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Russian Legislation Update - 21 July – 17 August 2014

In This Issue: - Corporate: Register of Shareholders - Investment Partnership - Dual Citizenship - Economic Partnership - Excerpt from Corporate: Register of Shareholders: On 31 July 2014 the...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Derivatives - Compensation - Bank Prudential Regulation and Regulatory Capital - Recovery & Resolution - Credit Ratings - Insurance - Financial Services...more

ECB Opines on the Proposed Money Market Funds Regulation

On June 4, the European Central Bank (ECB) published an opinion on the European Commission’s proposed regulation on Money Market Funds (MMF). The MMF regulation, which is aimed at enhancing the liquidity and stability of MMF,...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

FMLC Publishes Response on Bail-in Powers - In response to a consultation by HM Treasury, the UK's Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC) published a letter on June 4 relating to the bail-in powers introduced by the...more

ECB Publishes Draft Consultation on Charging a Supervisory Fee

On May 27, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a consultation paper and accompanying questions and answers on its website concerning its draft regulation on supervisory fees. Under the draft regulation, the ECB would...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - March 17, 2014

On March 12, the Honorable Katharine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered Fabrice Tourre, a former Goldman Sachs trader convicted of violation of federal securities...more

"The EU Banking Union: Will the New Regulatory Framework Restore Confidence in European Banking?"

The European Union is implementing a single bank regulatory framework (Banking Union) that will formally cover banks headquartered either in a eurozone country or in a participating non-eurozone EU country. The U.K., Sweden...more

ECB Speech on SSM Comprehensive Assessment and Future Supervision of Banks

On November 20, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a speech given on November 18 by Yves Mersch, ECB executive board member, on the ECB’s perspective on current issues relating to the European banking union....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - November 25,2013

FDIC Guidance on Deposit Advance Products - On November 21, the FDIC issued final supervisory guidance to FDIC-supervised financial institutions with respect to the risks imposed by certain deposit advance products. ...more

European Parliament and ECB Inter-Institutional Agreement on SSM in Force

On November 7, the European Central Bank (ECB) updated its webpage on building a banking union to reflect the coming into force of the inter-institutional agreement (IIA). The ECB has agreed with the European Parliament on...more

European Central Bank to Undertake Comprehensive Assessment of Large Banks in Advance of the Single Supervisory Mechanism

In a press release dated October 23, the ECB announced that it will undertake a comprehensive assessment of large banks prior to assuming full responsibility for supervision as part of the SSM. ...more

European Sovereign Debt and the Clogging of the Banking System

Jens Weidmann, president of Deutsche Bundesbank, recently wrote a terrific piece in the Financial Times, making the point that the Faustian bargain between European sovereigns, their national banks, the ECB and EU...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 18 • October 10, 2013 (Global)

IN THIS ISSUE: - Discussion and Analysis - News from the Americas - News from Asia and the Pacific - News from Europe - Global Regulators - US Securities and Exchange Commission Developments - US Commodity...more

SSM Legislation Adopted by European Parliament at First Reading

In a plenary session held on September 12, the European Parliament adopted legislation establishing the single supervisory mechanism (SSM), as announced in a press release. ...more

Banking & Finance Litigation Update - Issue 65 (European Union)

In This Issue: - Domestic Banking - Domestic General - European Banking - European General - International Banking - International General - Press Releases - Case Law - Excerpt from...more

ECB Publishes May 2013 Financial Stability Review

On May 29, the European Central Bank (ECB) published its financial stability review with an accompanying press release. The ECB believes the financial stability conditions in the Euro area remain fragile, and that there is...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: The UCITS Agenda

The first item on the UCITS agenda for 2013 – the ESMA Guidelines on ETFs and Other UCITS Issues (the “Guidelines”) – has gone live. This article provides an update and clarity around the recently finalised Guidelines2 since...more

European Agreement on Creation of a Single Supervisory Mechanism

An agreement has been reached on the way the European Central Bank (ECB) will be responsible for the supervision of banks within the framework of the single supervisory mechanism. ...more

ECB Approves Oversight Expectations for Links Between Retail Payment Systems

On 23 November 2012 the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) approved the “Oversight expectations for links between retail payment systems”, which lay down Eurosystem oversight requirements with regard to...more

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