Orrick - Structured Finance Group

No-Action Relief Allowing Use of Consolidated Risk Disclosure Statement

On November 30, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission‘s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight provided no-action relief to futures commission merchants (FCMs) and introducing brokers (IBs), allowing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Rating Agency Developments

On November 30, 2016, Fitch published its U.S. water and sewer revenue bond rating criteria. Report. On November 29, 2016, Fitch published its rating criteria for RMBS transactions in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

European Commission Adopts Delegated Regulation on RTS on Criteria for Establishing When an Activity Is Considered to Be Ancillary to the Main Business

The European Commission adopted, on December 1, 2016, a Delegated Regulation supplementing the MiFID II Directive (2014/65/EU) in relation to regulatory technical standards (“RTS“) on the criteria for establishing when an…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Finalization of Basel III

On November 23, 2016, the European Parliament published a provisional version of the text of the resolution it has adopted on finalization of Basel III. Among other things, in the resolution, the Parliament:…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On November 23, 2016, Moody’s published its updated methodology for Special Assessment/Special Property Tax (Non-Ad Valorem) Debt. Release. On November 17, 2016, Fitch published its updated criteria for Analysis of…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

FHFA Announces Increase in Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2017

On November 23, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced an increase in the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The maximum loan limit for one-unit properties in…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

CFTC Unanimously Approves Final Rule Amendments to Its Regulations Regarding CPO Financial Reports

On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC“) announced that it had approved amendments to its regulations applicable to commodity pool operators and the financial reports they are required to…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

European Commission Adopts Delegated Regulation Amending List of High-Risk Third Countries Under the Fourth Money Laundering Directive

On November 28, 2016, the Council of the EU published a Commission Delegated Regulation (C(2016) 7495 final) amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 supplementing the Fourth Money Laundering Directive ((EU)…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) Publishes Country-Specific Warning on Vulnerabilities in the Residential Real Estate Sector

On November 28, 2016, the European Systemic Risk Board (“ESRB“) published a report on vulnerabilities in the EU residential real estate sector, together with eight country-specific warnings and a Q&As document. The warnings…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential

Council of the EU Announces Political Agreement on MMF Regulation

On November 16, 2016, the Council of the EU published a press release announcing that its presidency has reached a provisional agreement with representatives of the European Parliament on the proposed Regulation on Money Market…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On November 16, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Equity REITs. Release. On November 16, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Rating Criteria for…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

European Court of Auditors Special Report on Single Supervisory Mechanism

On November 18, 2016, the European Court of Auditors published a report on the Single Supervisory Mechanism (“SSM“) (No 29/2016). The SSM was set up by the European Central Bank (“ECB“) to ensure the consistent application of…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFTC Division of Market Oversight Reminds Market Participants of the Upcoming Expiration of Certain No Action Relief From the Ownership and Control Final Rule

On November 16, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC“) issued a reminder that previously specified no-action relief will shortly be expiring. On November 18, 2016, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern time, revised…more
| Finance & Banking

FDIC Board Approves Final Rule on Deposit Account Recordkeeping Requirements to Facilitate Timely Access to Deposits in Large Bank Failures

On November 15, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC“) issued a final rule relating to recordkeeping requirements for FDIC-insured entities with more than 2 million deposit accounts…more
| Finance & Banking

Majority of Claims Against RBS Dismissed in MBS Suit

On November 14, 2016, plaintiff Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (“FHLBB“) and defendants RBS Securities Inc., RBS Acceptance, Inc., RBS Financial Products, Inc., and RBS Holdings, USA (Inc.) (together, “RBS“) filed a joint…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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Contact

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

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
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Other U.S. Locations
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