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Womble Bond Dickinson
ESMA has become the latest body to denounce initial coin offerings (ICOs), issuing statements directed at investors and firms highlighting the distinct risks involved.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 28 September 2017, ESMA published a final report and final draft regulatory technical standards ("RTS") on the trading obligation for derivatives under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation ("MiFIR").
GuernseyFinance
The Hillview Group has expanded its investment offering with the launch of its first real estate fund.
Withers LLP
On October 26, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order extending until December 31...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
CFTC Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC Daniel Gorfine asserted that the LabCFTC initiative was intended to "make the CFTC more accessible to FinTech innovators" and to "inform the [CFTC]'s...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 1 2017 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System adopted a final rule requiring US global systemically important banking institutions (GSIBs), their subsidiaries...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The three institutions that are being granted relief in the letters – Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica, the European Stability Mechanism...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo warned of the potential negative effects of European regulatory changes on U.S. financial markets.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A swap dealer agreed to pay a civil monetary penalty to settle CFTC charges related to providing inaccurate mid-market marks on swaps transactions and related reporting and supervisory violations.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A futures commission merchant ("FCM") agreed to settle charges of reporting failures in connection with filing inadequate futures and options transaction data reports with the CFTC.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC Division of Clearing and Risk (the "Division") granted exemptive relief to a derivatives clearing organization ("DCO") from certain written acknowledgment requirements in relation to deposits...
Reed Smith
Nine years after Satoshi Nakamoto circulated his whitepaper and introduced the world to bitcoin, regulated bitcoin derivatives are about to be introduced in the United States.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
NASDAQ Private Markets and Morrison & Foerster recently reviewed Rule 506.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Last week the CFTC issued an order that pushes back by one year the date on which the CFTC may lower its swap dealer de minimis threshold, the amount of swap dealing activity in a 12-month period ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC issued an amended order that allows the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a derivatives clearing organization ("CME"), to commingle certain customer funds used to margin, secure...
Pryor Cashman LLP
Building on its work in calculating and publishing the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), CME Group has announced that it plans to launch a new cash-settled bitcoin contract ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In connection with Ukraine-/Russia-related sanctions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury OFAC published (i) an amended Directive 4 related to sectoral sanctions on the Russian energy sector, and (ii) updated FAQs.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC Division of Market Oversight ("DMO") extended previously issued relief exempting swap execution facilities ("SEFs") from the requirement to capture post-execution information in their audit trail data.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC Division of Market Oversight ("DMO") extended its time-limited no-action relief from the CEA's trade execution requirement for swaps executed as part of package transactions.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC Order officially delaying the transition date for the swap dealer de minimis threshold (CFTC Rule 1.3(ggg)(4)) until December 31, 2019 was published in the Federal Register.
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Bitcoin was released in 2009 as a digital currency system via a simple posting to a niche mailing list.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
CFTC Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC Daniel Gorfine asserted that the LabCFTC initiative was intended to "make the CFTC more accessible to FinTech innovators" and to "inform the [CFTC]'s...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
NASDAQ Private Markets and Morrison & Foerster recently discussed Section 4(a)(2), the statutory private placement exemption...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In connection with Ukraine-/Russia-related sanctions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury OFAC published (i) an amended Directive 4 related to sectoral sanctions on the Russian energy sector, and (ii) updated FAQs.
Reed Smith
On October 23, 2017, a Brooklyn federal jury found Mark Johnson, a foreign exchange trader, guilty of fraud for trading ahead of a $3.5 billion client order.
Thompson Coburn LLP
As cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin enter the mainstream, entrepreneurs are exploring business models that may depend on compliance with regulatory constraints.
Reed Smith
On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC") LabCFTC released a primer on virtual currencies, available here. The primer is an "education tool" that provides...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 28 September 2017, ESMA published a final report and final draft regulatory technical standards ("RTS") on the trading obligation for derivatives under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation ("MiFIR").
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Chairman Chris Giancarlo told the House Agriculture Committee that the CFTC will maintain the $8-billion swap dealer de minimis threshold at least through the end of 2019.
Ropes & Gray LLP
There is little question that virtual currency will be subject to increasing regulatory oversight as it continues its steady march towards the mainstream.
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