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New regulation tightens Vietnam sovereign guarantees

A new regulation took effect from 1 March 2017 on Vietnam sovereign guarantees for loans, commonly referred to as MOF Guarantees. Decree 04 imposes more stringent conditions on the issuance of MOF Guarantees compared with its...more

NCUA Requests Public Comment on Use of Alternative Capital for Credit Unions

The National Credit Union Administration (“NCUA”) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Rulemaking”) addressing the use of alternative capital for federally insured credit unions (“FICUs”)....more

European Labour & Employment Update - March 2017

New rules have come into force concerning employees' rights to disconnect from digital devices outside normal working time. From 1 January 2017, all relevant employers must negotiate on the employees' right to have periods...more

Germany: Termination for Breach of US Regulatory Rules Not Permissible, European Labour & Employment Update

The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") required Commerzbank to terminate the employment of a Germany-based employee on the basis that he played "a central role" in the breaching of US sanctions...more

The OCC Fintech Charter: A New Model for Tech-Enabled Financial Services?

On February 21, DWT Payments team members Andy Lorentz and Tom Scanlon took part in a discussion organized by NYPAY that focused on the prospects of the OCC special purpose fintech charter. The questions discussed included,...more

NJ Guidance on State Tax Addback: Refund Opportunity for Taxpayers Adding Back Capital Stock or Bank Taxes

For purposes of computing New Jersey corporation business tax, the statute requires a taxpayer to add back any taxes paid to other states on or measured by profits or income, or business presence or activity. Yesterday, the...more

Tennessee's Bankers to CFPB: "Regulation by Enforcement" Concerns Loom Large

The conference room was filled to capacity as bank presidents, chief compliance officers and lending executives sat in a U shape, facing the two speakers. A fissure of tension hung in the room and the audience looked...more

Financial Services Report - Spring 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE - In like a lion, out like a lamb—it works for weather; does it work for new administrations? We’ll have to wait and see. We’ll have to wait and see about the length of CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s...more

New CSBS Tool for BSA/AML Aims to Enhance Risk Assessment

As financial institutions face increased scrutiny on assessing Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) risk, there is now another tool to help document that risk. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS),...more

Alert: New Federal “Fintech Charter” Framework Released

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently came one step closer to making its fintech bank charter a reality. On Wednesday, March 15, it released a Licensing Manual Supplement (Supplement) with proposed...more

Ukrainian sanctions enacted against certain banks with Russian capital - changes in foreign currency regulation

On March 16, 2017, Ukrainian President signed a decree approving the decision allowing the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) and the National Bank of Ukraine to impose sanctions against Ukrainian banks funded by...more

Supreme Court defended secured creditor stating that premises in insolvency management shall be treated as being part of the...

In Russian insolvency procedures, it is quite common for third parties to try to exclude property from a debtor’s insolvent estate (konkursnaya massa) by claiming title to its real property in the absence of the registered...more

Wire Transfer Fraud: A How-To Guide

Businesses are increasingly falling victim to wire fraud scams – sometimes referred to as “man-in-the-email” or “business email compromise” scams. Although there are multiple variants, a common situation involves an attacker...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 13

On December 28, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") released a revised version of a proposed regulation that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions...more

Dutch Bonus Cap and Brexit

Dutch Central Bank provides explanation on international holding exception and Dutch Minister of Finance comments on circumvention. On 3 March 2017, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank or DNB) published a Q&A...more

Six FinTech Predictions for 2017

Last year proved a turbulent year for the FinTech sector. Although the industry continued to boom, the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump seem to have caused many investors to pause and reconsider investing in...more

NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations Compliance Guide: Applicability, Exemptions and Penalties

As discussed in our March 1, 2017 update,1 the New York Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") issued final regulations that require New York banks and insurance companies, as well as other financial services companies...more

New York Department of Financial Services Intensifies AML Enforcement Under New Superintendent

Superintendent of New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”), Maria T. Vullo, has focused the Department’s efforts on enforcement of New York’s Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) laws. Since her confirmation on June...more

Substantive inconsistency between express and implied terms

The Court of Appeal has considered the question of when a proposed implied term should be considered “inconsistent” with an express term of a contract, contrasting direct linguistic inconsistency and substantive...more

The Italian State Steps In: Government Guarantees and Precautionary Recapitalizations of Italian Banks

The Italian government has taken important steps to stabilize troubled Italian banks by approving Law Decree No. 237/2016 (the "Law Decree"). The Law Decree authorizes the Italian government to support Italian banks...more

Certain Companies that May be Subject to FDIC Orderly Liquidation Authority under Dodd-Frank are Now Subject to Qualified...

Companies that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) believes may be subject to FDIC receivership under the Orderly Liquidation Authority contained in Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act, and certain of their...more

What Do Recent Trends in PRA Fines Show Us About Its Enforcement Policy?

This Client Alert looks at the enforcement activity of the PRA since its establishment to better understand its enforcement policy. At the time the disciplinary enforcement jurisdiction of the Prudential Regulation...more

The Madden Saga Continues: On Remand, Madden Survives Summary Judgment and District Court Certifies Class

On February 27, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in part denied a renewed motion by Midland Funding, LLC (“Midland”) to dispose of claims brought by Saliha Madden (“Madden”) under the Fair...more

New York Regulations on Wage Payment Methods Declared Invalid

As we previously reported, on September 7, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) published final regulations on the methods by which employees must be paid, including with respect to direct deposit of wages...more

US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Issues Revised Comptroller’s Licensing Manual Booklet

The OCC issued a revised version of the “Changes in Directors and Senior Executive Officers” booklet of the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual...more

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