Financial Services Authority Short Sales

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One-Day Prohibition Imposed on Short Selling of Four Italian Shares

On February 27, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had prohibited short selling of the shares of four named Italian financial institutions for the duration of the February 27 trading day. The...more

FSA Temporary Prohibition on Short-Selling of Certain Italian Shares

On February 27, the FSA published a statement announcing an immediate temporary ban on the short selling of shares in four Italian companies – Banco Popolare, Mediolanum, Intesa and Banca Carige. The prohibition was announced...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - February 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments •CFPB Implementation Plan for Mortgage Rules •FDIC Proposed Rule on Insured Deposits at Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks •CFPB Bulletin on Servicers'...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - February 4, 2013

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - SEC Extends Exemptions for Security-Based Swaps - Fed Announces Release Dates for Results of Supervisory Stress Tests and CCAR - Rating Agency Developments...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Financial Regulation

In the U.S., Europe and Asia, 2012 saw measured progress in the implementation of recent regulatory reforms, the Basel capital rules, the deleveraging of the financial services firms and deliberations about the role of...more

Financial Regulatory Update - December 2012

This newsletter highlights some of the key financial regulatory measures affecting the UK and EU during the period from 1 August to 14 December 2012. In This Issue: - Regulation of Banks and Investment...more

Short Selling Regulation and Updates to FSA Handbook

On November 1, the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) came into force across the European Union. The SSR applies to the short selling of shares, sovereign debt, sovereign credit default swaps and related instruments that are...more

FSA Announces Interim Short Sale Reporting Channel

On October 31, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) published on its short selling webpage forms for notification of net short positions in UK issuers required to be disclosed to the FSA under the EU Short Selling...more

FSA Notification Procedure for Short Selling Regulation Exemptions

Article 17 of the EU Short Selling Regulation (EU236/2012) (the Short Selling Regulation) provides for certain exemptions for market-making activities and primary market operations from the requirements to make notifications...more

FSA Consultation Paper on the EU Short Selling Regulation

On August 30, the FSA published a consultation paper on the proposed amendments to the FSA Handbook relating to the EU Short Selling Regulation (SSR), which will apply from November 1. ...more

FSA Announces Approach to Transposing EU Short Selling Regulation

On August 16, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) published Issue 42 of its Market Watch Newsletter in which it set out its proposed approach to transposing the EU Short Selling Regulation (EU236/2012) (the Regulation)...more

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