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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Commercial Real Estate Transactions of $500,000 or Less from Appraisal Requirements: On April 2, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal...more

Upcoming Policy Projects Aimed at Reducing Regulatory Burden on Canadian Public Companies

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced on March 27, 2018, the initiation of six policy projects aimed at reducing regulatory burdens for non-investment fund reporting issuers. The announcement comes after...more

New Legislation Will Benefit Business Development Companies While Closed-End Funds Remain in Limbo

On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 into law. This legislation includes the Small Business Credit Availability Act (SBCA), which contains numerous changes to...more

Green bonds – building optionality for issuers into programme documentation

by White & Case LLP on

Since their introduction in 2007, green bonds issuances have exponentially increased in volume and have become a necessary product for bond issuers to offer their investor base. In view of this, bond issuers are increasingly...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Consults on Regulatory Technical Standards for EU Prospectuses

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has launched a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards under the new EU Prospectus Regulation which entered into force on July 20, 2017. ESMA seeks feedback on the...more

What is an ATM Offering?

by Sullivan & Worcester on

There are many ways for a public company to raise money, but one of the more increasingly popular choices is through an “at-the-market” or ATM offering, whereby a company can sell its securities into an existing trading...more

No change to Pre-emption Group Statement of Principles

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The Pre-Emption Group has confirmed that it does not intend to change the pre-emption thresholds in its 2015 Statement of Principles as a result of the new Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, which partially came into force...more

Securitisation Regulation and CRR Amendment – recent developments

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In preparation of the joint debate on the Securitisation Regulation (the "Sec. Reg.") and the amendment to the Capital Requirement Regulation (the "CRR Amendment") in the plenary session of the European Parliament scheduled...more

President Trump Signs Bill Directing SEC to Expand Safe Harbor for Certain Investment Fund Research Reports

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President Trump signed into law on October 6, 2017 the Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017. The Act directs the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to amend Rule 139 under the Securities Act of 1933 (1933...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, October 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

Announcement Clarifies Regulatory Position on Digital Token Offerings in Singapore

by Jones Day on

In the wake of a recent increase in the number of initial coin (or token) offerings ("ICOs") in Singapore as a means of raising funds, as well as announcements from other concerned regulators, including in the United States,...more

Investment Funds Update: Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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CSSF Statement Confirming Support of ESMA's Position on Supervisory Convergence/Regulatory Arbitrage - The CSSF published a statement confirming its support of ESMA’s position on the matter of supervisory convergence /...more

Considerations for Participants in the Expanding Market for Compensatory Mitigation Credits

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In a recent blog post, we described the basic statutory and regulatory framework supporting the increasing popularity of mitigation banking. In this update, we offer some additional observations for property owners and other...more

Update Kapitalmarkt- und Gesellschaftsrecht - EU-Prospektverordnung tritt in Kraft Erleichterte Möglichkeiten für prospektfreie...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Am 30. Juni 2017 wurde die neue EU-Prospektverordnung (EU) 2017/1129 (ProspektVO) im Amtsblatt der Europäischen Union veröffentlicht. Die ProspektVO ersetzt die sog. Prospektrichtlinie (Richtlinie 2003/71/EG) und gilt...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - July 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - July 2017 - Issue 1

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. In this issue we look at the extension of the PSC regime to Scottish limited partnerships and AIM listed companies,...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 8, Issue 6

Canadian Bail-in and TLAC Rules: Impact on Structured Notes Offered in the United States - Introduction - In June 2017, the Canadian government released draft regulations relating to “bail-in instruments” issued by...more

What Will the New EU Prospectus Regulation Mean for Issuers?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

A new prospectus regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) (the Regulation) will come into direct effect on 20 July 2017, with a small number of provisions applying immediately and the remainder applying from 21 July 2019. The...more

Banking, Finance and Insurance Letter - Mai-Juin 2017

Publication du règlement dit « Prospectus » abrogeant la directive Prospectus - Le 30 juin 2017 a été publié au Journal officiel de l’UE le règlement n° 2017/1129 du 14 juin 2017 concernant le prospectus à publier en cas...more

Corporate News - July 2017

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FCA bans firms' use of restrictive contractual clauses for future primary market services - On 27 June 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its Policy Statement PS17/13 'Investment and corporate banking:...more

Evolution Not Revolution: The New EU Prospectus Regulation

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The EU’s new Prospectus Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 30 June 2017 and enters into force 20 days after such date, so 20 July 2017. The vast majority of its provisions will have effect from 21...more

The New Prospectus Regulation – key changes for equity issues

by Hogan Lovells on

The New Prospectus Regulation ((EU) 2017/1129) (PR) will come into force on 20 July 2017. The final text was published in the Official Journal on 30 June 2017 and will enter into force twenty days after its publication....more

Second Circuit Sets Standard for Disclosure of Interim Financial Results in Offering Documents

On June 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision of first impression that sets the standard for determining whether to disclose interim financial documents in a prospectus. In addition, the...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - April 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

The New Prospectus Regulation

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Changes to Disclosure Requirements for Debt Capital Markets Transactions - On 5 April 2017, the European Parliament adopted the new Prospectus Regulation ("PR3"). PR3 will enter into force on the twentieth day after its...more

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