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By Sidley Austin LLP's And Infrastructure Practice
On July 29, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued two solicitations for applications pursuant to the loan guarantee program authorized by Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005).
By Sidley Austin LLP's Futures Regulatory Practice
On July 27, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a release making permanent the close-out requirements of former interim final temporary Rule 204T, which are intended to address “naked” short selling and “fails to deliver” in all equity securities.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Financial Services Regulatory Practice
This update highlights a number of important developments regarding the regulatory framework for the short-selling of securities.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice
On July 8, 2009, the Department of the Treasury (in a joint announcement with the Federal Reserve and the FDIC) announced the approval of nine fund managers for the Legacy Securities Program component of its Public-Private Investment Program, or “PPIP”.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice
This update summarizes recent developments from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding private capital investments in failed depository institutions.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Corporate Governance And Compliance Practice
On July 1, 2009, the SEC approved a number of significant proposed rule amendments, including amendments that would:
By Sidley Austin LLP's Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice
On July 15, 2009, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) released implementing regulations for two key provisions of the Credit CARD Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-24, 123 Stat. 1734 (2009).
By Sidley Austin LLP's Investment Management Practice
On July 15, 2009, the Obama administration released the “Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2009” (the “Bill”), which would require that advisers to private funds register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and be subject to new and significant disclosure and recordkeeping requirements.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Investment Management Practice
On July 22, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) held an open meeting, during which it voted to propose new rule 206-4(5) (the “Proposed Rule”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (as amended, the “Advisers Act”) designed to eliminate “pay-to-play” practices.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Structured Finance And Securitization Practice
On July 21 and July 22, 2009 the Obama Administration proposed legislation (the “proposed legislation”) to implement the securitization and rating agency reform proposals (the “reform proposals”) contained in its Financial Reform Plan announced on June 17, 2009.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice
On June 30, 2009, the Obama administration released proposed legislation (the “Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act,” or, the “CFPA Act”) that would create an independent federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (the “Agency”), to regulate the provision of financial products and services to consumers.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Investment Funds Practice
On June 24, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) held an open meeting (the “Meeting”) to consider a recommendation from the Staff of the Division of Investment Management (the “Division”) to propose amendments to Rule 2a-7 (the “Rule”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Act”).
By Sidley Austin's Regulatory Practice Group
On March 17, 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued an interim rule which extends its Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program from June 30, 2009 to October 31, 2009 for all insured depository institutions participating in the debt guarantee program of the TLGP and other participating entities; however other participating entities that have not issued senior unsecured debt guaranteed by the FDIC under the TLGP.
By Sidley Austin's Regulatory Practice Group
On February 27, 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued an interim rule to extend the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program to include issuances of certain mandatory convertible debt.
By Sidley Austin LLP's Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice
On June 17, 2009, the Obama administration outlined its much-anticipated framework for financial regulatory reform (the “Financial Reform Plan” or “Plan”) in its release “Financial Regulatory Reform, A New Foundation: Rebuilding Financial Supervision and Regulation” and the accompanying fact sheets.
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