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Key terms in UK and US M&A deals

by DLA Piper on

Over the past ten years, it’s not been uncommon for the UK to report a trade surplus with the US, and simultaneously, the US to report a trade surplus with the UK....more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: UK Asset Managers, Brexit Planning and Supervisory Convergence

by Dechert LLP on

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, asset management firms of all types and sizes will need to conduct a thorough analysis to understand the potential impact of Brexit. To date, this has been something of a difficult...more

The Impact of the EU Requirement to ‘Unbundle’ Research Costs

by Carlton Fields on

A recent European Union (EU) directive prohibits certain investment managers from receiving securities research whose cost is "bundled" together with broker-dealers’ costs of effecting securities transactions directed by the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Chairman Giancarlo Statement on Virtual Currencies - On January 4, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, issued a statement on virtual currencies. "The CFTC's Market Risk...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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 Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: Hong Kong’s New Asset Management Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on 16 November 2017 published its Conclusions on its one-year consultation in relation to enhancement of asset management regulation and point-of-sale transparency...more

Green bonds – building optionality for issuers into programme documentation

by White & Case LLP on

Since their introduction in 2007, green bonds issuances have exponentially increased in volume and have become a necessary product for bond issuers to offer their investor base. In view of this, bond issuers are increasingly...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: New Singapore Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Managers Takes...

by Dechert LLP on

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 20 October 2017 announced a lighter-touch regulatory regime for qualifying venture capital (VC) fund managers in Singapore. The new regime is aimed at promoting the fund management...more

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - January 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Keeping ahead of global anti-corruption trends is critical in today’s business markets. The Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest, which puts global trends at your fingertips, puts you ahead. The deep experience of the Dorsey...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

China has put the kibosh on micro-lending, a move that has cut short not just the consumer loans themselves but the giant asset-backed securities market—a $37 billion industry in China last year alone. The new curbs have had...more

Corporate treasurers have their say on 2018 challenges

Corporate treasurers play an increasingly critical role as advisors to their organizations. What are the biggest challenges they see in 2018 and what are the regulations that will most affect their business? ...more

Hong Kong's Listing Regime – The Way Forward

by Hogan Lovells on

With overwhelming market support, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited has concluded that Hong Kong's listing regime must be expanded to remain competitive amidst a changing global capital environment. Please see full...more

FCPA Digest - January 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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

Main Effects of U.S. Tax Reform on Foreign Taxpayers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump signed the U.S. tax reform bill previously entitled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017, enacting comprehensive U.S. tax reform with most provisions becoming effective starting on...more

Impacts on Foreign Operations That Affects Wholly-Owned and Majority Subsidiaries, And Potentially Minority Owned Stakes As Well

Summary: - On December 15, Congress released its final version of Tax Reform – the Conference Report Bill (the Bill). The Bill was signed into law by President Trump on December 22. ...more

Reed Smith International RCOM Quarterly - Issue 1 – December 2017

by Reed Smith on

As global regulatory challenges mount – and cooperation between domestic regimes continues to proliferate – this publication is both timely and necessary. Our authors apply their experience in advising clients on complex risk...more

CFTC Issues Proposed Interpretation of ‘Actual Delivery’ in Virtual Currency Retail Commodity Transactions

On December 15, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) released its proposed interpretation of the term “actual delivery” with respect to virtual currency retail commodity transactions. A retail...more

CFIUS Reconstructed: The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The proposed Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act would bring substantial changes to CFIUS review. Key Points: ..FIRRMA could speed review of certain transactions. ..It would provide for increased...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for November 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Belgium Launches Consultation Process on EU Prospectus Regulation

by Jones Day on

The Situation: EU Member States must make key choices under the new EU Prospectus Regulation, which provides a new regime of prospectus requirements when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Issues Proposed Interpretation on Virtual Currency "Actual Delivery" in Retail Transactions - On December 15, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") announced a Proposed Interpretation concerning its...more

EuroResource—Deals and Debt | December 2017

by Jones Day on

For the benefit of our clients and friends investing in European distressed opportunities, our European Network is sharing some current developments. Recent Developments - The Netherlands—On 5 September 2017, the...more

How Tax Reform Could Trigger Significant Taxes For Unwary Stockholders (And Funds) In Foreign Companies

Summary: - On December 15, Congress released its final version of Tax Reform – the Conference Report Bill (the Bill). - Statutory language of the Bill may cause an unexpected tax hit on unwary U.S. stockholders who...more

News Round Up - December 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Short Field Guide to IPOs - For many years, most successful companies followed a relatively predictable capital-raising path. A lot has changed. The companies that tend to pursue IPOs in recent years are more mature,...more

CFTC and European Commission Implement Common Approach on Certain Derivatives Trading Venues

Both U.S. and European Union (EU) law require that certain swaps and derivatives trades take place only on approved trading platforms. On October 13, 2017, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) Chairman J....more

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