Orrick - Structured Finance Group

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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
Locations
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

CFTC Staff Grants Time-Limited Extension of Swap Data Reporting Relief for Certain Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants Established under the Laws of Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan or Switzerland

On November 30, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission‘s (“CFTC“) Division of Market Oversight announced in a no-action letter that it had extended relief it provided certain CFTC-registered swap dealers (“SD“) and…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Verena Ross Gives Speech On Asset Management Sector Priorities

Verena Ross, ESMA Executive Director, gave a speech which was published on December 5, 2017 which outlined the asset management sector priorities of ESMA for 2018. The speech builds on a speech given by the ESMA Chair, Steven…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

FRB Requests Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Regulation A

On December 4, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board (“FRB“) requested public comment on a proposal to amend Regulation A to make certain technical adjustments, including to reflect the expiration of the Term Asset Backed Securities…more
 /  Finance & Banking

New York Appellate Court Dismisses Two Deutsche Bank RBMS Suits Under California’s Four-Year Statute Of Limitations

On December 5, 2017, the First Department of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York unanimously overturned a New York Supreme Court holding that California’s statute of limitations did not bar Plaintiff’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Implementing Decision Adopted Regarding US Trading Venues Under MiFIR

On December 5, 2017, an Implementing Decision was adopted by the European Commission which recognized certain US trading venues under MiFIR. The Implementing Decision outlined that the European Commission considers US…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On December 6, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled: Operational Risk Assessments for Canadian Structured Finance. Release. On December 6, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled: Master Canadian Structured Finance Surveillance…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EC Sets out Roadmap on the European Economic and Monetary Union

The European Commission (“EC“) published a communication and legislative proposal on the December 6, 2017, with the goal of finalizing Europe’s economic and monetary union. The communication, which contained a number of…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFTC Statement on Self-Certification of Bitcoin Products by CME, CFE and Cantor Exchange

On December 1, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC“) issued a Statement on the Self-Certification of Bitcoin Products by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME“), the CBOE Futures Exchange (“CFE“) and the Cantor…more
 /  Finance & Banking

FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2018

On November 28, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA“) announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018. In most of the U.S., the 2018 maximum conforming…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

DFS Grants Virtual Currency License To bitFlyer USA, Inc.

On November 28, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS“) announced that it has approved the application of bitFlyer USA, Inc., for a virtual currency license.” Pursuant to this license bitFlyer USA is…more
 /  Finance & Banking

EC Publishes Report on Follow-Up to Call for Evidence on EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services

The European Commission (“EC“) published on December 1, 2017 a report on the follow-up to its call for evidence on the EU regulatory framework for financial services. The report contains an update on progress on the initiatives…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EIB and European Commission Launches Advisory Service to Help Cities Plan Investments

On November 28, 2017, the European Investment Bank (“EIB“) and the European Commission launched UBRIS (for “Urban Investment Support“), an urban advisory service with the goal of assisting cities in member states in accessing…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Council of the EU Publishes Progress Report on Commission’s Initiatives to Strengthen the Banking Union

On November 29, 2017, the Council of the EU published a report on the progress of the European Commission’s initiatives to strengthen the banking union, including the proposed Regulation establishing the European deposit…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On November 27, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled: Exposure Draft: Government-Related Entities Rating Criteria. Release. On November 27, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled: Emerging Market Countries’ Local and Regional…more
 /  Finance & Banking

European Parliament’s Committee on ECON Publishes Draft Reports on CRR II Regulation and CRD V Directive

On December 1, 2017, Economic and Monetary Affairs (“ECON“) published its draft report on the proposed CRR II Regulation and its draft report on the proposed CRD V Directive. The European Commission’s proposals for the CRR II…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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