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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Commodities Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association Announce Enforcement Trends and Priorities

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA) have outlined a broad enforcement agenda that aims to address recent commodities marketplace trends....more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

NYSBA Tax Section’s Crypto Recommendations

On April 18, 2022, the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) Tax Section published its second report on cryptocurrency and digital assets (“the Report”). The Report recommends...more

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Over $141 Million in Trading Losses for Illegal Trade Deemed “Direct Financial Loss” for “Malicious Act”

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A New York intermediate appellate court has held that an insured was entitled to coverage under its fidelity bond for over $141 million in losses it sustained after an independent broker used the insured’s electronic trading...more

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High value metals fraud: unlawful means conspiracy

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Forged warehouse receipts have proved fertile ground for commodity finance disputes in recent years. In Natixis S.A. v Marex Financial and Access World Logistics (Singapore) Pte Ltd1 the Commercial Court delivered a judgment...more

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[Podcast] Blockchain University: Relationship Drama: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and the Law

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Our fifth episode provides an overview of the key legal issues facing cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the U.S....more

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CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Delivers Remarks at FIA International Futures Industry Conference

On March 16, 2022, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Chairman Rostin Behnam delivered a keynote address at the FIA Boca 2022 International Futures Industry Conference. Behnam called for a “culture of compliance”...more

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Mining & metals 2022: ESG and energy transition – the sector's biggest opportunity

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Against a backdrop of record commodity prices and the pressure for miners to boost their ESG credentials, the sector is seeking to position itself as a trusted partner in fighting climate change. Will 2022 cement the mining &...more

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The Law of Tokenomics, Revisited

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As the web further decentralizes based on blockchains, we are seeing new technology business models, particularly in the ecommerce sector, incorporate digital tokens into transaction flows by using digitally native tokens as...more

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India introduces amendments to biodiversity laws: What this means for business

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On December 16, 2021, India proposed amendments to the Biological Diversity Act of 2002 (the Act) by introducing the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (Bill). Among other things, the Act imposes an Access and...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Legal Report: December 2021

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Senate Holds Hearing on Stablecoins - The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on stablecoins on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, featuring testimony from a cross section of law,...more

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European Union further targets global deforestation

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On 17 November 2021, the European Commission ("Commission") announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to curb global deforestation and forest degradation driven by European Union ("EU") consumption of certain commodities....more

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Ninth Circuit Holds that Purchasers of Unregistered Shares in Slack’s Direct Listing May Bring Securities Act Claims

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Ninth Circuit Holds that Purchasers of Unregistered Shares in Slack’s Direct Listing May Bring Securities Act Claims; Small Class of Crypto Purchasers Recommended for Certification; Tether to Pay $41 Million to Settle...more

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SEC Alleges Form 10 Was Misleading, But Is The SEC's Order Itself Misleading?

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Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had "instituted proceedings against American CryptoFed DAO LLC, a Wyoming-based organization, halting the effectiveness of the company’s registration of two...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter Bank Report: October 2021

Federal and State Financial Regulators Publish New Guidance on LIBOR Transition - The federal banking agencies, the NCUA and the CFPB, in conjunction with the state bank and state credit union regulators, have issued joint...more

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Uzbekistan provides more incentives for geological exploration and improves taxation for subsoil users

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On October 6, 2021, the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed Decree No. UP-6319 “On measures for further stimulation of geological exploration and improvement of taxation for subsoil users,” (the “Decree”), which...more

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Uzbekistan introduces law on precious metals and stones

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In November of this year all phases of the exploitation of precious metals and precious stones—from exploration and extraction to processing (refining), sales and export—will be newly regulated by Law No. 710 On Precious...more

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Oil & Gas Valuation: 5 Things To Consider When Stock Is Used As Consideration

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Here are five concepts to keep in mind when utilizing stock as a form of consideration in an oil and gas transaction....more

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Hyperinflation: Crude Oil Prices To Infinity & Beyond

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Find out why rising crude oil prices could pose a hyperinflationary threat to the U.S. economy....more

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Weekly IRS Roundup September 13 – 17, 2021

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Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of September 13, 2021 – September 17, 2021... September 13, 2021: The IRS issued a news release...more

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A new wave of resource nationalism in the mining & metals industry

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Analysts are predicting the advent of a new commodity super-cycle, powered by the economic recovery and the energy transition narrative. The mining & metals industry may be facing a renewed period of intense resource...more

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New US Digital Assets Bill Casts Wide Net

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An ambitious proposal could bring digital assets into the mainstream regulatory fold. During an eventful summer for the digital assets industry, it may have been easy to miss US Representative Don Beyer’s introduction of the...more

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Is SEC “Regulation by Enforcement” for the Digital Asset Industry Next Up?

Cryptocurrencies are one of the fastest growing asset types worldwide. Cryptocurrencies, as an asset class, total over $1.5 trillion in market capitalization. With the rapid growth of this asset type, SEC Chair Gary Gensler...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Export Enforcement Update: The Importance of Commodity Classification

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On August 3, 2021, the U.S. State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued an order laying out charges and imposing a monetary penalty of $6.6 million on Keysight Technologies, a U.S. technology and...more

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LatAm M&A rebounds

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M&A is back in Latin America. As COVID-19 hit the region hard in 2020, M&A volume and value in Latin America and the Caribbean slid 15% and 27% respectively year on year, together logging only 651 deals worth US$68 billon....more

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CFTC Steps up Activity in the Cryptocurrency Space with Latest Action for Violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC...

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On August 10, 2021, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that the US District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a consent order against HDR Global Trading Limited, 100x Holding Limited,...more

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