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UK Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - March 2018 - Issue 6

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s approach to authorisation; action taken on closet tracking funds; proposed EU...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 2018 #3

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally issued a statement yesterday addressing the unauthorized data use scandal involving Cambridge Analytica that’s cost his company share price almost 10% since the story broke....more

Congress and the Blockchain: The 2018 Joint Economic Report’s Discussion on Cryptocurrency

by Michael Volkov on

A few days ago, Congress released its 2018 Joint Economic Report. As many of you know, the Joint Economic Committee prepares this report as a national assessment of the country’s economic status. The report often assesses...more

Fintech in the UAE

by Dentons on

Setting up a business in the UAE - Generally speaking, in order conduct business in the UAE, it is necessary to establish a legal presence in the UAE. This means entrepreneurs will have to consider the option of setting up...more

European Central Bank Confirms Collective Agreement Between TARGET2 Participants

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank has confirmed that a collective agreement signed between the central banks operating TARGET2 component systems and the central securities depositories operating on the TARGET2-Securities platform can...more

United States Issues New Venezuela-Related Sanctions Targeting Digital Currency

by White & Case LLP on

On March 19, 2018, President Trump expanded the scope of the Venezuela sanctions by issuing a new Executive Order (EO) "Taking Additional Steps to Address the Situation in Venezuela." The EO prohibits US persons from dealing...more

The New France-Luxembourg Double Tax Treaty: First Comments Relating to Investment in French Real Estate

by King & Spalding on

On 20 March 2018, the Governments of France and Luxembourg signed a new French- Luxembourg treaty (the “New Treaty”), which will have an impact for certain investments in French real estate. Several changes were...more

Across the Board-Episode 17, Marsha Ershaghi Hames on Board Accountability

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I have back Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames, the Managing Director, Strategy at LRN. We discuss how leading with principles has become even more important after the current wave of corporate scandals all in the...more

2017 Year-End Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review

by BakerHostetler on

As the first year of a new administration, 2017 was a year of transition in terms of both leadership and priorities of U.S. law enforcement agencies. Despite these changes, however, pre-existing trends in cross-border...more

Second ECB Consultation on New Euro Unsecured Overnight Interest Rate

On March 15, 2018, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published its second consultation paper on a new euro unsecured overnight interest rate. The ECB announced in September 2017 that it intended to start providing a euro...more

EU Covered Bonds Framework: Proposed Legislation

On March 12, 2018, and further to its action plan on building a capital markets union (“CMU“), the European Commission published a draft Directive and Regulation on covered bonds in line with its aim to create an integrated...more

House Committee Holds Hearing on Export Control Reform Bill

On March 14, 2018, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing titled “Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting Edge Technology and U.S. National Security” to examine the proposed Export Control Reform Act...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - March 2018

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - PROPOSED RULES - SEC Proposes Changes to Fund Liquidity Disclosure Requirements - On March 14, 2018, the SEC issued proposed amendments to the disclosure requirements...more

Project Finance: Structuring for Success

This Practice Note considers the meaning of the term “structure” in a project finance transaction and identifies the key issues that may inform the approach to structuring such a transaction. It explains a “plain vanilla”...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for February 2018

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

ASX Releases Continuous Disclosure Guidance on the Insolvent Trading Safe Harbour

by Jones Day on

On 9 March 2018, an updated version of the Australian Securities Exchange's ("ASX") Guidance Note 8 came into effect to include guidance on a listed entity's continuous disclosure obligations in the context of the new...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Costa Rica

1 .What role does the government of Costa Rica play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Costa Rica has long been recognized as a regional leader of social and economic development in Latin America. The...more

Joint Committee of ESA's Final Report on Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions

On March 15, 2018, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESA“) published its final report, together with a factsheet, on the use of big data by financial institutions (JC/2018/04). Chapter 4 of the...more

New Regulations Increase Uncertainties Regarding Chinese Investments in Offshore Funds

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On March 1, 2018, the Administrative Measures for Outbound Investments by Enterprises (“Circular 11”) issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (the “NDRC”) went into effect. In addition to regulating direct...more

Analysis of Executive Order Prohibiting Broadcom’s Acquisition of Qualcomm

President Donald Trump’s recent executive order blocking Broadcom Limited’s acquisition of chipmaker Qualcomm, Inc. (the Order) is the latest in a series of significant actions and statements regarding the national security...more

Federal Court Adopts CFTC Position on Cryptocurrency Authority

In the first case of its kind, a New York federal district court has adopted the position of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it has jurisdiction to regulate the virtual currency markets. In so doing, the...more

Rating Agency Developments

On March 8, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch U.S. RMBS Loss Metrics. Release. On March 8, 2018, Kroll issued a report entitled: Financial Institutions: Securities Firm Rating Methodology. Release....more

Trump makes it official: Venezuelan digital currency is subject to sanctions

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The President signed a new Executive Order today making it unlawful to engage in transactions involving digital currency issued by the Venezuelan government. The Executive Order makes official prior guidance from the Office...more

Innovation in Compliance-Digital Transformations in Compliance with Vince Walden

by Thomas Fox on

The Innovation in Compliance Podcast is here! In this inaugural episode, I’m interviewing Ernst & Young partner and Big Data expert Vince Walden on the ways in which automation and data analytics are transforming the...more

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