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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2017 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2017

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2017 #3

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2017 #2

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Sanctions Round Up: Third Quarter 2017

The third quarter was headlined by the imposition of broad new US legislative sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The Trump Administration also acted unilaterally to significantly expand sanctions against both...more

FCPA Digest - July 2017 - Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Shearman & Sterling’s bi-annual Trends & Patterns in FCPA Enforcement report provides insightful analysis of recent enforcement trends and patterns in the US, the UK and elsewhere, as well as helpful guidance on emerging best...more

Sanctions Round Up: First Half

The first six months of the Trump Administration saw several notable developments for US sanctions, with particular implications for Russia and Iran. The Administration also declared a shift in US policy toward Cuba. ...more

United States Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Specific Personal Jurisdiction in State Court

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court clarified the limits of specific personal jurisdiction in state courts, holding that a connection between a defendant’s contacts with the forum and the claims at issue remains...more

Trump’s More Restrictive Cuba Policy: Specifics to Come

On June 16, 2017 during a speech in Miami, President Trump announced changes to US sanctions targeting Cuba. The speech announced two substantial changes to the previous administration’s Cuban sanctions regime: first, the new...more

Sanctions Round Up: Fourth Quarter 2016 and President Donald J. Trump

On November 8, 2016, Donald John Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Following fiery criticism of the Obama Administration’s sanctions policies, including the Iran deal, the lifting of substantial parts...more

Jay Clayton Nomination as SEC Chair and its Impact on the Commission’s FCPA Enforcement Priorities

On January 4, 2017, President-elect Trump announced that he intended to nominate Jay Clayton, a Mergers & Acquisitions partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, to succeed Mary Jo White as Chair of the SEC. According to his firm...more

Shearman & Sterling’s Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/FCPA Digest -...

Shearman & Sterling’s bi-annual Trends & Patterns in FCPA Enforcement report provides insightful analysis of recent enforcement trends and patterns in the US, the UK and elsewhere, as well as helpful guidance on emerging best...more

Iran Sanctions: OFAC Provides—at Least for Now—Assurances of a Wind-Down Period in Case of Snap-Back

On December 15, 2016, the Office of Foreign Assets Control revised its Frequently Asked Questions guidance that concerns the re-imposition of sanctions in the event of a sanctions snapback under the Joint Comprehensive Plan...more

Supreme Court Affirms That Pecuniary Benefit Not Required For Family Member Tips, But Declines to Address What Constitutes a...

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous, but narrow, ruling in Salman v. United States, regarding criminal tipper/tippee liability for insider trading, which the Supreme Court had not significantly...more

Ramifications of US Election for International Sanctions

Yesterday’s election has significant implications for international sanctions, particularly with respect to Iran, Cuba, and Russia. Although we do not want to be unduly alarmist, President-elect Trump’s statements on the...more

D.C. Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of SEC Administrative Proceedings

On August 9, 2016, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued Lucia v. SEC, a significant decision that holds that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC” or...more

Securities Enforcement: 2016 Mid-Year Review

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission) brought over 400 enforcement actions in the first half of 2016 and is on pace to surpass its record of 807 enforcements actions in a single fiscal year, which...more

NYS Department of Financial Services Outlines Requirements for Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Programs of NY State-Licensed...

On June 30, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYSDFS”) adopted a final regulation outlining the attributes of a risk-based transaction monitoring and filtering program that certain New York...more

Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) / FCPA Digest - July 2016

Shearman & Sterling’s bi-annual Trends & Patterns report provides insightful analysis of recent enforcement trends and patterns in the US, the UK, and elsewhere as well as helpful guidance on emerging best practices in FCPA...more

Eleventh Circuit Rules Disgorgement Subject to Five-Year Limitations Period, Ruling Against SEC

On May 26, 2016, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued SEC v. Graham, a significant decision that, at least in the Eleventh Circuit, limits the ability of the Securities and...more

To Self-Report or Not to Self-Report, That Remains the Question After the Justice Department’s Latest Effort to Encourage...

On April 5, 2016, the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section launched a one-year Pilot Program that invites companies to self-report potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

Sanctions Round Up First Quarter 2016

OFAC amends the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to ease Cuban sanctions in response to President Obama’s policy changes announced on December 17, 2014. These revisions have major implications for the banking and financial...more

Securities Enforcement 2015 Year-End Review

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission) filed a record 807 enforcement actions in fiscal year 2015, 52 more than it filed in 2014. It also set a record by obtaining approximately $4.2 billion in...more

Sanctions Round-Up: Fourth Quarter 2015 and “Implementation Day”

The International Atomic Energy Agency certifies that Iran had complied with all nuclear-related requirements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action leading to the end of United States sanctions against the country...more

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