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This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Four criminal securities cases moved to or toward resolution over the past week. The jury in the Martin Shkreli trial returned a verdict of guilty on three counts and not guilty on five others at the end of last week....more

Legal and regulatory issues adversely affecting banks in Trade and Supply Chain Finance

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Following a meeting of the Basel committee in March this year, the Chairman Stefan Ingves, announced that the committee has made further progress towards the finalization of the Basel III accord are stricter capital rules and...more

H.R. 2148 Introduced to Clarify HVCRE Rules

by BakerHostetler on

In 2013, the Federal Reserve Board adopted rules to implement Basel III, a regulatory framework of reform measures for the banking industry issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). These measures include a...more

The Department of the Treasury Issues Recommendations on the Regulation of U.S. Depository Institutions

by Jones Day on

"A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions," a Report by the Department of the Treasury, identifies potential reforms that would promote the "Core Principles for Regulating the United...more

Treasury report on U.S. financial system recommends extensive mortgage lending reforms

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Treasury Department recently issued a report titled “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities-Banks and Credit Unions.”  In addition to recommended changes for the CFPB, the report devotes substantial...more

SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration

The Brexit vote and President Donald Trump’s election and proposed regulatory and other reforms have led to worldwide geopolitical uncertainty. We expect reporting companies will continue to disclose risk factors relating to...more

Jay Clayton Confirmed as SEC Chairman

A new era at the SEC officially began last week when Jay Clayton was sworn in as the 32nd Chairman of the SEC. The Senate’s confirmation of Mr. Clayton on May 2nd by a 61 to 37 vote continued the Trump Administration’s...more

Congress Introduces Bill to Clarify HVCRE Loans

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Eric D. Lemont wrote the article, "Congress Introduces Bill to Clarify HVCRE Loans," which discusses proposed amendments to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Specifically, Mr. Lemont describes how the proposed legislation...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Finalizes Phase 2 of Revisions to the Pillar 3 Disclosure Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published a consolidated and enhanced Pillar 3 disclosure framework standard. The Basel Committee announced in June 2014 that it was undertaking a review of Pillar 3. In January...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Publishes Interim Approach to Regulatory Treatment of Accounting Provisions 

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published details of interim regulatory treatment of accounting provisions and standards for transitional arrangements under Basel III capital framework....more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 5

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis Last week, the SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate announced that it will host an “Evidence Summit” to discuss strategies for raising retail investors’ understanding of critical investment...more

Alternative Facts ≠ A World Without Dodd-Frank and Basel III

by Dechert LLP on

What if Dodd-Frank and Basel III were to largely go away? Eliminating Dodd-Frank has been a hobbyhorse of Representative Hensarling, the chair of the House Services Committee, for several years and has figured prominently in...more

Uncertain Seas: European Financial and Regulatory Developments into 2017

Charting New and Dangerous Waters - Lloyd George and Epictetus may be long gone but their words have much resonance with the events of 2016. The political fallout from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (“EU”)...more

Delay to Finalizing Basel III

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced that it had, along with the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision, made progress towards completing the Basel Committee’s post-crisis regulatory reforms,...more

Final EU Guidelines on Pillar 3 Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority published final Guidelines on compliance with the regulatory disclosure requirements in the Capital Requirements Regulation. The EBA's Guidelines aim to ensure harmonized implementation of the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

FHFA Announces Increase in Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2017 - On November 23, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced an increase in the maximum conforming loan...more

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Finalization of Basel III

On November 23, 2016, the European Parliament published a provisional version of the text of the resolution it has adopted on finalization of Basel III. Among other things, in the resolution, the Parliament:...more

Econ Vote on Resolution on Basel III Revisions

On November 10, 2016, the European Parliament published a press release on a vote taken by its Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (“ECON“) in relation to revisions to Basel III, which are currently under consideration...more

European Banking Authority Responds to Commission Call for Advice on Large Exposure Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority published a report outlining its response to the Commission's call for advice, published on April 26, 2016, on the review of the large exposures framework laid down in the Capital Requirements...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consults on Regulatory Treatment of Accounting Provisions 

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a consultation paper and discussion paper on the regulatory treatment of accounting provisions under the Basel III capital framework and related policy considerations...more

G20 Leaders Publish Communiqué

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The G20 Leaders published the Communiqué from the Hangzhou Summit. The G20 Leaders reiterated their commitment to finalizing the remaining elements of the financial sector reform agenda, including, for example, finalization...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Progress Report on Basel III Implementation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a report to the G20 leaders, providing an update on implementation of the Basel III regulatory reforms since the Basel Committee’s last progress report in November 2015....more

Russian Legislation Update: 18 July – 4 September 2016

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of 18 July – 4 September 2016. In this issue: - Corporate - Banking - Anti-Money Laundering - Subsoil - Public-private...more

“High Volatility” - How Can Banks Avoid Having Loans Classified as HVCRE?

by Williams Mullen on

Where did the HVCRE rules come from? In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, international banking regulators determined that banks were not sufficiently well-capitalized and published the Basel III Capital Accords in...more

Financial Stability Board Reports on Risks Posed by Central Counterparties and the CCP Workplan

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board published a progress report on its CCP workplan. The progress report provides an update on implementation of a workplan agreed on by the FSB, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the...more

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