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On May 18, 2017, Ugo Bassi, Director of Financial Markets, European Commission DG FISMA, confirmed that the Commission will publish its midterm review of the capital markets union on June 7, 2017.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On 4th May 2017, the European Commission announced its proposals to amend the current European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Reg. No. 648/2012) ("EMIR").
GuernseyFinance
Guernsey-based fund services provider Vistra Fund Services has again celebrated success at the HFM Week European Hedge Fund Awards.
GuernseyFinance
Deal sizes are returning to their pre-2008 levels owing to the ‘dry powder' accumulated by private equity firms.
GuernseyFinance
The funds industry must ensure it is not subsumed by the evolution of the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative.
Reed Smith
On May 19, 2017, at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Travis Nelson was elected Chair of the Banking Law Section.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
FINRA President and CEO Robert Cook emphasized the need for FINRA to adapt and make progressive changes in response to an evolving financial industry.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Managed Funds Association ("MFA") summarized its regulatory priorities and advocated an approach that "protects investors, enhances regulatory coordination, promotes market transparency and increases market fairness and efficiency."
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Before joining the Senate Banking Committee, Moskowitz served as a counsel on the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives, where he worked on legislative...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
This alert examines the key provisions of the Financial CHOICE Act, which, if passed, would significantly alter the Dodd-Frank Act, repealing many post-financial crisis rules and regulations.
Brown Rudnick LLP
In the wake of the global impact from the spread of the WannaCry ransomware, the Securities and Exchange Commission has alerted public companies and the financial sector regarding heightened cybersecurity...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The FDIC released orders for restitution and to pay civil money penalties (Orders), but did not release the consent agreements executed by the Bank, FSI or MCS with the stipulated facts and findings.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
FINRA issued an updated Investor Alert on crowdfunding rules and processes (see previous coverage).
Duane Morris LLP
Many banking lawyers believe recent actions by federal courts, and by Congress represent the greatest threat to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) since its existence.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In the wake of the promulgation of new cybersecurity regulations by New York State's Department of Financial Services, Colorado has proposed cybersecurity regulations for broker-dealers, investment advisers and other fund managers in the ever-changing privacy landscape.
Mayer Brown
The long awaited en banc oral argument in the PHH v. CFPB appeal was heard this morning. Based upon the questions asked by the judges, and with the caveat that such questioning is not always an indicator of how a court will rule, it seems likely that the D.C. Circuit will not find the CFPB to be unconstitutionally structured.
Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.
A Section 475(f) election might be beneficial for a fund experiencing losses in 2017 or possibly where a fund has significant net unrealized losses coming into 2017.
Turner Padget, Graham & Laney
Cybersecurity threats pose risks to every type of business. As our dependence on technology has increased, the opportunities for data to fall into the wrong hands are all around.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
After a period of public consultation, the European Central Bank (the "ECB") published its final Guidance on Leveraged Transactions (the "Guidance") on 16 May 2017.
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