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 Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013. This...more
Recently, the DOJ issued its first opinion release of 2014 regarding application of the FCPA. In this instance, an investment bank and securities issuer who was a majority shareholder of a foreign financial services company...more
Novel theories by plaintiffs’ lawyers need to foster novel approaches by M&A lawyers.
A number of recent cases highlight the increasing risks for financial advisors and the lawyers who represent them. Financial...more
Bank Can Be Liable Under California Law for Overdraft Fee Charge Ordering -
A checking account that includes a debit card feature is a “service” under California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, according to a new...more
On September 23, the National Credit Union Administration (as liquidator for the Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union and Members United Corporate Federal Credit Union), filed nine separate suits in the federal district...more
Given, among other things, the current bank regulatory environment and dim prospects for future community bank profitability, many community bank boards are now considering the possibility of partnering with a like-sized...more
The report from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards includes recommendations on remuneration, diversity, and whistleblowing.
On June 19, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (the Commission)...more
A mining consumables company was sold to a private equity firm. Seven hours later, the company was onsold at a $22 million premium to a competing Australian mining consumables company well known to the...more
Corporations Code Section 25401 is the general anti-fraud provision of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968. Section 25504.1 makes a person jointly and severally liable for a violation of Section 25401 if that person...more
In a recent speech given to the ABA Trading and Markets Subcommittee, David W. Blass (Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets) focused on a number of activities commonly conducted by private fund advisers...more
The UK Bribery Act is still on the books – and there is very little enforcement action to report. Instead, we are treated to new personnel, policies and practices surrounding the UK Bribery Act, which so far has not amounted...more
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