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New York Commercial Division Justice Holds PSLRA Discovery Stay Applies To State Court Securities Act Class Actions
On August 6, 2019, New York Commercial Division Justice Andrew Borrok held that the discovery stay under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA)
United States
15 Aug 2019
The SEC Adopts Security-Based Swap Rules Governing Capital, Margin And Segregation
On June 21, 2019, the SEC adopted a package of rules and rule amendments that set forth the capital, margin and segregation requirements for security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants.
United States
2 Aug 2019
House Financial Services Committee Introduces Legislation To Overhaul SEC Waiver Process
Over the past several weeks, competing views have emerged from Capitol Hill and the SEC over how the SEC should approach waivers of collateral consequences for parties that settle enforcement proceedings.
United States
29 Jul 2019
China's 2019 Negative Lists
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) as expected published three lists on foreign investment on June 30...
United States
11 Jul 2019
The Legend Of The "Secumodity": Can The Same Coin Be A Security Or Commodity At Different Points In Its Evolution?
In an article published in Futures and Derivatives Law Report, Petal P. Walker discusses the blurry line between a virtual currency and an investment contract.
United States
9 Jul 2019
Disinformation Is Harming Businesses. Here Are 6 Ways To Fight It
Last month, a video that appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words went viral on social media.
United States
8 Jul 2019
Four Things Every Smart Startup Should Do As It Scales
It's easy and convenient to keep doing what you've been doing as you scale.
United States
5 Jul 2019
House Of Lords' Bribery Act Report Asks The Right Questions
The House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 Committee published its "post-legislative scrutiny" report on March 14, 2019.
4 Jul 2019
Confidential Treatment Process Gets Easier
The SEC has approved rule changes that significantly simplify the process for public companies to redact confidential information from the exhibits required to be filed as part of SEC reports and registration statements.
United States
4 Jul 2019
7 Tips For Biotech Companies Seeking Capital In A Volatile Market
The article provides a recap of the 2018 market for early-stage public biotech companies...
United States
2 Jul 2019
SEC's Final Rules And Guidance On The Standards Of Conduct For Broker-Dealers And Investment Advisers
On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a package of rulemakings and interpretations designed to enhance the quality and transparency of investors' relationships...
United States
18 Jun 2019
SEC Enforcement Alert: D.C. Circuit Rules Negligent Conduct Is Not "Willful"
On April 30, 2019, the D.C. Circuit issued an important decision in Robare Group, Ltd. v. SEC, Slip Op. No. 16-1453, which rejected the long-standing approach of the SEC that a "willful" violation of the federal securities laws ...
United States
7 Jun 2019
Insider Trading Law Alert: Better The Devil You Know? Tipping Liability, Martoma And The Rise Of 18 U.S.C. § 1348
This revised opinion changed the landscape of tipping jurisprudence, at least in the Second Circuit.
United States
6 Jun 2019
United States
6 Jun 2019
China Moves To Open Commodity Futures Trading To Foreign Participants
Alternatively, entities and individual investors that meet certain additional qualification requirements upon approval by the exchange may trade directly on the exchange.
6 Jun 2019
DOJ Issues Updated Guidance On Evaluation Of Corporate Compliance Programs
On April 30, 2019, the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Brian A. Benczkowski, announced an update to the DOJ's 2017 guidance document entitled Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Justice Department Establishes New Guidelines On Giving Credit For Disclosure, Cooperation And Remediation In False Claims Act Cases
On May 6, 2019, the Justice Department issued new policies establishing how defendants in False Claims Act matters can earn credit for voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation, and remediation, possibly reducing ...
United States
6 Jun 2019
Federal Reserve Proposes Revisions To The Control Framework Under The Bank Holding Company Act
On April 23, 2019, the Federal Reserve Board ("Fed") issued a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing revisions to Regulations Y and Regulations LL.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Sagar Teotia Named SEC's Acting Chief Accountant
Sagar Teotia has been named as Acting Chief Accountant following Mr. Bricker's departure.
United States
3 Jun 2019
Emails And Texts Could Constitute Corporate Books And Records
Directors, corporate secretaries and company counsel must be mindful of good corporate housekeeping practices involving the maintenance of corporate books and records.
United States
27 May 2019
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