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

Joint Committee of ESAs Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in EU Financial System

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESAs“) (that is, the EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) published its spring 2018 report (JC 2018 07) on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU financial system on April 12, 2018…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ECB Publishes Opinion on Proposed Regulation Amending EBA Regulation

The European Central Bank (“ECB“) published an opinion (CON/2018/19) (dated April 11, 2018) on a proposed Regulation amending (among other things) the EBA Regulation (Regulation 1093/2010) on April 12, 2018…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ECB Speech on Risk Appetite Frameworks

The European Central Bank (“ECB“) published a speech, “Risk appetite frameworks: good progress but still room for improvement“, given by Daniele Nouy, ECB Supervisory Board Chair, at the International Conference on Banks’ Risk…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ECB Consults on Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations for FMIs

The European Central Bank (“ECB“) published for consultation a draft version of the cyber resilience oversight expectations (“CROE“) for financial market infrastructures (“FMIs“) on April 10, 2018. The CROE are based on…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EC Publishes “New Deal for Consumers” Package

The European Commission (“EC“) has published its “New Deal for Consumers” package. The package comprises 16 documents, some yet to be published…more
 /  Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade

Notice of Entry into Force of EU-US Bilateral Agreement on Insurance and Reinsurance Prudential Measures Published in OJ

A notice confirming the entry into force of the bilateral agreement between the EU and the US on insurance and reinsurance measures was published in the Official Journal of the EU (“OJ“) on April 9, 2018. The notice states…more
 /  Insurance, International Law & Trade

Rating Agency Developments

On April 6, DBRS published its methodology for rating U.S. Film Rights Securitizations. Release. On April 6, Moody’s updated its methodology for rating Environmental Services and Waste Management Companies. Release…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

IRS and Treasury Announce First Opportunity Zone Designations

On April 9, 2018, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS designated the first “qualified opportunity zones” in 18 states. The U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act“), signed into law on December 22, 2017, created a process to…more
 /  Taxation

EC Publishes Report on the Application of Title III of the Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC)

The European Commission (“EC“) has published a report on the application of Title III (of the Solvency II Directive) on April 5, 2018. The EC has commented that, given the need for the Solvency II Directive to be generally…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Federal Reserve System Publishes Annual Financial Statements

On March 23, 2018, the Federal Reserve System announced that it released the 2017 annual audited financial statements for the Federal Reserve Banks. The 2017 earnings were approximately $80.7 billion…more
 /  Finance & Banking

ESMA Confirms That Canada and South Africa Will Continue to Meet All CRA Regulation (Regulation 1060/2009) Requirements From June 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) has on April 4, 2018 published a press release which confirms that Canada and South Africa will continue to meet all requirements for endorsement under Art 4(3) of the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Commercial Real Estate Transactions of $500,000 or Less from Appraisal Requirements:

On April 2, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a final rule that increases the threshold for commercial…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

ESMA Publishes Final Report on Technical Advice Under Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129

European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) has, on April 3, 2018, published its final report relating to technical advice under the Prospectus Regulation. Within the report, ESMA states that the new Prospectus…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rating Agency Developments

On April 3, DBRS updated its North American CMBS Multi-borrower Rating Methodology. Release. On April 3, Fitch issued rating criteria for RMBS Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance. Release…more
 /  Finance & Banking

GAO Report Finds Regulators Could Take Further Steps to Better Protect Fintech Consumers

In a report released March 22, 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO“) explained that existing laws and regulations may not be adequate to mitigate the risks posed by the increasingly widespread usage of fintech…more
 /  Finance & Banking
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