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FCA Publishes Two Papers on the Effectiveness of UK Primary Markets

by Jones Day on

In the FCA's 2016/2017 Business Plan, one of the FCA's main priorities was to carry out a review of the structure of the United Kingdom's primary markets in order to ensure that they continue to serve the needs of both...more

New NZX Corporate Governance Code

by DLA Piper on

The NZX yesterday released its updated Corporate Governance Code (New Code), which will replace the existing Best Practice Code set out in the Appendix to the NZX Listing Rules (Old Code). The New Code has been developed from...more

SEC Denies Listing of another Bitcoin Fund; Petition for Review Filed for Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust

The SEC has denied a proposed rule change by NYSE Arca to permit the listing and trading of shares of the SolidX Bitcoin Trust. The reasons were substantially similar to the reasons the SEC denied a proposed rule change...more

Listing Reform in Hong Kong

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In June 2016, the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “HKEx”) issued a joint consultation paper (the “Consultation Paper”) in which they proposed to change the...more

UK Regulator Proposes Changes to UK Listing Rules

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority has published a consultation paper proposing amendments to the Listing Rules of the FCA's Handbook...more

Regulation Round Up - February 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The FCA and PRA announced changes to enforcement process with the aim of strengthening the transparency and effectiveness of enforcement decision-making processes. Some of the changes have already come into force, the rest...more

OTCQX Update

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In recent years, many Canadian companies have sought to create a U.S. market for their shares by listing on the OTCQX. Qualifying Canadian companies that have their primary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX...more

Channel Islands Stock Exchange: An Unlikely Hot Topic

by White & Case LLP on

European Leveraged Finance Alert Series: Issue 1, Vol. I - The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISE) was established in 1998. Since then, it has grown to a current total market capitalization of £393 billion. During...more

Saudi Arabia Update - January 2017

by Dentons on

Legal developments - Government's payments of the remaining dues to the private sector - As a result of the crash in oil prices in mid-2014, the Saudi government was forced to cancel projects and delay payments to...more

Saudi Arabia Sets Up New Secondary Listing Market (the Parallel Market)

by Dechert LLP on

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has approved new regulations for Saudi and for Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) incorporated joint stock companies (JSC) to list on the Kingdom’s new...more

"Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2016"

This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong...more

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - October 2016

This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, August 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the second quarter of 2016 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

Secondary Listings on the SGX – Key Requirements and Considerations

by Dentons on

As at 13 January 2016, there are 34 companies with a secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX”). Out of these companies, 7 achieved their secondary listing on the SGX in the past 5...more

SEC Streamlines Exchange Listings for Actively Managed ETFs

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On July 22, 2016, the SEC approved proposed listing rule amendments by NYSE Arca, Inc. (available here) and Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (available here) to provide “generic” listing standards for actively managed ETFs. These...more

USFWS Publishes Final Methodology for Prioritizing Listing Petition Status Reviews

by Nossaman LLP on

On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) published a Federal Register notice of its final Methodology for Prioritizing Status Reviews and Accompanying 12-Month Findings on Petitions for Listing Species...more

NASDAQ Adopts Rule to Require Disclosure of Third Party Compensation of Directors

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Nasdaq has released a new rule, Rule 5250(b)(3), which requires listed companies to disclose the material terms of all agreements and arrangements between entities other than the issuer (“Third Parties”) and directors or...more

Listing Indian Companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

India is now included as an “acceptable jurisdiction” by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “HKEx”). The HKEx also published a new “Country Guide – India” (the “India Guide”) relating to India-incorporated issuers....more

Top 10 Mistakes Florida Commercial Real Estate and Leasing Brokers Make

by Shutts & Bowen LLP on

A good deal of our practice involves litigation over busted deals – sales of real estate, sales of businesses, commercial leases. By the time we’re asked to get involved, the deal is usually already dead, with the parties...more

"Hong Kong Regulatory Update - June 2016"

This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong...more

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Capital Market Authority Amends, Clarifies Listing Rules

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Domestic issuers will welcome the amendments as they largely clarify or formalize existing CMA practices. Introduction - Further to the continuous efforts of the Capital Market Authority (the CMA) in the Kingdom of...more

Market Abuse Regime: Overview for Offical List Companies

by DLA Piper on

- INTRODUCTION The Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR") will replace the existing market abuse regime from 3 July 2016. MAR is designed to introduce a common regulatory framework on market abuse across the EU and generally...more

SGX public consultation on listing rules amendments to align with changes to the Companies Act - Electronic transmission of...

by Dentons on

After a series of public consultations by the Steering Committee for the Review of the Companies Act, key provisions in the Companies Act (Cap 50) of Singapore (Companies Act) were identified for reform and refinement. The...more

Renewable Alert Letter 25: Introduction of Listed Renewable Energy Funds

Procedures began in April 2016 for the long awaited listing of the first infrastructure fund on the Tokyo Stock Exchange targeted at investments in renewable energy plants and other infrastructure facilities. Among the...more

‘Brexit’ Implications for Listings of Securities on the London Stock Exchange

by Morgan Lewis on

If Britain decides to leave the European Union as a result of a “Brexit” vote on 23 June 2016, the effect on the UK and EU financial services sectors could be significant; in particular, there could be effects on the London...more

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