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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

US CFTC and UK FCA Sign Arrangement to Collaborate on FinTech Innovation - On February 19, The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") and the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") signed an arrangement that...more

UK Tax Round Up - February 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Case law developments - Settlement payment not deductible as an expense of a trade (Vaines v HMRC) - Mr. Vaines was a solicitor. In the 2007/08 tax year he paid a settlement amount to a third party that had made a...more

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

1. What role does the government of Argentina play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Argentina’s government has issued general regulations regarding foreign investment, and has, in general, allowed the...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - February 2018 - Issue 4

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 an FCA report on algorithmic trading; the publication of the FSMA (Benchmarks)...more

The European Securitisation Regulation: The Countdown has Begun....

by Jones Day on

Draft Technical Standards Published for Consultation by the European Supervisory Authorities—An Update and Overview - Regulation (EU) 2017/2402, which is known as the "Securitisation Regulation" and lays down a general...more

Show Me The Money! Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Following the Criminal Finances Act 2017’s entry into force on 31 January 2018, the UK enforcement authorities added a new weapon to their arsenal in their fight against corruption. The Act introduced a new investigatory...more

US Bancorp Pays $613 Million And Joins The Ranks Of AML Violators

by Michael Volkov on

Prosecutors and regulators are targeting global banks.  The beginning of 2018 has seen dominated by enforcement actions of financial institutions – the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented enforcement action against Wells Fargo;...more

Central Bank of Ireland to Liberate Regulated Loan Origination Funds from Certain Asset Mixing Constraints

by Dechert LLP on

In a recent release, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) announced its intention to amend, with effect from 7 March 2018, the AIF Rulebook in relation to Loan Originating Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds...more

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Exiting African PE investments - While IPOs remain scarce, other promising exit strategies are gaining...

by White & Case LLP on

Historically, one of the key concerns of LPs regarding African private equity has been the number and quality of available exit routes. Illiquid domestic exchanges as well as political and foreign exchange risk have all...more

CFIUS: Evolution Yields to Revolution

by Jones Day on

While 2017 was an evolutionary year for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"), 2018 portends to be a revolutionary year. A number of factors, including a new President, growing concerns over...more

Are You KID-ing New EU Rules Require Information Documents to Be Supplied to Retail Investors

by Morgan Lewis on

The EU regulation on key information documents (KIDs) for packaged retail and insurance-based products (PRIIPs) took direct effect in the European Union on 1 January 2018. This LawFlash outlines at a high level the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

SEC OCIE Examinations Announces 2018 Examination Priorities - On February 7, the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") announced its 2018 examination...more

Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Projects: Guiding Investors through the Legal and Regulatory Framework

by Jones Day on

The Taiwanese Government has set aggressive renewable energy targets, with a particular focus on the development of its offshore wind power capabilities. This exciting new market presents great opportunities for foreign...more

Affirmations of CPO and CTA registration exemptions are due by March 1, 2018

Persons claiming exemptions from registration as a commodity pool operator (CPO) or a commodity trading advisor (CTA) must affirm their exemptions by March 1, 2018. Pursuant to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...more

Are you prepared for the future of LIBOR?

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the UK has announced that it will no longer require banks to submit London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) quotes after 2021. This change requires careful review and action for...more

The Long Road Back to Redemption: Wells Fargo’s Path to Remediation (Part II of II)

by Michael Volkov on

Wells Fargo’s ability to grow its business is on hold for a year while it designs and implements a remediation program to address deficiencies in its board governance, risk management and compliance program. ...more

U.S. Subsidiary Of Dutch Bank Pleads Guilty To Allegations That It Conspired To Obstruct OCC Examination Of AML Program

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On February 7, 2018, Dutch bank Rabobank’s U.S. subsidiary pleaded guilty to conspiring to impair, impede, and obstruct a review by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) of the bank’s anti-money laundering...more

Important Dates and Reminders for Investment Advisers, Exempt Reporting Advisers, Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool...

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Investment Advisers- Annual Compliance Reviews - All investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") or The Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to review their compliance...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on SEC/Corporate, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives and UK/EU Developments

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves NYSE Rule to Facilitate Listing Without an IPO - On February 2, the Securities and Exchange Commissions approved a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) rule change that facilitates the listing...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office unveiled new charges against Barclays Bank yesterday over a $3 billion loan it made to Qatar in 2008 for the purpose of “allowing the firm to directly or indirectly acquire shares in Barclays...more

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

by Hogan Lovells on

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

EONIA Review Shelved

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The administrator of the Euro OverNight Index Average, the European Money Markets Institute, has announced its decision not to pursue a thorough review of the EONIA benchmark....more

International Co-operation in Investigations

by WilmerHale on

In recent years, the rise of multi-jurisdictional investigations and corresponding multi-jurisdictional settlements has changed the enforcement landscape. Notable examples include the tri-lateral settlements of Odebrecht and...more

[Webinar] The Brave New World of Payments: opportunities and threats post-PSD2 - March 1st, 12:00pm GMT

by Hogan Lovells on

Register now for our live webinar to learn about the key developments that will help payments experts to thrive in the post-PSD2 era. We've gathered leading payments regulation and technology professionals to look at the...more

Impact of Recent Tax Legislation on M&A Transactions

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

This post outlines at a high-level certain provisions under the recently enacted 2017 tax legislation (Pub. L. 115-97, the “Tax Act”) that may affect M&A Transactions. Some of these rules are very complex, particularly in...more

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