Orrick - Structured Finance Group

The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669, United States
Contact: Katharine Crost, Chair of the Structured Finance Group
Phone: 415-773-5700
Fax: 415 773 5972
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Delegated Regulations Under MiFID II Directive and BMR Published in OJ

The following Delegated Regulations were published on January 17, 2018 in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/63, which amends Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/571 supplementing the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFPB Statement on Payday Rule

On January 16, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection issued a statement that it would submit the Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans (more commonly known as the Payday Rule) through a…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Rating Agency Developments

On January 17, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Rating Criteria. Release. On January 11, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Non-Performing Loan Securitizations…more
 /  Finance & Banking

ESMA Publishes Consultation Paper Containing Draft Guidelines on Anti-Procyclicality Margin Measures for Central Counterparties (CCPs)

On January 8, 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) published a consultation paper containing draft guidelines on anti-procyclicality margin measures for central counterparties (“CCPs“)…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

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 to integrate existing advisory guidance, incorporate swap execution facilities (“SEFs“) and update…more
 /  Finance & Banking

FINRA’s 2018 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter Includes Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrencies

On January 8, 2018, the Financial Markets Regulatory Authority (“FINRA“) published its 2018 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter which identifies topics that FINRA will focus on in the coming year. Included for the…more
 /  Finance & Banking

European Central Bank (“ECB”) Publishes Recommendation on Dividend Distribution Policies and a Letter on Variable Remuneration Policy

The ECB has published a recommendation and a letter on dividend distribution policies and variable remuneration policy. Both the recommendation and letter relate to the payment of dividends in 2018 for the financial year 2017…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ESMA Publishes Consultation Papers on Technical Standards Implementing the Securitisation Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) recently published three consultation papers on technical standards that implement the Securitisation Regulation (“SR“). The SR is a European initiative designed to…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Rating Agency Developments

On January 5, Fitch updated its rating criteria for new-issue U.S. and Canadian multiborrower CMBS. Report. On January 9, Fitch finalized its rating criteria for U.S. Not-For-Profit Hospitals. Report…more
 /  Finance & Banking

ESMA Publishes Report on Short Selling Regulation

A final report was published by ESMA on December 21, 2017, which contained further technical advice on the Short Selling Regulation. In relation to a number of topics which had been flagged as potentially controversial, the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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 Advisory Committee (MRAC), sponsored by CFTC Commissioner…more
 /  Finance & Banking

ESMA Provides Further Information on Transitional Transparency Calculations

ESMA has recently provided a number of updates to its frequently asked questions as well as a press release in relation to the transitional transparency calculations (“TTCs“) which are relevant to MiFid II and MiFIR. The TTCs…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

BRRD and CRR Legislation come into Force

Following publication in the Official Journal of the EU on December 27, 2017, Directive (EU) 2017/2399 and Regulation (EU) 2017/2395, amending the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (“BRRD“) and the Capital Requirements…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On December 27, 2017 DBRS published an updated rating methodology for Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. ABS Originators. On December 29, 2017 Moody’s published a performance review for Global Structured Finance Collateral…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Recent Tax Legislation May Boost Impact Finance

The U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act“), signed into law on December 22, 2017, creates a process to designate certain low-income community census tracts as “qualified opportunity zones” and lets investors temporarily defer…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation
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