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The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Upholds Rulings With Respect to Subordination, Cramdown and the Make-Whole Dispute

In a memorandum decision dated May 4, 2015, Judge Vincent L. Briccetti of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York affirmed the September 2014 decision of Judge Robert D. Drain of the United States…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

SEC Issues Proposed Investment Adviser Reporting and Disclosure Rules

In the wake of the financial crisis, the US Securities and Exchange Commission adopted detailed data reporting rules for private funds on both Form ADV (2010) and Form PF (2011). In its continuing push to gather more asset…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Shining a Light on Payments to Governments: The Current State of “Publish What You Pay” Rulemaking Around the World

Over the last few years, a number of key jurisdictions have adopted regulations requiring companies engaged in natural resource extraction activities to disclose the payments they make to governments and state-owned companies…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Update On Third-Country Equivalence Under EMIR

The European Commission has adopted “equivalence” decisions on the derivatives regulatory regimes for central counterparties in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Further decisions are awaited for other jurisdictions and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Agreement Between Mongolia and Rio Tinto Opens Door to Future Mining Projects, Economic Growth

On May 18, 2015, the Government of Mongolia, Rio Tinto and the Rio Tinto subsidiary, Turquoise Hill Resources, reached agreement on development of the underground phase of the Oyu Tolgoi mining project. The agreement, termed the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2015 #3

In This Issue: - Application of EU Requirements for Remuneration Policies for Small and Non-Complex Firms Confirmed - US Regulators Issue the Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2015 #2

In this issue: - US Federal Reserve Board Releases Semiannual Report on Banking Applications Activity - European Banking Authority Monitors Additional Tier 1 Capital Instruments - European Banking…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

The Importance of Fixing Section 409A Compliance Failures Sooner Rather Than Later

A recent Memorandum issued by the Office of Chief Counsel within the Internal Revenue Service demonstrates yet again the perils of failing to comply with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. The Memorandum takes the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Changes in US Sanctions on Cuba Present Opportunities and Challenges

The Obama Administration’s recent loosening of trade restrictions on Cuba has the potential to open new opportunities for US businesses. However, there are several obstacles to be overcome before US companies may access Cuba’s…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive – Implications for Repo and Derivative Counterparties

The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) introduces an EU-wide regime for recovery and resolution planning for, and for resolution action to be taken in respect of, banks and large investment firms (typically the large…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2015

In this issue: - US Federal Banking Agencies Issue Guidance on Regulation Z and Regulation X - European Banking Authority Consults on Identification Methodology for Global Systemically Important Institutions…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SEC Proposes Long-Awaited Pay for Performance Rules

On April 29, 2015, in a 3-2 vote of commissioners cast along party lines, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed rules to implement Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2015 #4

In this issue: - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Seeks Comment on Potential New Deposit Account Records Requirements for Banks with a Large Number of Deposit Accounts - Basel Committee Removes Selected…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - April 2015

In this issue: - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation - Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters - Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Developments - Adoption of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

New Capital Raising Alternatives for Non-SEC Reporting Companies: Regulation A+

Non-SEC Reporting US and Canadian companies may now raise up to $50 million in a 12-month period under an expanded exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) under…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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