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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #5

In this week’s newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Looking Ahead to Lifting Sanctions Against Iran - Key takeaways from the July 22, 2015 conference call

On July 22, 2015, Shearman & Sterling hosted a client call on Iran sanctions led by Dan Newcomb, Anthony Patten, Barney Reynolds and James Campbell to examine the impact of this historic agreement and discuss how companies…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Introduction to Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates

This memorandum reflects the provisions of applicable and publicly available United Arab Emirates company law as of July 2015 and our understanding of both how that law is applied and the current practices and procedures of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The Court of Justice’s Preliminary Ruling in Huawei v. ZTE: The Final Word?

The application of competition law to standard essential patents (SEPs) has been the subject of significant debate. The latest instalment was provided by the Court of Justice on 16 July 2015 with its much-anticipated preliminary…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #4

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

The Federal Reserve Finalizes Capital Surcharge for Global Systemically Important Banks

Today, the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Federal Reserve Board approved a final rule (“Final Rule”) establishing an additional risk-based capital surcharge for…more
| Finance & Banking

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - July 2015

In this issue: - HKEx Publishes Consultation Conclusions on Weighted Voting Rights - Corporate Governance Reforms in Japan - SEC and NYSE/Nasdaq Developments - Sanctions Round-Up - Noteworthy US…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Keeping Marblegate in Perspective: Implications for Debt Restructurings, Indenture Amendments and New Bond Issues

Involuntary debt restructurings that have the effect of impairing a bondholder’s right to receive payment may violate the Trust Indenture Act. This was recently held in the Marblegate/Education Management Corp. bondholder…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

The Second Circuit Holds That Claims Against Lehman Brothers Related to Bilateral Repurchase Transactions Do Not Qualify for Customer Status

On June 29, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, which held that claims asserted by counterparties in…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Looking Forward to Lifting of Sanctions Against Iran

After almost two years of negotiations, on July 14, 2015, the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) and Iran reached an agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The Joint…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

FCA’s Concurrent Competition Powers – Final Guidance and Handbook Amendments Are Published

The FCA has published final guidance on use of its new competition law powers, together with amendments to its Handbook introducing a specific competition law self-reporting obligation which will have significant ramifications…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Finance & Banking

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #3

In this issue: - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise How Small Banks are Assessed for Deposit Insurance - UK Prudential Regulation Authority Consults on…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - July 2015

In this issue: - Financial Reporting: Commission Delegated Regulations on Equivalence of Certain Third Country National GAAPs to IFRS - Proxy Advisers: ESMA Consultation on Best Practise Principles for Voting Research…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

CFTC Proposes New Approach to the Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has taken another step in refining its framework for cross-border activities, with a new set of proposed rules applicable to the cross-border application of margin…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

The Supreme Court Holds That a Bankruptcy Court’s Order Denying Confirmation of a Debtor’s Proposed Chapter 13 Plan Is Not a “Final Order” Subject to Immediate Appeal

In a May 4, 2015 opinion1, the United States Supreme Court held that a bankruptcy court order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 repayment plan is not a final order subject to immediate appeal. The Supreme Court found that, in…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking
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