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Bridging the Weeks - April 2018 #4

A California federal court may be poised to dismiss an enforcement action brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that could challenge the agency’s view of when financed sales of commodities to retail persons are...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - April 2018 - Issue 7

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s statement on the implementation period for Brexit; the requirement for firms...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: April 2018

by K&L Gates LLP on

Antitrust and Competition - Substantial Assets Divestiture Needed to Secure Clearance for the Creation of a Company That Will Control More Than a Quarter of the World’s Seed and Pesticides Market - On 21 March 2018, the...more

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

Cryptocurrencies & State Tax: Transactions with Virtual Currency

by McDermott Will & Emery on

To date, limited guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrencies has been released by tax authorities. Usage of cryptocurrencies in transactions creates significant ramifications concerning the determination of federal and state...more

Financial Services Weekly Roundup - April 2018 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Modest Proposals. Last week, federal banking regulators issued two proposals that would substantively amend certain regulatory capital regulations applicable to the nation’s largest banks. On April 10, the...more

New York AG Puts Crypto Exchanges In The Crosshairs

by Ifrah PLLC on

Following on the heels of the SEC’s announcement of subpoenas to crypto exchanges and token issuers, yesterday New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced “the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” which he...more

Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten

The effective date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching (May 25, 2018), and its impacts are already being felt across various industries. Specifically, the conflicts between the GDPR and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

China announced yesterday that it was loosening its rules forcing foreign carmakers to link up with a local partner before building factories in China—a move that some see as a step to lowering tensions with the US....more

Optimizing Data Centers to Meet the Needs of Cryptocurrency Miners

Data centers are the twenty-first century nexus between the commercial real estate and telecommunication business sectors. Owners, operators and developers of data centers face the difficult task of continually adapting to...more

Allen & Overy's weekly update on Key Regulatory Topics - 6 April 2018 – 12 April 2018

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - Please see the “Other” section for an update on the Joint Committee of ESAs’ report on the risks and vulnerabilities in EU financial system. CBI publishes report on the future of UK regulation On 11 April,...more

USAOs Bring Two More Cryptocurrency Related Fraud Actions

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

All things cryptocurrency related continue to be significant draws for investors. Unfortunately that attraction often leads to a loss of investor cash. The losses, however, are not typically from the cryptocurrency but from...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community Volume 9, Issue 3

FINAL CANADIAN BAIL-IN RULES: IMPACT ON STRUCTURED NOTES OFFERED IN THE UNITED STATES - In March 2018, the Canadian government released its final regulations relating to “bail-in instruments” issued by Canadian...more

What’s in a Name? Trademark Strength in the Blockchain Space

by Jaburg Wilk on

Following the recent investment frenzy in crypto-currencies, blockchain technology has seemingly reached mainstream status. Many different uses for this technology have emerged and are disrupting public and private-sector...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: You’ve Signed a Term Sheet for Your First Equity Financing. Congratulations!...Now What? - Most startup founders are searching for a financing from the inception...more

Are Your Employees Trading Bitcoin? Addressing Cryptocurrencies in Compliance Policies

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

How should broker-dealers, investment advisers, and other registered firms in the US, UK, and Hong Kong address cryptocurrencies in their compliance programs? Originally published on bloombergbna.com on April 16,...more

Bridging the Weeks - April 2018 #3

Last week, a broker-dealer was fined US $1.575 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and other self-regulatory organizations for not complying with market access requirements for gatekeepers, while the...more

SEC Takes Enforcement Action and Issues Statement on Digital Asset Trading Platforms

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Crypto trading platforms worldwide should be aware of recent SEC actions if they provide access to US persons or persons within the U.S. for trading. Global financial regulatory authorities have begun to take action and...more

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker/Dealer and UK/EU Developments

BROKER-DEALER - Nasdaq Has Proposed a New Rule Change To Modify Its System of Volume-Based Credits - The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposed rule change to...more

With Tax Day Looming, Don’t Overlook Reporting Of Cryptocurrency Transactions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

With the April 17 deadline for filing individual tax returns just around the corner, individuals who engaged in cryptocurrency transactions during 2017 must take care to properly report them on their tax returns. As we have...more

Digital Cops and Cyber Robbers: OFAC Guidance on Crypto Currency

A lot of us in the sanctions compliance world were wondering whether and when OFAC would issue official guidance on its application of sanctions in the digital currency world. On March 18, OFAC issued five FAQs related to...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

One firm and three of its officers were named as defendants in a Commission enforcement action that could have been cloned from earlier remarks of Chairman Clayton about cryptocurrency. In one speech the Chairman decried...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018 #2

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Pipeline Companies Targeted by Cyber-Attacks - Reports show that U.S. energy companies reported more than 350 cybersecurity incidents to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2011 and 2015. Pipeline companies...more

What is blockchain and how will it affect me?

The term “blockchain” is everywhere, and it is likely that you will interact with blockchain technology every day in the years to come. Blockchain technology recently came to the public’s attention thanks to rising prices...more

Three Key Federal Income Tax Issues Raised by Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies – the original, and most famous of which, Bitcoin, was “designed” in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto (a pseudonym) – give rise to a number of tax issues, three of which we discuss in this article: (1) the effect of...more

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