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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 46

ISS Releases 2017 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates - On November 21, ISS published its 2017 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates, which will be in effect for meetings held on or after February 1, 2017. The US 2017 updates cover...more

European Commission Adopts Equivalence Decision in Regards to US CFTC-Registered CCPs

On March 15, the European Commission (the Commission) adopted an equivalence decision in regards to US central counterparties (CCPs). The equivalence decision will allow CCPs authorized and registered with the Commodity...more

European Commission Adopts Delegated Regulation To Require Mandatory Clearing of Certain Credit Default Swaps

On March 1, the European Commission (EC) adopted new rules in the form of a delegated regulation (Delegated Regulation) to impose clearing obligations on certain index credit default swaps (CDSs). The contracts captured by...more

EU Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Publishes Reports in Relation to MiFID II

As discussed in our Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest edition of February 12, 2016, on February 10, the European Commission (the Commission) announced proposals to provide for a one-year extension to the application dates...more

European Commission Proposes One-Year Extension for MiFID II

On February 10, the European Commission (EC) announced its legislative proposal (Proposal) that would provide for a one-year extension to the application of the amended Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and the...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 6

BROKER-DEALER - Change to the No-Action Relief Regarding Definition of “Ready Market” With Regard to Foreign Equity Securities Pursuant to SEC Rule 15c3-1(c)(11)(i) - On February 9, the Securities and Exchange...more

ESMA Publishes Final Report and Draft Technical Standards on New EU Market Abuse Rules

On September 28, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a final report (Report) containing draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on the new EU Market...more

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation: Shining a Light on Shadow Banking

On June 29, 2015, the Council of the European Union announced that its Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) approved a final compromise text of the proposed regulation on reporting and transparency of securities...more

European Commission Launches Review of EMIR

On May 21, the European Commission (EC) issued a consultation paper (CP) as part of its review of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Article 85(1) of EMIR requires the EC to prepare a report by August 17 on...more

Further Delays in Transatlantic Clearing Accord

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Massad, and Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, released a joint statement on May 7 relating to the...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 2

In this issue: - New Law Aligns Clearing and Margin Exceptions for Swaps - CFTC Staff Extends No-Action Relief to Certain Reporting Counterparties Masking Identifying Information Pursuant to Non-US Law -...more

European Commission Adopts First Equivalence Decisions for Non-EU CCPs

On October 30, the European Commission (EC) adopted its first equivalence decision for the regulatory regimes of central counterparties (CCPs) located in four jurisdictions: Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. ...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 43

In this issue: - ISS Announces Launch of QuickScore 3.0 - SEC Provides Relief to GSEC From Rule 204 Close-Out Requirements - CFTC Extends Relief to FCMs from Certain Commingling Requirements -...more

Jonathan Hill Confirmed as New European Commissioner for Financial Services

On October 8, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs voted 45-13 to confirm Jonathan Hill as the new European Commissioner for financial stability, financial services and capital...more

US, EU Regulators Voice Hopes for Deal on Clearinghouse Oversight

Top US and EU regulators have indicated in the last week a shared desire to agree on a framework for the trans-Atlantic supervision of clearinghouses. ...more

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