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FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 371, James Koukios on International Anti-Corruption Developments from December 2017

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In this episode, podcast favorite James Koukios returns to discuss highlights from international anti-corruption efforts, enforcement actions and developments highlighted in Morrison and Foerster’s December report. We...more

Australian Securities Exchange Announces Decision to Implement Blockchain-Based Clearing and Settlement System

Blockchain advocates have been awaiting the final decision by ASX Ltd, the Australian Securities Exchange, as to whether ASX will replace its existing and aged CHESS registry, settlement and clearing system with a...more

Thirty-Six Individuals Charged In Global Cybercrime Ring “Infraud”

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The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently indicted thirty-six individuals leading a global cybercrime ring for allegedly trafficking in stolen personal and financial information....more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 90, the Carbon Copy edition

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week. 1. A very interesting article by T. Markus Funk and Andrew Boutros entitled, "The Evolution and Status of 'Carbon...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 370 Carlos Ayres on 2017 Brazilian Anti-Corruption Wrap Up and Going Forward into 2018

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In this episode I visit with Carlos Ayres, partner at Medea, Ayres and Sarubbi in Sao Paulo. We visit on the past year in anti-corruption enforcement in Brazil and where it may lead in 2018. Carlos discusses the continued...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 70-AI in a Hotline App

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In this episode, Matt Kelly and I go into the weeds on the fascinating subject relating to the intersection of compliance and technology: AI and hotlines. Matt blogged on and podcasted with Scott LaVictor, CEO of Neighborhood...more

U.S. Treasury to Review FinCEN’s Cryptocurrency Practices

In October, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) released its Annual Plan, outlining the Office of Inspector General’s audit and investigative priorities for fiscal year 2018. The Annual Plan notes that...more

Highlighting the risks: The Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority adds its voice to ICO concerns

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What you should know  The UAE's federal financial services and securities regulator, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), has issued a public warning statement on 4 February 2018 in relation to initial coin...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 2 February 2018 – 8 February 2018

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - EC publishes notices on consequences of Brexit on banking and finance sectors - On 8 February, the EC published a new webpage containing a number of notices setting out the consequences of Brexit on banking and...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February, 2018

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week: - 3 Things Every Startup Cofounder Should Keep in Mind - Co-founders are like spouses, friends, teammates and colleagues all wrapped up in one....more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 89, the Eagles Soar edition

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In this episode, we discuss the following: 1. What do Steve Wynn's resignation and Wells Fargo's continuing problems tell us about corporate governance? 2. Bill Coffin asks why Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and Samsung are on...more

EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum Launched

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has announced the launch of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum. The Commission intends the new Forum to build on existing initiatives and to ensure the feasibility of Blockchain use...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Cryptocurrencies continued to be an important topic of discussion this week. The Chairman of the SEC and the Chairman of the CFTC testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the subject....more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - February 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

Dividing Up the Sandbox: Recent Actions and Public Statements Demonstrate How the SEC and CFTC Are Dividing up the Cryptocurrency...

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Following testimony February 6th before the U.S. Senate, as well as a series of recent enforcement actions, it is clear that both the SEC and CFTC are picking up steam in their efforts to command a...more

Gibraltar’s Financial Services Regulator Adopts First-Ever Purpose-Built Blockchain Regulations

Gibraltar has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to offer a fully regulated framework for firms working with distributed ledger technology (DLT)—also known as blockchain. The new regulatory framework means that FinTech...more

2018: Business As (Un)usual – European Financial & Regulatory Developments into 2018

2017 in the UK and the rest of Europe seems to have been primarily a year devoted to implementation – both of political decisions already made and of legislation that had already been enacted. On the political front, Brexit...more

Funds Talk: February 2018

Global Regulators Increasingly Shifting Focus to Cryptocurrency - After years of allowing cryptocurrency transactions to fly under the radar, financial market regulators are beginning to turn their attention to virtual...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2018

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss Poland's potential exemptions from the new EU data law and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's recommendations for U.S. banks faced with...more

Investment Funds Update Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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FCA issues statements on distributed ledger technology - The FCA published a feedback statement in December 2017 regarding its April 2017 discussion paper on distributed ledger technology (DLT), or blockchain....more

Fintech Deal Landscape to Remain Active in 2018

A wide range of players participated in hundreds of financial technology (fintech) transactions in 2017, and the high level of global M&A and investment activity in fintech is expected to continue this year. Deals included...more

Global Regulators Increasingly Shifting Focus to Cryptocurrency

Until recently, cryptocurrencies had largely avoided the regulatory spotlight. While financial market regulators monitored the emerging sector, they largely maintained a hands-off approach as it remained on the periphery of...more

CFTC Updates on Virtual Currency Regulation, Alternatives to Libor and Fallout From Brexit

In 2017, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo made clear he will strive to improve, not abolish, many reforms the CFTC adopted to implement the Dodd-Frank Act’s mandate for new...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Coffee pod powerhouse Keurig Green Mountain is expanding its empire (and that of its parent JAB Holding Company) with the announcement of a $18.7 billion deal for the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. If approved by shareholders and...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 68-End of Regulatory Guidance?

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In this episode Matt Kelly and myself take a deep dive into the weeds of the recent remarks by Neomi Rao, head of the Office for Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the Administration's top regulatory review office...more

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