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European Commission’s proposal on banking structural reform - a Volcker Rule for Europe

On 29 January 2014, the European Commission published a legislative proposal for a Regulation on structural reforms to the EU banking sector (the “Proposed Regulation”). The Proposed Regulation advances the recommendations...more

Proprietary Trading Aspects of the Volcker Rule – Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a final rule, and the Commodity Futures...more

The Volcker Rule and Capital Markets Offerings

Final regulations under the section of the Dodd-Frank Act known as the “Volcker Rule” were enacted in December 2013 (the “Final Rule”) by five federal financial regulatory agencies (collectively, the “Agencies”). The Volcker...more

European Commission Publishes Proposed Legislative Reforms of EU Banks

On May 6, the European Commission published a roadmap for legislative changes. This follows the October 2012 publication of the Liikanen report, which provided a set of recommendations on banking reform sponsored by the...more

Banking Reform Bill Completes Committee Stage in House of Commons

On April 16, the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill 2012-13 completed its committee stage in the House of Commons. A revised version of the Bill, as amended in the committee stage, has been published....more

UK’s HM Treasury Unveils Bank Break-Up Legislation, Expects Passage Next Year

On February 4, Britain’s HM Treasury introduced legislation—entitled the Banking Reform Bill—that would provide regulators with new authority to break up a bank if its investment activities put deposits at risk. The...more

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