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A UK Version of OFAC?

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation ramps up enforcement activities in London - A new UK sanctions enforcement body with added civil enforcement tools is ramping up activities. ...more

US Federal Reserve Board Governor Delivers Remarks on Distributed Ledger Technology

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

As part of remarks delivered at an Institute of International Finance panel on blockchain, US Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard addressed distributed ledger technology, noting that this technology may represent the...more

The Big Picture: EU's Financial Regulation Offensive

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the national and international response by legislators and regulators has been to substantially overhaul and increase financial regulation applicable to banks and other financial...more

Beyond Bitcoin: The blockchain revolution in financial services

by White & Case LLP on

Blockchain technology is poised to transform the financial sector by increasing efficiency, transparency and security; reducing costs; and unleashing an unprecedented wave of innovation. Blockchain, the technology...more

LEIROC consults on data in the GLEIS

by Dentons on

LEIROC has launched a consultation on incorporating data on branches into the Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS). LEIROC proposes a policy standard for the GLEIS that would allow Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) to...more

BEA Reporting Requirements for US Financial Services Providers

by White & Case LLP on

The US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”) is conducting its 2014 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between US Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons (Form BE-180). This...more

BIS reports on applying principles to FMIs

by Dentons on

CPMI and IOSCO have published a report providing guidance on how the Principles for financial market infrastructures (PFMI) apply to financial market infrastructures (FMIs) that are owned and operated by central banks....more

ESMA, ISDA, and FIA Europe Publish Capital Markets Union Responses

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) and FIA Europe have published their responses to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Building a Capital...more

"What Every General Counsel Needs to Know to Comply With New Bureau of Economic Analysis Reporting Requirements"

In 1976, Congress passed legislation requiring the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to collect information on investment flows between the United States and foreign countries. Subsequently...more

Bitcoin - Big Bounce Back - Part Six

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The nature and prospects of “virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have been keenly debated. In early December 2013, Chinese government authorities took the first steps towards defining and regulating virtual...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - January 6, 2014

CFTC Issues Time-Limited No-Action Letter Relating to Certain CDS Clearing-Related Swaps Executed Pursuant to a CDS Settlement Price Process - On December 31, CFTC issued a no-action letter providing time-limited...more

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