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A New Era: The New European Framework for Securitisations

by Hogan Lovells on

Following a prolonged period of political scrutiny and negotiation, the texts of two regulations implementing significant changes to the regulation and capital treatment of securitisations were broadly agreed by the three EU...more

Food, Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Update | Vol. IV, Issue 5

by Jones Day on

On June 13, 2017, FDA delayed the compliance date for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size final rules, providing additional time for implementation. The rules were finalized in May 2016 and...more

Countdown to PSD2: Towards a level playing field

by White & Case LLP on

When the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is transposed into national law among European member states in 2018, it will reflect a revolution in the payments industry....more

European Central Bank Harmonizes Regulatory Discretions for "Less Significant" Institutions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank has published a Guideline and Recommendation to harmonize the way in which Euro member state national regulators of "less significant" banks exercise discretions available to them under the Capital...more

Industry at odds with regulators over new framework for insurance recovery and resolution

by Hogan Lovells on

Insurance Europe, a trade body comprised of insurance associations representing approximately 95% of European premium insurance income, recently issued a press release reaffirming its stance on EU proposals for harmonising...more

EBA launches harmonisation of European covered bonds rules

On 20 December 2016, the European Banking Authority (the "EBA") published the final version of a report entitled "EBA Report on Covered Bonds - Recommendations on Harmonisation of Covered Bond Frameworks in the EU" (the...more

CFTC Permits Registered CTAs to Use Third-Party Recordkeepers; Action May be Required

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On April 20, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (the “Division”) issued Exemptive Letter No. 17-24 (“Letter 17-24”), which provides exemptive relief to...more

EBA avvia un processo europeo di armonizzazione della disciplina dei Covered Bonds

Il 20 dicembre 2016, la European Banking Authority ("EBA") ha pubblicato la propria relazione finale dal titolo "EBA report on covered bonds – Recommendations on harmonization of covered bond frameworks in the EU" (di seguito...more

"Despite Aversion to Regulation, Trump May Expand Cybersecurity Efforts"

President Donald Trump’s statements to date on regulation in general and cybersecurity regulation in particular suggest a conflict between his desire to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity efforts and his general antipathy...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 1 - January 2017

by DLA Piper on

As we enter our sixth year of publication, I am reminded of the old curse (or is it a blessing?), “may you live in interesting times.” Before our next edition is published, a new President will be seated in the Oval Office...more

FCC Orders Far-Reaching New Privacy and Data Security Rules

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has handed down sweeping new privacy and security rules for Internet service providers (ISPs). On Thursday, October 27, 2016, a sharply divided commission voted to...more

Be Aware Belgium - September 2016

by DLA Piper on

Under the principle of proportionality, can a serious cause be dismissed considering that the sanction resulting from the serious cause is unreasonable? In a judgment dated 6 June 2016 (S.15.0067. F/1, available through...more

Australian designs law - where is reform headed?

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It was back in 2012 that Australia’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) was first tasked with conducting the Review of the Designs System. In 2013 ACIP published an issues paper and in 2014 an options paper....more

Second Consultation on Harmonization of the Unique Product Identifier Launched

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions published a second report on proposed guidance for a harmonized Unique Product Identifier...more

MoFo IP Newsletter - August 2016

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Supreme Court Abolished Federal Circuit's Test for Willfulness - On June 13, 2016, in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., 579 U.S. ___ (2016), the Supreme Court unanimously abrogated the Federal Circuit’s...more

Harmonized Discretionary Relief for New Trading Rules

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On June 17, 2016, pursuant to Multilateral CSA Staff Notice 96-301 (the "Notice"), the securities regulators of each Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan (the "Announcing Jurisdictions") announced that they...more

Canadian private placements: new harmonized form means more reporting requirements

by DLA Piper on

On April 7, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106) in an effort to harmonize the exempt distribution report requirements...more

Harmonized Reporting for Private Placements (with Increased Disclosure Requirements)

by Bennett Jones LLP on

An issuer that distributes securities to the public must either file a prospectus with securities regulatory authorities and deliver such prospectus to prospective purchasers, or rely upon a prospectus exemption available...more

Bridging the Week - April 2016 #3

SEC Adopts Swaps Business Conduct Rules Different From Comparable CFTC Requirements: Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules imposing business conduct standards on registered security-based...more

OHADA Zone: Deadline for Amending Articles of Incorporation of Commercial Companies Approaches

by Morgan Lewis on

Commercial companies in OHADA member states that were incorporated prior to the entry into force of the Amended Uniform Act on 5 May 2014 must ensure that their articles of incorporation comply with the Act’s provisions by 5...more

House Passes GOP-Backed SMARTER ACT Aiming to Harmonize Merger Review Process for FTC and DOJ

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act by a vote of 235-171, despite strenuous objections from the Federal Trade Commission...more

European Central Bank Regulation Harmonizes Options and Discretions Applicable to Large Eurozone Banks

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank Regulation on the exercise of options and discretions relating to the prudential requirements for credit institutions was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The prudential...more

IOSCO publishes harmonisation responses

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IOSCO has released the responses to its consultations on harmonisation of key OTC derivatives data elements and harmonisation of the unique transaction identifier (UTI) (see FReD 4 September and FReD 21 August respectively). ...more

Draft Derivatives Laws Issued for the Canadian Cooperative System Harmonize Divergent Provincial Approaches

Draft derivatives regulations and a revised draft of the uniform Capital Markets Act (CMA) were issued in August 2015 as part of the process to implement the new Cooperative Capital Market Regulatory System (Cooperative...more

Music rights management in the Digital Single Market

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The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a technical review consultation on how effectively the draft Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016 (the Draft Regulations) implement EU...more

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