Orrick - Structured Finance Group

ESMA Publishes Clearing Obligation CP for Additional IRS Classes

On May 11, ESMA published a consultation paper (CP) on the clearing obligation for additional classes of interest rate derivatives, including fixed-to-floating interest rate swaps denominated in Czech Republic koruna (CZK),…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Nomura Found Liable in RMBS Trial

On May 11, 2015, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found Nomura Holdings Inc. liable for inaccurately characterizing the mortgage loan collateral backing seven RMBS…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

JP Morgan and Others Voluntarily Dismissed from FHLB Boston’s RMBS Suit

On May 8, 2015, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston filed a stipulation of voluntary dismissal with prejudice of claims it levied against JP Morgan Chase & Co., the Bear Stearns Companies Inc., EMC Mortgage Corporation and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Joint Committee Report on Securitization

On May 12, 2015, the Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published a report detailing its findings and recommendations regarding the disclosure requirements and obligations relating to due…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

ESMA Publishes Consultation Paper on Clearing Obligation Under EMIR

On May 11, 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a fourth consultation paper (ESMA/2015/807) on the clearing obligation under EMIR (the Regulation on OTC derivative transactions, central…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

EBA Consults on Draft RTS on Specialized Lending Exposures

On May 11, 2015, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a consultation paper (EBA/CP/2015/09) on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on assigning risk weights to specialized lending exposures under Article 153(9)…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ESMA Updates Q&A on Application of AIFMD

On May 12, 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an updated version of its Q&A paper on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (AIFMD) (2015/ESMA/850)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SEC and FINRA to Hold National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers

On May 12, the SEC and FINRA announced the opening of registration for their 2015 National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers. The program is intended to provide an open forum for regulators and industry…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

ESMA Publishes Guidelines on the Definitions of Commodity Derivatives Under MIFID

On May 6, 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published guidelines (ESMA/2015/675) on the definitions of commodity derivatives and their classification under C6 and C7 listed in Section C of Annex 1 to the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

EBA Final Report on Guidelines on Triggers for Use of Early Intervention Measures Under BRRD

On May 8, 2015, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final report (EBA/GL/2015/03) on guidelines on triggers for the use of early intervention measures under Article 27(4) of the Bank Recovery and Resolution…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Delinquencies, Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Improve as Household Debt Stays Flat

On May 12, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report revealed that aggregate household debt balances were largely flat in the first quarter of 2015. At of the end of March, total household…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Rating Agency Developments

On May 7, DBRS published a report on it methodology for rating U.S. Timeshare Loan Securitizations…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Director of FDIC Submits Resignation

On May 8, the Director of the FDIC Jeremiah O. Norton submitted his resignation, effective Jun 5, 2015. Norton has served as Director since April 16, 2012…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking

Rating Agency Developments

On April 30, DBRS published its methodology for evaluating the mortgage servicers in a Canadian structured finance transaction. On April 30, DBRS released its updated methodology for rating Canadian structured finance…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Agencies Issue Final Rule Implementing Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies

On April 30, six federal regulatory agencies jointly issued a final rule establishing minimum requirements for state registration and supervision of appraisal management companies that provide appraisal management services to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential
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