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US Government Actions Greatly Increase Oversight Of US Supply Chains
The U.S. government undertook several recent actions that will greatly increase its oversight of U.S. supply chains in a number of key business sectors,...
United States
5 Dec 2019
Jay Baris Authors Chapter In Global Legal Insights: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020
Partner Jay Baris (New York-Investment Funds) authored a chapter titled "The custody of digital assets – 2020" in the latest Global Legal Insights...
United States
8 Nov 2019
IRS Issues Virtual Currency Tax Guidance On Forks And Airdrops
On October 9, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") issued Revenue Ruling 2019-24 (the "Revenue Ruling") and questions and answers
United States
29 Oct 2019
How Can Blockchain Track Conflict Minerals And Help With Compliance?
In recent years, more companies have begun marketing ethically sourced or "conflict-free" diamonds, gold and other minerals...
United States
4 Oct 2019
Cybersecurity – Preparing For The Changing Landscape
The changes to the cybersecurity and data protection landscape have been significant. The growing number and sophistication of cyberattacks
United States
23 Sep 2019
Shearman & Sterling Leads And Founds The Inaugural Edition Of AI, Machine Learning & Big Data Edition
Shearman & Sterling attorneys acted as the founding lead editors and contributors to key chapters in the latest Global Legal Insights edition entitled, AI, Machine Learning & Big Data, a book published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
United States
9 Aug 2019
How Should Competition Law React To FinTech?
Financial technology companies, known as ‘fintechs,' are an increasingly prominent and disruptive presence in the financial services market.
United States
8 Aug 2019
Market Trends 2018/19: Investment Companies
This market trends article reviews the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulatory agenda, releases, speeches, and statements for hints
United States
25 Jul 2019
Financial Services Regulations For The Fintech Entrepreneur
Partner Nathan Greene and associate Justin Reda (both New York-Investment Funds) have published a two-part article titled "Financial Services Regulation for Fintech Companies"
United States
10 Jul 2019
District Of Connecticut Certifies Class In Cryptocurrency Mining Suit, Holding That Proposed Class Could Establish Reliance Based On Common Proof
On June 21, 2019, Judge Michael P. Shea of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted plaintiffs' motion to certify a class of investors in an action alleging that two cryptocurrency companies falsely
United States
4 Jul 2019
CRE Equity Tokenization: A Path For Enhanced Liquidity
Moving real estate assets into a blockchain enhances the efficiency and transparency of trading, according to Shearman & Sterling attorneys Kris Ferranti and Cristiana Modesti.
United States
25 Jun 2019
The Cryptocurrency Custody Conundrum
As blockchain technology grows in popularity, the US Securities and Exchange Commission faces a conundrum: how should it regulate the safekeeping or custody of a digital asset owned by an investment fund or managed account?
United States
23 May 2019
Fintech: Achieving Better Balance
Studies show that VC investors would benefit from investing in companies founded by women.
United States
19 Mar 2019
Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, February 2019
In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, U.S., European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions.
19 Feb 2019
SFC Sets Out New Regulatory Approach For Virtual Assets
On 1 November, 2018, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) issued a statement (the "Statement"), which sets out a new approach aiming to regulate virtual asset portfolio managers ...
Hong Kong
8 Feb 2019
Risk Disclosure—SEC Areas Of Focus In 2019
In a recent speech, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton emphasized three areas of risk disclosure that the SEC will monitor in the upcoming filing season: (1) Brexit, (2) the transition away from LIBOR
United States
6 Feb 2019
SEC Report Urges Public Companies To Consider Cyber Threats In Internal Accounting Controls
On 16 October 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a report on an investigation conducted by the SEC's Division of Enforcement ...
United States
5 Feb 2019
CFIUS Update: Regulations Require Mandatory Filings For Certain Critical Technologies; Process Of Identifying Emerging Technologies Begins
When it was enacted in August 2018, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018(FIRRMA) overhauled the US law governing CFIUS national security reviews for the first time in 11 years
United States
31 Jan 2019
Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - January 2019
Below is a summary of the main developments in US and EU corporate governance and securities law and certain financial markets regulation developments since
28 Jan 2019
Targeting Iran-Based Cyber Malfeasors, OFAC Identifies Associated Digital Currency Addresses
On November 28, OFAC took action against two Iranian individuals, Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan, for their alleged role facilitating payment ...
28 Jan 2019
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