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Foreign Equivalency Determination

EU Equivalence Decision for US on Uncleared Derivatives

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

A Commission Implementing Decision declaring equivalence of the US legal, supervisory and enforcement arrangements for risk mitigation techniques and exchange of collateral has been published in the Official Journal of the...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 27

BROKER-DEALER - Proposed Rule Change Relating To Revisions To the Definition of Non-public Arbitrator - On July 11, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed a proposed rule amendment to change the definition of...more

US Markets Granted Equivalence Status under EMIR

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority published a list of US designated contract markets considered equivalent to a regulated market in the European Union. The list is based on a Commission Implementing Decision...more

Update on Third Country Equivalence Under EMIR

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has adopted “equivalence” decisions on the derivatives regulatory regimes for central counterparties in Canada, Mexico, Republic of Korea, South Africa and Switzerland. This follows the decisions...more

Final Regulations Under Section 871(m) Clarify Withholding Tax Rules for Equity-Linked Derivatives, Yet Many Challenges Remain

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 17, 2015, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued new temporary and final regulations under section 871(m) of the Internal Revenue Code regarding the imposition of US federal...more

New Foreign Equivalency Determination Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

The IRS released final regulations under Internal Revenue Code Sections 4942 and 4945 on September 25, 2015, specifically addressing grants by private foundations to foreign organizations. These final regulations are partly...more

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