Orrick - Structured Finance Group

Justice Friedman of the New York Supreme Court Dismisses Two FHFA Repurchase Actions

On April 12, 2016, Justice Marcy Friedman of the New York Supreme Court granted motions to dismiss in two RMBS breach of contract actions filed by FHFA against Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. (“MSAC”) and Morgan Stanley…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Second Circuit Reverses and Remands Trial Court’s Summary Judgment Order in Favor of Morgan Stanley in a CMBS Case

On April 27, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the district court’s summary judgment order entered in favor of defendant Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital, Inc. in the Southern District of New York. …more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Securities Law

SEC’s Division of Investment Management Issues Letter Regarding Independent Verification Required by Rule 206(4)-2 Under the Advisers Act

On April 25, 2016, the Staff of the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a no-action letter that provides that it would not recommend enforcement action to the Commission under…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

European Commission Issues Call for Advice on Own Fund Requirements for Market Risk

On April 22, 2016, the European Banking Authority published a call for advice it had received from the European Commission regarding revisions to the own fund requirement for market risk as part of the CRR review. The call…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Insurance Europe Raises Concerns over Misunderstanding of Ultimate Forward Rate

On April 21, 2016, Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, released a press release raising concerns over how Solvency II liabilities are currently calculated, including discount rates. This press…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, International Law & Trade

ECB Offers Opinion on Proposed Regulation to Establish a European Deposit Insurance Scheme

On April 20, 2016, the European Central Bank (ECB) published an opinion on a proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EU) No. 8.6/2014 in order to establish a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)…more
| Finance & Banking, Insurance, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On April 18, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates U.S. Tax-Supported Rating Criteria...…more
| Finance & Banking

EBA Publishes Final Report on Provision of Information in Summary or Collective Form

On April 19, 2016, the European Banking Authority published its final report providing guidelines on the provision of information in summary or collective form for the purposes of Article 84(3) of Directive 2014/59/EU…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Privacy

SEC Solicits Public Comment on Business and Financial Disclosure Requirements in Regulation S-K

On April 15, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission began seeking comment on specific disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Adopts Business Conduct Standards for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants

On April 15, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules modifying regulations “for security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants (security-based swap entities).”…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

No-Action Relief Regarding Masking Information Reportable under the OCR Final Rule

On April 8, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Division of Market Oversight issued a no-action letter regarding the masking of information reportable under the ownership and control final rule (the “OCR…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Rating Agency Developments

On April 13, Moody’s published its approach to rating obligations with variable promises, where the source of variation is related to non-standard or non-credit-related reference factors…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

No-Action Letter Issued Regarding the OCR Final Rule

On April 8, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Division of Market Oversight issued a no-action letter regarding the ownership and control final rule (the “OCR Final Rule”). The OCR Final Rule requires the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

ISDA Publishes Updated EMIR Classification Letter

On April 13, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (“ISDA”) published an updated classification letter that enables counterparties to notify each other of their status for clearing and other regulatory…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

ESMA Publishes Principles on Stakeholder Engagement in Peer Reviews

On April 15, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published a paper on stakeholder engagement in peer reviews. The paper sets out six high-level principles guiding the interaction with stakeholders with…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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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

  • 415-773-5700
  • 415 773 5972

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