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ECB Guide on Approach for the Recognition of Institutions Protection Schemes

On July 12, 2016 the European Central Bank published a guide on the approach for the recognition of institutional protection schemes for prudential purposes. The report aims to ensure coherence, effectiveness and transparency...more

Major reform of the Luxembourg Company Law: What’s new?

Bill 5730 amending the Luxembourg Company Law (the Bill of Law n°5730 amending the law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies, the Civil Code and the law of 19 December 2002 on the register of commerce and companies and...more

New banking regulation on "Systemically important banks" in Turkey

A new banking regulation, “Systemically Important Banks” (the Regulation), has come into force upon its publication in the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The purpose of the Regulation is to determine (i) the “systemically...more

A Trip Through the Labyrinth – The Regulatory Man in Full

And now to return to our commentary a few weeks back about the stultifying impact of ill-thought through rules and regulations (at best) (Brexit has intervened). This is our Regulatory State which broadly attempted to pick...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2016 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

EBA Releases Final Draft Regulatory Technical Standards

On June 13, the European Banking Authority (EBA) released the final draft regulatory technical standards on assigning risk weights to specialized lending exposures under article 153(9) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (Capital...more

Transition of Authority from Bank Indonesia to OJK on the Supervision of Indonesian Banks

In 2011, the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – "OJK") replaced Bank Indonesia ("BI") as the supervisory body for financial institutions (which includes Indonesian banks and domestic branch...more

Don’t Drain the River: How US Bank Resolution Reform Will Dry Liquidity

Well-meaning initiatives to end the era of US bailouts have also dried-up market liquidity. That could be almost as dangerous - Banks perform critical functions in our economy, one of which is maturity transformation....more

EU Legislation Extends Central Counterparty Authorization Period

A Commission Implementing Regulation on the extension of the transitional periods related to own funds requirements for exposures to central counterparties set out in the Capital Requirements Regulation and European Markets...more

European Banking Authority Decision on Data for Supervisory Benchmarking

The European Banking Authority published a decision, dated May 31, 2016, on data for supervisory benchmarking under the Capital Requirements Directive. The CRD requires that regulators monitor the range of risk-weighted...more

European Commission Consults on Revisions to Capital Requirements Framework and EU Implementation of CRR

The European Commission published a consultation paper on proposed options for implementing principles of proportionality in the upcoming capital requirements framework, to review the Original Exposure Method and replace the...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2016 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #16

Lloyd’s updates requirements for performance management - Lloyd’s has published a market bulletin to update its “Performance Management – Supplemental Requirements and Guidance”. It consolidates a number of existing...more

European securitisation: Making a comeback? After seven years in the doldrums, moves are afoot to revitalise the European...

How likely is a successful revival of the market under qualifying securitisation — simple, transparent and standardized (STS) — going to be? That all depends on the results of the "trilogue" discussions between the European...more

European Supervisory Authorities Reject Proposed Amendments to Technical Standards on ECAIs Credit Assessments

The European Banking Authority, European Securities and Markets Authority and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (known as the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities) published an Opinion...more

European Banking Authority Argues for Powers to Update Benchmarking Portfolios for Annual Benchmarking Exercise

The European Banking Authority published an Opinion on the European Commission’s proposed amendments to the EBA's final draft Implementing Technical Standards on benchmarking of internal approaches to regulatory capital. The...more

European Banking Authority Revised Technical Standards on Additional Collateral Outflows under the Capital Requirements Regulation

The European Banking Authority published an Opinion on the European Commission's intention not to endorse final draft Regulatory Technical Standards on additional collateral outflows, prepared under the Capital Requirements...more

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Proposes Providing Securities Firms with Access to Discount Window

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley delivered remarks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2016 Financial Markets Conference, focusing on the connection between liquidity and financial stability....more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2016

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Regulatory Technical Standards for Disclosure of Encumbered and Unencumbered Assets

The European Banking Authority published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards under the Capital Requirements Regulation on the disclosure of encumbered and unencumbered assets. The CRR requires the EBA...more

European Banking Authority Publishes First List of Other Systematically Important Institutions

The European Banking Authority published the first list of Other Systematically Important Institutions in the European Union. O-SIIs are institutions which have been deemed by national regulators to be systematically relevant...more

European Commission Requests European Banking Authority to Assist in its Review of EU Capital Requirements Regulation

Two letters from Olivier Guersent DG FISMA of the European Commission to Andrea Enria, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority, on issues associated with its review of the Capital Requirements Regulation were published....more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Publishes Pre-announced Jurisdiction Buffer Decisions

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a list of jurisdiction specific pre-announced buffer decisions. In December, 2010, the Basel Committee published Basel III: a global regulatory framework for more...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

SEC Adopts Business Conduct Standards for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants - On April 15, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules modifying regulations "for...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Staff Working Paper Concludes Both Capital and Liquidity Need to be Regulated

In early April, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's Divisions of Research and Statistics and Monetary Affairs released a staff working paper entitled “Bank Regulation under Fire Sale Externalities,”...more

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