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By Brian D. Hirshberg
Over time, the Staff has provided guidance to mortgage REITs in the form of no-action letters regarding the types of securities that it deems to be qualifying assets.
By Peter Hsiao, Robert Falk, Michael Steel, William Tarantino
On February 8, 2018, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a Draft Three-Year Priority Product Work Plan (2018-2020) (new Work Plan) under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
By Anna Pinedo
In the recently released Congressional Budget Justification, the Securities and Exchange Commission highlights a number of priorities.
By Anna Pinedo
Positive information often appears first rather than being dispersed throughout a release.
By Lucía X. Roibal
On January 23, 2018, in a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit sent class-action lawyers into a tizzy when it handed down its decision in In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Econ. Litig., No. 15-56067, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1626...
By J. Alexander Lawrence
The music industry came out on top in one of its first attempts to hold an internet service provider liable for its subscribers' unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing
By Anna Pinedo
Bill Hinman, Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance delivered the keynote address at the Practising Law Institute's annual Securities Regulation in Europe program.
By Kelley Howes
The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has published its 2018 examination priorities.
By David Kaufman, Natalie Fleming Nolen
In its third Request for Information to "ensure the Bureau is fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions to best protect consumers," the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks comments...
By Carlos E. Juarez
PIPE transactions have provided a useful capital-raising alternative when the public markets are inhospitable. A PIPE transaction also has become the financing ...
By Brian D. Hirshberg
In particular, the Act would decrease the asset coverage requirement applicable to BDCs from 200% to 150%.
By Sandeep Nandivada, Locke Bell
GAO issued three decisions in January 2018 addressing OCI evaluations.
By Anna Pinedo
As we have previously discussed on our blog, the securities exchanges impose shareholder vote requirements in connection with certain financing transactions.
By Ze’-ev Eiger
On February 2, 2018, the SEC approved on an accelerated basis the NYSE's proposal, as modified by Amendment No. 3, to change its listing qualifications to facilitate listings for certain non-IPO offerings.
By Carlos E. Juarez
Citibank's recently released year-end report on depositary receipts (DR) reported that in 2017, $15.6 billion of DR capital was raised across 65 deals, which was a 126% year-over-year change...
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