks Under Benchmarks Regulation

On September 29, 2017, ESMA published a consultation paper on draft guidelines for non-significant benchmarks under the Regulation on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On September 26, 2017, Moody’s issued a report entitled Proposed Update to the Banks Rating Methodology. On September 26, 2017, Moody’s issued a report entitled Banks…more
 /  Finance & Banking

ISDA Launches SIMM 2.0 for Calculating Uncleared Swaps Initial Margin

On September 7, 2017, ISDA launched a new version of its standard initial margin model (SIMM), ISDA SIMM Version 2.0, which includes a full recalibration of risk factors as well as: New risk factors for three product…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Capital Markets Union: Commission Proposals to Reform European Financial Supervision Regime

European Commission published proposals to reform the EU’s supervisory structure, including to extend ESMA’s role and powers in respect of prospectuses and market abuse on 20 September 2017. This represents the first concrete…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Texas District Court Rules on Damages Calculations in FDIC’s RMBS Suit Against Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank

On September 14, 2017, Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted summary judgment in favor of defendants Goldman Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. on certain aspects of the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Rating Agency Developments

On September 20, 2017, Moody’s published its ratings methodology for global title insurers. Report. On September 20, 2017, Fitch updated its ratings criteria for aircraft enhanced equipment trust certificates. Report…more
 /  Finance & Banking

New Rules on Venture Capital Funds Adopted by the European Parliament

New rules to facilitate innovative and socially beneficial companies accessing capital in the European Union were adopted by the European Parliament on September 14, 2017. The European Parliament approved changes to…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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