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Initial Coin Offerings: Key Considerations You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Before Launching an ICO

by K&L Gates LLP on

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have rapidly emerged as the hottest trend in FinTech financing, albeit one that is not without controversy. Put simply, an ICO is a method of fundraising somewhat akin to an initial public...more

2015 Mid-Year Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

Welcome to the 2015 Mid-Year Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. The purpose is to provide a periodic survey, apart from our team Executive Alerts, on matters we...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - January 2015 #4

by Goodwin on

The CFTC Exercises Expanded Jurisdiction Over Retail Transactions in Physical Commodities. Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to add new authority over certain leveraged,...more

D.C. District Court Rejects Challenge to CFTC Rule 4.5 Amendments

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On December 12, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit challenging recent amendments to Rule 4.5 (the “Amended Rule”) promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...more

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