Shearman & Sterling LLP

599 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10022-6069, United States
Phone: 212 848 4000
Fax: 212 848 7179
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chief of Staff Provides Project KISS Update

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chief of Staff Michael Gill provided an update on the CFTC's Project KISS initiative at the CFTC KISS Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. He said that after a thorough review of public…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

UK Regulators Highlight Expectations and Consult on Algorithmic Trading Supervision

The UK Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority have published co-ordinated papers on their expectations around firms' use of algorithmic trading strategies in wholesale markets. Firms have had to comply,…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

European Banking Authority Reiterates Concerns over Commission’s Proposed Approach to EU Capital Requirements Regulatory Perimeter Issues

The European Banking Authority has published a letter, dated February 9, 2018, from the EBA Chairperson, Andrea Enria, to Olivier Guersent, Director-General of DG-FISMA at the European Commission, relating to the regulatory…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2018 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the Real Estate Industry

On December 22, 2017, H.R.1, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”) was signed into law. The Tax Act made the most significant changes to the U.S. tax code since 1986, and will have an effect on taxpayers…more
 /  Business Organizations, Real Estate - Commercial, Securities Law, Taxation

US Federal Financial Regulators Propose Amendments to Swap Margin Rule

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the US Farm Credit Administration and the US Federal Housing Finance Agency…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Dudley Participates in Banking Culture Panel Discussion

William Dudley, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, participated in a panel discussion entitled “Banking Culture - Still Room for Improvement?” Mr. Dudley commented that there has been significant progress and…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Declining To Find Enhanced Scrutiny Inapplicable To Post-Closing Damages Actions, Delaware Court Of Chancery Denies Motion For Summary Judgment

On February 6, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery denied a summary judgment motion by defendant Potomac Capital Partners II, LP (“Potomac”) in an action by stockholders challenging the sale…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Northern District Of California Rejects New Evidence Allegedly Establishing Scienter And Loss Causation As Basis To Set Aside Judgment

On February 9, 2018, Judge Charles E. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that “newly discovered evidence” regarding the basis for an auditor’s resignation and the scope of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

New York Court Denies Approval Of Disclosure-Only Settlement, Finding Supplemental Disclosures "Useless"

On February 8, 2018, Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich of the New York Supreme Court denied a motion for final approval of a disclosure-only settlement in a class action suit brought by shareholders of Martin Marietta Materials,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Northern District Of Illinois Finds Material Misstatements Adequately Alleged

On February 12, 2018, Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion to dismiss a putative class action under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

New SEC Staff Guidance Broadens the Applicability of 1940 Act Exemption for Mortgage Securitizers

In a no-action letter dated February 12, 2018, the SEC expanded the scope of Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Investment Company Act to apply to a sponsor of multiple securities trusts that hold whole mortgage loans…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Trump Infrastructure Plan Proposes Expansion of Federal Credit Programs

Last week, the White House released to Congress its long-awaited infrastructure plan—a 53-page Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America (the “Outline”)—to accompany its proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting, Transportation

European Securities and Markets Authority Outlines 2018 Work Programme for Credit Rating Agencies, Trade Repositories and Monitoring of Non-EU CCPs

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published a document combining its 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Work Programme in relation to Trade Repositories, Credit Rating Agencies and third-country Central Counterparties…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Review of EU AIFMD Launched

The European Commission has announced that KPMG has been appointed to carry out a survey on the functioning of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, calling for all stakeholders to provide their feedback..…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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