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[Webinar] Recent Trends In Securities Class Actions - October 24th, 10:00 am - 10:45 am PT

This presentation will review recent trends surrounding securities class action cases, including the impact on public companies, the industries being targeted the most, the factors most likely to trigger a lawsuit, recent...more

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OSC Approves Extension of Temporary Exemption from OEO Trailer Ban

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The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) recently published OSC Rule 81-509 Extension to Ontario Instrument 81-508 Temporary Exemptions from the OEO Trailer Ban to Facilitate Dealer Rebates of Trailing Commissions and Client...more

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Reg AB Related C&DI

Recently, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance provided additional guidance in the form of a new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation (C&DI) as part of the Regulation AB...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals' Decision in Kirschner v. JP Morgan

In the ruling decided by the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 24 in Kirschner v. JP Morgan, the court upheld the District Court’s decision stating that the origination and distribution of $1.8B in...more

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SEC Significantly Narrows Exemption from FINRA Membership for Proprietary Trading Firms

On August 23, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments (the “Amendments”) to Rule 15b9-1 (“Rule 15b9-1”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) that generally...more

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SEC Brings Its First Enforcement Action Against Non-Fungible Token Sellers

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Two SEC commissioners dissented and urged the Commission to provide further guidance on non-fungible tokens ("NFTs")....more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

For the First Time, the US SEC Sanctions an NFT Issuer for Selling Unregistered Securities in SEC v. Impact Theory

In a published settlement of the charges on August 28, 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) stated that non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) issued by Impact Theory, LLC (“Impact”) were “securities” under US...more

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SEC Finds NFT to Be a Security in Landmark Action

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Summary - The SEC’s focus on the crypto industry expanded this week to include non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In its first NFT-enforcement action, the SEC settled with Impact Theory, a media and entertainment company, over...more

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SEC Requests Leave to Appeal in Ripple Labs

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On August 9, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres requesting leave to file an interlocutory appeal in SEC v. Ripple Labs, Inc. as to the two adverse liability...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Financial Restrictions on Russia Increase with Additional Focus on Sanctions Circumvention

On 23 June 2023, the European Union (EU) adopted a new package of economic sanctions against Russia. In addition to other measures, the 11th sanctions package has specifically widened prior financial restrictions applicable...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

SEC v. Terraform Labs Pte. Ltd.: SDNY Judge Rakoff Denies Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss SEC’s Claims, Rejects the Ripple Court’s...

On July 31, 2023, Judge Jed S. Rakoff in the Southern District of New York ruled that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may proceed with its case against Terraform Labs (“Terraform”) and its CEO, Do Hyeong...more

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California Securities Claims Can Transend Even Death

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As has been discussed in previous posts, Part 5 of the Corporation Securities Law of 1968 establishes violations and Part 6 prescribes remedies.  For example, Corporations Code Section 25401 in Part 5 provides, in part, that...more

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CSA Announce Temporary SEDAR+ Filing Exemption for Foreign Issuer Private Placements

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On July 20, 2023, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) announced a  temporary exemption (the “Exemption”) from the requirements to transmit a Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (“Report of Exempt...more


Will There Be a Ripple Effect? Federal Judge Rules Some Sales of XRP Were Not Securities Transactions

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The long battle between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Ripple reached a partial resolution with the Court ruling the digital asset at issue (“XRP”) is not itself a security and certain sales of the...more

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Not Today, Gary: Court Says XRP is Not a Security

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On July 13, Judge Analisa Torres, district judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued a substantial order (the Order) on cross motions for summary judgment in the U.S. Securities...more

Fenwick & West LLP

SEC v. Ripple Labs: Securities Law Analysis Under Howey Applied On A Transaction-By-Transaction Basis

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It’s the Transaction, Not the Token. Issuers cannot offer or sell securities without registering them with the SEC under Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 or finding a valid exemption from registration. XRP is the...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

SDNY Issues Split Decision in SEC v Ripple Labs, Potentially Complicating Analysis of When Crypto-Tokens Will Be Treated as...

On July 13, 2023, Judge Analisa Torres in the Southern District of New York issued the much-anticipated summary judgment order in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) case against Ripple Labs and two senior leaders,...more

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CSA Propose to Eliminate Exception Reporting Requirement and Extend Moratorium

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On June 15, 2023, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) announced the extension of relief from the exception reporting requirement (“Exception Reporting Requirement”) in National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade...more

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Sunny Days: New SRO Officially Named “Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization”

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The New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada (“New SRO”) changed its name to “Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization” (“CIRO”) on June 1, 2023. The former Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

IRS Takes Partnership Entity-Level View on FIRPTA’s Publicly Traded Stock Exception

The IRS has finally taken a view on the exception to FIRPTA (the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act) for publicly traded stock of a United States real property holding corporation (a “USRPHC”) that is held by a...more

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SEC Places Short Order for T+1: But Insurance Products Mostly Off the Menu

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In February 2023, the SEC adopted rule amendments that require most securities transactions effected by broker-dealers to be settled within one business day (T+1), rather than the currently required two business days. The SEC...more

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Supreme Court: Even in a Direct Listing, Section 11 Requires Plaintiffs to Trace Shares to Registration Statement - The Court's...

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A unanimous Supreme Court has confirmed that a claim brought under section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 ("1933 Act") requires that a plaintiff plead and prove that the shares purchased were issued pursuant to an allegedly...more

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Unanimous Supreme Court Sharply Limits Liability under Section 11 for Companies Issuing Securities Through Direct Listings

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In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Slack Technologies v. Pirani, No. 22-200, 2023 WL 3742580, 598 U.S. __ ( June 1, 2023) that a claim under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 is not viable unless a...more

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SEC Stirs Its Pot of Cybersecurity Preparedness and Response Proposals

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The SEC remains laser-focused on cybersecurity, with the agency recently reopening the comment period on a sweeping rule for investment advisers and investment companies. In addition, the SEC issued proposed enhancements to...more

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New Disclosure Requirements for Public REITs' Share Repurchases

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On May 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final amendments that call for certain quantitative and qualitative disclosure requirements with respect to repurchases of an issuer’s equity securities that are...more

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