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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Financial Stability Board Publishes Feedback to Derivatives and Trading Portfolios’ Solvent Wind-Down Consultation

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The Financial Stability Board has published a statement summarizing the feedback it received to its June 2019 consultation on the solvent wind-down of derivatives and trading portfolios. The consultation sought feedback on a...more

White & Case LLP

Navigating turbulence: Liquidity and refinancing

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Despite the sector's current strong performance, many survey respondents believe the industry needs even more capital and liquidity. In addition, most expect restructurings and insolvencies to increase in 2020. The robust...more

Dechert LLP

Case law update – France / Second semester of 2019

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This newsletter summarises four significant judicial decisions over recent months.   1. The purpose of a probation period is for the employee’s skills to be assessed. Therefore an employee’s absence would extend the...more

Smart & Biggar

Canadian Trademarks Office issues new limits on extensions of time for responding to office actions

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Prior to January 17, 2020, extensions of time were readily available during Canadian trademark prosecution.  A single six-month extension could be secured without providing any substantive reasons. Further six-month...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Antitrust Enforcement Centers on Technology Industry

Antitrust enforcers in the United States and European Union (EU) remained active in 2019, and recent developments at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general (AG) offices and EU...more

Jones Day

New Sanctions Target Additional Sectors of Iranian Economy

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The Situation: The Trump administration announced a new round of sanctions on January 10, 2020, following escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. The Result: The new sanctions complement existing sanctions...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Secondary Legislation Published Implementing EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive

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The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 have been published, amending the existing Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. The...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

EU Publishes Handbook for Climate Benchmarks

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The EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance has published a Handbook providing guidance on the EU’s new climate transition benchmarks (EU CTB) and Paris-aligned benchmarks (EU PAB), as well as on the environmental,...more

Dentons

Incentives for the promotion of tourism activity in Panama

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The benefits established by Law No. 80 of 2012 seek to boost foreign investment in the tourism sector in Panama for...more

Hogan Lovells

UK FCA becomes AML/CFT crypto supervisor

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) supervisor for some types of cryptoasset businesses. These will need to meet certain...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The LIBOR Transition – What a Legacy!

While there are many challenges associated with the prospective LIBOR transition at the end of 2021, one of the most daunting challenges has to be the impact of the prospective transition on outstanding financings and other...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 1.21.2020 | Top Story: World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Davos

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As it kicked off its 50th annual gathering today, the World Economic Forum in Davos is facing some hard questions—both about the state of the ideals it has long espoused (“open borders, liberal democracy and free borders,” to...more

Estlund Law, P.A.

INTERPOL’s tools and the increase in searches for wanted individuals

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According to INTERPOL’s most recent Annual Report, police worldwide searched INTERPOL’s databases 5.4 billion times in 2018 [this is an increase of 18% from 2017]. The increase may be due to the implementation of new systems,...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Optimism for UK M&A and IPOs as New Decade Begins

As we enter the 2020s, we begin the new decade with greater optimism than we had at the start of the previous one. In the U.K., December 2009 ended with negative growth; the government as the owner of the remains of Northern...more

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics...

COSO to issue guidance on blockchain technology

Report on Supply Chain Compliance 3, no. 1 (January 9, 2020) - The influential risk management and standards advisory organization, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), will address...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stay Calm and Carry On: Strong 2019 US M&A Market Supports Optimism for 2020, Though Headwinds Persist

M&A professionals greeted 2019 with a note of caution. Following a strong year for M&A in 2018, optimism was tempered by concerns over increased market volatility, trade disputes, rising interest rates and global political...more

Global Risk Intelligence

North Korea’s Maritime Sanctions Evasion Tactics

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An Introduction to Sanctions Against North Korea - Almost no other country is as heavily sanctioned by the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations as North Korea. These sanctions aim to stop the North...more

Dechert LLP

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2019: To Compliance and Beyond: the Central Bank’s Forward View for 2020

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A recent Dechert OnPoint, No Reward for Good Behaviour: The Central Bank’s Approach to Enforcement, examined new guidance of the Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) regarding the enforcement process involving non-compliant...more

Thomas Fox

The Astros Cheating Scandal and Compliance – Part 5: The Whistleblower and The Amnesty

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I am nearing the end of a multi-part exploration of the Major League Baseball (MLB) investigation into allegations that the Houston Astros engaged in a multi-year scheme to steal signs and signals from opposing teams. ...more

Morgan Lewis

UAE Regulator Updates "Qualified Investor" Definition

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has issued a decision (No. 37 (R.M) of 2019), effective December 1, 2019, amending the definition of Qualified Investor in all regulations issued by...more

Opportune LLP

4 Trends To Watch in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry in 2020

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What are the top upstream oil and gas trends to look out for in 2020?  Although recent events in the Middle East are still volatile, it seems the oil price rally is over for now. Prices are more or less back to where they...more

K&L Gates LLP

Brussels Regulatory Brief: January 2020

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ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION - EU Competition Commissioner Vestager Will Also Be Responsible For Coordinating The EU Digital Agenda - Last month, Margrethe Vestager was confirmed as Competition Commissioner for the next five...more

Michael Volkov

2019 OFAC Sanctions Enforcement Review (Part I of II)

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While DOJ had its biggest year in FCPA enforcement, OFAC quietly had a record year in enforcement.  OFAC collected approximately $1.28 billion (yes, with a B) in 26 separate enforcement actions.  That is quite an increase...more

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

E-2 to EB-5: The Journey from Visa to Green Card

This Is The 2nd Of A Trilogy Of Blogs Addressing The E-2 Visa Option Post The November 21 Change In EB5 Investment Amount. ...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

New CFIUS Rules – Eight Key Points

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") issued final regulations on January 13, 2020 to comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 ("FIRRMA") (the...more

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