Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Regulatory Proposals on Removing Impediments to Resolvability

The Bank of England, the UK authority with powers to “resolve” failing banks, is consulting on how it might exercise its power of direction to remove impediments to resolvability. The Bank may require measures to be taken by a…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015

In this issue: - US Federal Reserve Board Implements Changes to the Name Check Process for Domestic and International Banking Applications - US Federal Reserve Board Grants Financial Holding Company Status to South…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

FTC Scores Decisive Win in Challenge to Food Distribution

On Tuesday, a federal judge issued an injunction blocking the Sysco – US Foods (“USF”) merger pending further administrative review by the FTC. The move, which ended Sysco’s acquisition plans, represents a decisive victory for…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Austria and Luxembourg Will Challenge Hinkley Point C State Aid

Following an 11-month investigation into UK support for the Hinkley Point C nuclear project, the Commission approved a modified UK support package on 8 October 2014. Austria announced yesterday that it will launch its…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #4

In This Issue: - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Approves Final Rule Amending Regulation D - US Federal Banking Agencies Finalize Revisions to the Capital Rules Applicable to Advanced Approaches…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Changes to Sanctions on Iran

What are the prospects for business with Iran after the June 30 deadline to complete negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program? In exchange for limitations on Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons, the European Union (“EU”),…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation - Supreme Court Decides Maryland v. Wynne and Rules that Maryland Tax Scheme Is Unconstitutional

In This Issue: - Maryland’s Tax Scheme Ruled Unconstitutional - “FTC Generator” Case Update - FSA Rules that Equitable Disgorgement May be Deductible Expense - District Court Upholds Attorney Client…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Taxation

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #3

In This Issue: - US Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Guidance Regarding Calculations of Stage 1 Threshold - US Federal Agencies Issue Final Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

FIFA and BHP Billiton: The Unique FCPA Challenges Present in International Sports

Recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have raised the profile of corruption in international sport and highlight unique FCPA compliance concerns. This note will explain…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #2

In This Issue: - Federal Banking Agencies Release Statement on Annual Stress Tests at Medium-Sized Financial Companies - Extension of Transitional Provisions for Exposures to CCPs Formally Announced -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Second Circuit Becomes First Court of Appeals to Address Pharmaceutical “Product Hopping” Under Antitrust Laws in Decision Barring Actavis from Pulling Older Version of Drug From Shelves

Few courts have addressed antitrust challenges to pharmaceutical “product hopping,” i.e., the practice of shifting customers from a drug nearing the end of its patent protection to a modified version that is covered by newer…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015

In This Issue: - US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Proposes Rule to Treat US Municipal Securities as Level 2B High-Quality Liquid Assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio - US Financial…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Structured Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case, Holding That a Structured Dismissal Can Deviate From the Bankruptcy Code’s Priority Scheme in Rare Circumstances

On May 21, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a decision of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, which had approved the structured dismissal of the Chapter 11…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

SEC Issues Proposed Investment Company Reporting Rules

Global financial regulators continue to push to dampen risk in the system and to improve their readiness to respond to the next crisis. After an initial focus on banks and insurance companies, that regulatory attention has been…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

EU E-commerce Probe to Target Online Restrictions for Physical Goods – Not Just Digital Content

The European Commission has recently launched an e-commerce sector inquiry. It will complement and inform its policy agenda for a Digital Single Market in Europe, which was announced on the same day. Companies contacted during…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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