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CFTC Staff Issues Revised No-Action Relief from CPO Registration for Certain Delegating CPOs

On October 15, 2014, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (“Division”) of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued a no-action letter (“Letter 14-126”)1 providing conditional relief from the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - October 2014

In this issue: - US DEVELOPMENTS - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation - Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters - EU DEVELOPMENTS - European Commission Launches…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, October 2014

In this issue: - Asia DEVELOPMENT - HKEx Releases Concept Paper on Weighted Voting Rights - US DEVELOPMENTS - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation - Recent…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

MiFID II: Commodity Derivatives and Emissions

MiFID II is the latest piece in a package of European and global reforms impacting commodity derivatives and emissions traders, drawn up in response to concerns as to excessive speculation and volatility in the commodities…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SEC Requests Comment on Proposed FINRA Rules Regarding Payment to Unregistered Persons

On September 25, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) solicited public comment on proposed FINRA rule changes (the “proposal”) that would substantively amend existing NASD and NYSE rules regarding…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2014 #3

In this issue: - Derivatives - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Recovery & Resolution - Financial Services - Funds - People - Excerpt from Derivatives: …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

German Court Joins Increased Trend to Police Internet Sales

The luxury bathroom fittings manufacturer Dornbracht has lost its appeal to the German Supreme Court against an order from a lower court awarding damages of €820,000 to a retailer because of losses suffered due to an…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - October 2014

In this issue: - EU DEVELOPMENTS - European Commission Launches Public Consultation on Proposals to - Improve EU Merger Control - ESMA Publishes Final Guidelines on Enforcement of Financial…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

European Commission Approves Hinkley Point C State Aid

The European Commission has decided that the revised UK support package for EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear project is compatible with EU State aid rules. In doing so, the Commission found that although the UK’s deal with…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

MiFID II: The Regulation of Market Makers

MiFID II introduces new laws addressing various structural and other issues relating to the operation of trading venues. Market making activity on such venues will now be subject to extensive regulation. This includes a…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2014 #2

In this issue: - Derivatives - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Recovery & Resolution - Bank Structure - Shadow Banking - Financial Services - Excerpt from…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

Tribunal Forces UK Competition Authority to Rethink Hotel Bookings Settlement

The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) quashed the decision of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), now the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), to close its investigation into pricing arrangements entered into by…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

How to Attract New Sources of Nuclear Finance? Avoid Nuclear Industry Jargon and Learn to Speak the Banks’ Language

The nuclear industry is at a turning point. In a post-Fukushima environment and with a changing industry structure, new technologies and new sources of competition, one of the key challenges for the future of the industry is its…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

United States and Brazil Sign FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement

The United States and Brazil have signed a “Model 1” intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) with respect to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). The Brazilian IGA is intended to simplify FATCA information reporting…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Recovery & Resolution - Financial Market Infrastructure - Funds - Enforcement - People…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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