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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Approves Amendments to Rules on Intermediary Registration and Review of Adverse Actions - On January 9, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") approved final rules that update Parts 3 and 9...more

The Need for Anti-Money Laundering Regulatory Reform

by Michael Volkov on

It is rare these days for Republicans and Democrats to agree on political priorities – another profound grasp of the obvious. Recently, on Capitol Hill there appears to be some common ground on the issue of reforming AML...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2018 #2

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

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Dow closed above 26k yesterday for the first time on what some are dubbing the FOMO rally or the “melt-up” market....more

Financial Institutions Are Playing Catch-Up in AML and Sanctions Compliance

by Michael Volkov on

Compliance officers are a much more collaborative group of professionals than lawyers. Compliance officers share information with colleagues about compliance experiences, best practices and strategies. The compliance...more

New Tax Law (H.R. 1): Key Highlights Related to Interest Bearing Debt

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

On Friday December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R.1, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This is the most sweeping change to the US federal income tax laws in over three decades, and it will...more

Mexico Signs ICSID Convention

On January 11, 2018, Mexico became the 162nd country to sign the 1965 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention or the Convention)....more

AML Regulation and Compliance Trends

by Michael Volkov on

Regulators and enforcement agencies continue to pursue aggressive regulations and requirements for financial institutions (a very broad definition under Title 31 of the US Code and regulations). The new administration does...more

Regulators Slap Banks, MSBs and Card Club with AML Violation Penalties

by Michael Volkov on

Financial institutions face enormous pressures with respect to anti-money laundering compliance. These burdens are about to grow with implementation of customer due diligence rules. In 2017, federal and state regulators...more

Chinese Investments and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Transactions involving Chinese investors continue to receive increased scrutiny by CFIUS. The Result: Chinese investments in the United States can face an uphill battle at CFIUS....more

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

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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

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

January 2018 CFIUS Legislative Update

by King & Spalding on

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person, is the primary tool available...more

Chapter 15: U.S. Creditor Required to Seek Recovery in Foreign Main Proceeding

In this post, we return to cross-border insolvencies and examine one of the first decisions issued in 2018 by a bankruptcy court in a chapter 15 case: In re Energy Coal S.P.A., No. 15-12048 (LSS), 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 10 (Bankr....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

Foreign Investment Control Heats Up: A Global Survey of Existing Regimes and Potential Significant Changes on the Horizon

by Jones Day on

Mergers and acquisitions by multinational companies require attention to foreign investment controls around the world, and such controls vary widely. For example, requirements for determining whether such controls apply, the...more

Regulation Round Up - December 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

1 December - The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its 19th quarterly consultation paper (CP17/39). The proposed changes to the FCA Rules include changes to the FCA's Decision Procedure and Penalties manual,...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

UK Tax Round Up - December 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017-19 - The first version of the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017-19 was published on 1 December 2017. The majority of the Bill's content had been previously announced at the Autumn 2017 Budget (see...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 8, Issue 9

Structured Product Red Herrings: Rule 433 and Rule 424(b) - Red herrings for most offerings of structured products registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as...more

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