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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Comparability Determination on EU Margin Requirements and a Common Approach on Trading Venues - On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") announced determinations by the CFTC and the...more

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – Spain

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process, cross-border issues, regulation and...more

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – Germany

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process, cross-border issues, regulation and...more

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – England and Wales

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process, cross-border issues, regulation and...more

New European Commission proposals aimed at promoting growth and investment in Europe

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission has proposed a series of reforms to strengthen and further centralise supervision of the European capital and financial markets at the EU level with the aim of creating stronger and more integrated...more

Regulation Round Up - June 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

2 June - The ESMA published its final report on guidelines on product governance requirements under the MiFID II Directive (2004/65/EU). The guidelines (set out in Annex IV) to the final report aim to promote greater...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2017: Increasing Focus on European ETFs

by Dechert LLP on

The rise of passive investment strategies and the growing momentum of investment in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has not gone unnoticed by European regulators. The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) recently released a...more

EMEA Regulatory Capital Chart: Essential features of bank capital regulation across Europe in one handy wall chart.

by White & Case LLP on

Regulatory capital requirements for prudentially supervised financial services companies across Europe are complex and changing rapidly. To keep track of the regulatory framework in the region, we have brought together the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Shareholders have accused Under Armour of “concealing the impact” of Sports Authority’s bankruptcy from investors in order to artificially inflate its stock price. The suit comes on the heels of a disastrous Q4 for UA, in...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 3

by DLA Piper on

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is poised to rule on, with respect to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, the question of how much power a president has to issue executive...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

The future of European leveraged debt: While fears of another downturn loom, the European financial markets have innovated,...

by White & Case LLP on

Leveraged debt markets in Europe have shown resilience this year. However, with so many factors up in the air in 2017—from politics to interest rates, regulations and investor sentiment—the question remains whether this will...more

Financial regulation in 2017: Europe and the US

by DLA Piper on

The result of the UK referendum on its EU membership and the outcome of the US Presidential elections of 2016 have laid the ground for 2017 to be a year of transition for both Europe and the United States. As transitions are...more

Securitisation – the silver bullet for the non-performing loan market?

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In an earlier Alert, Non-Performing Loans and Securitisation in Europe, dated April 7, 2016, we examined the basic structure of an NPL securitisation and the importance of the servicing function in the operational success of...more

G20 Leaders Publish Communiqué

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The G20 Leaders published the Communiqué from the Hangzhou Summit. The G20 Leaders reiterated their commitment to finalizing the remaining elements of the financial sector reform agenda, including, for example, finalization...more

EU Bail-In Legislation

by Sullivan & Worcester on

The global financial crisis hit Europe especially hard, in large part because countries could not let their banking systems fail and the resultant governmental support of troubled banks caused systemic financial stress. The...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ECB Publishes Public Consultation - The European Central Bank ("ECB") has published a Public Consultation on a draft Addendum to the ECB Guide on options and discretions available in Union law. ...more

Bail-In, or Just Bailing?

by Dechert LLP on

You know, there’s never a dull moment when one reports on the regulatory states’ endless and so often fruitless and wrong-headed tinkering with the global economy. So now… let’s talk bail-in. The bail-in regime, which was...more

UPDATE AKTIEN- UND KAPITALMARKTRECHT Ausgabe 1/2016 - Januar & Februar

by DLA Piper on

Die Aktienrechtsnovelle 2016 ist nach einem über fünfjährigen Gesetzgebungsverfahren am 31. Dezember 2015 in Kraft getreten. Weitere wichtige Änderungen werden sich in diesem Jahr aus den unmittelbar geltenden EU-Verordnungen...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes its 2016 Priorities

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board published its letter, dated February 22, 2016, to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in advance of the G20 meeting in Shanghai. The letter sets out the FSB's priorities for 2016...more

Top Finance Litigation And Regulatory Developments In 2015

by Allen & Overy LLP on

This is a summary of the most interesting banking litigation and regulatory developments in 2015. The selection is necessarily subjective and draws from a wide range of cases and developments that are of direct relevance to...more

European Commission Launches Call for Evidence on Financial Services Regulation

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

On September 30, simultaneously to its publication of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan (see the October 9 edition of Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest for further information on the CMU), the European Commission...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 40

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Requests Comment on Revised Price Disclosure Information Standards for Corporate and Agency Debt Securities - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a regulatory notice...more

The New EU Benchmark Regulation

by DLA Piper on

There has been increased pressure on the EU to restore confidence in the integrity and accuracy of benchmarks following the LIBOR and EURIBOR market-rigging scandals. Multi-million Euro fines have already been levied against...more

The Regulatory State: May We Have A Little Humility, Please?

by Dechert LLP on

The Great Equity Correction of 2015 that is now being enjoyed by all of us is a correction, and not the beginning, of the Great Bear Market of 2015 (from my lips to God’s ears). It reminds me of just how little we know about...more

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