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Farrell Fritz, P.C.

“No Good Deed”: Free Tokens Issued in Airdrops, Bounty Programs Likely Violate Securities Laws

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

If you’re thinking of airdropping free tokens or implementing a cryptocurrency bounty program, be careful. The Securities and Exchange Commission just issued a cease and desist order (the “Order”) with respect to an initial...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Walmart’s broader foray into the grocery biz—letting customers order online and pick up in person and expanding home delivery—is paying dividends for the retailer and helping push its revenue up 3.8% from this period a year...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Today’s Muskdate is all about the SEC issuing a subpoena to Tesla as it continues its investigation into Elon’s August 7 Twitter post about the “funding secured” detail of his plans to take the company private....more

Thomas Fox

Best Practices (or Not)

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One company that does seem to have a clue about what are best practices right now is Tesla and more particularly, its founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk. Channeling his inner Rogers and Hammerstein, Holman W....more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Debt Portability Can Deliver a Better Exit Valuation — Will US Practice Increase Debt Portability in Europe?

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Debt portability provisions — reasonably common in high yield lending but historically rare in bank financing — have been recently seen in an increased number of US transactions, as deal terms react to a buoyant financing...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Regulation in Higher Demand as the Cryptocurrency Industry Matures

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

...Favoring cryptocurrency regulation is really something when you consider that slightly more than a decade ago in 2008, the creator of Bitcoin proposed the system for electronic transactions as one that didn’t “rely on...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

2018 Update on Private Liquidity Programs

2018 has seen an increase in private companies accessing the private markets through private company liquidity programs. Nasdaq Private Markets recently released a report showing an increase of 74% in total number of private...more

Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk

What’s the future for buy-side trading?

Buy-side trading is changing across many fronts. Our experts discuss technology and automation, regulation and how traders can operate with confidence across the entire workflow. The responsibilities of the buy-side trader...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 2018 #2

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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

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Alternative investing benefits from interval funds: CEFA

The Closed-End Fund Center held a Q&A with Jeremy Held, Senior Vice President and Director of Research for ALPS, Jeremy Goff, Managing Director for Tortoise, and Brody Browe, Managing Director for FS Investments to discuss...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

Covered Bonds and the US Market

In a recently published Practical Law Capital Markets Global Guide 2018 article, “Covered Bonds and the US Market,” Partner Jerry Marlatt provides an overview of the two basic models for covered bonds, together with the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Jobs report Friday!  Here’s what to have in mind while you’re reviewing the numbers – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Apple officially hit the stupefying $1 trillion market cap mark yesterday, as its shares rose...more

Morgan Lewis

Brexit Update: UK Publishes Draft Legislation Impacting Financial Markets

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The draft laws also cover the application of EU law in the United Kingdom after “exit day” on 29 March 2019. The UK government has begun publishing draft statutory instruments and accompanying explanatory memoranda and...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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On Wednesday, Wells Fargo revealed that it reached a settlement with the DOJ after months of negotiating that will see the bank pay $2.09 billion to resolve allegations over its sales of toxic mortgage-backed securities in...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Taking a Trip Around the Regulatory Block: U.S. Regulation of Blockchain and Digital Assets

Blockchain – a distributed electronic ledger that facilitates decentralized transaction networks – has the potential to transform finance and business not unlike the World Wide Web in the 1990s or the smartphone in the 2000s....more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The US government is officially greenlighting fintech, with both the OCC and the Treasury Department issuing statements yesterday in support of the “emerging corner of the financial sector.” For the OCC, that means welcoming...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Brings First Service Provider to Payment Systems Within Special Administration Regime

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Market Infrastructure Administration (Designation of VocaLink) Order 2018 has been laid before Parliament. The Order relates to the special administration regime for operators of financial market...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Don’t Poke the Regulatory Bear: Not a Realistic Option for the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industries

Are cryptocurrencies and blockchain businesses overregulated or underregulated? Many in the field already feel under attack from the host of awakening U.S. federal and state regulators. Meanwhile, some observers call for...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - July 2018 #2

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U.S. Developments - Regulatory Updates - CFTC Issues Customer Advisory Urging Public to Use Caution When Buying Virtual Currencies - On July 16, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued...more

Dentons

Key Regulatory Developments in Germany

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BaFin4 13/07/2018 Second Regulation amending the Regulation on Financial Risk-bearing Capacity Information (Finanz- und Risikotragfähigkeitsinformationenverordnung (FinaRisikoV)...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

U.S. Financial Industry Developments - SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance Transparency and Oversight of Alternative Trading Systems - On July 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") voted to adopt amendments...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Facebook’s disappointing Q2 earnings (and, presumably, some pent-up scandal-fueled anti-‘Book sentiment) sent its stock into freefall yesterday, erasing more than $120 billion from the company’s market value as shares dove...more

Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the...

Commission Disapproves BZX Rule Change to List Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust

Previously, the Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. filed a proposed rule change with the Commission, seeking to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust. The SEC Division of Trading and Markets disapproved the proposed rule...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Special Administration Regime for Financial Market Infrastructure Brought Into Force

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A U.K. Order, the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 1) (England and Wales) Order 2018, has been made. The Order brings into force, from July 13, 2018, the provisions in the Financial Services...more

Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk

A focus on corporate treasury regulation in 2018

The increasing workload of corporate treasury regulation in 2018 includes the effects of MiFID II, CRD IV, IFRS 9 and the FX Global Code of Conduct. How can treasurers stay on top of these multiple challenges?...more

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