Mondaq USA: Finance and Banking
Ropes & Gray LLP
The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published today an important new set of rules under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID II"). MiFID II came into force on 2 July 2014.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On December 5, 2014, the Basel Committee published a report assessing the European Union’s implementation of the Basel capital framework.
Orrick
The Council of the EU has published an "I" item note which sets out the final compromise text of the proposed Regulation on European Long-Term Investment Funds.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The Council of the European Union has, on 1 December 2014, published a provisional version of a press release announcing its decision not to object to the adoption by the Commission of a regulation on the notification of significant net short positions in sovereign debt.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 25, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied a plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction barring U.S. Alliance Group ("USAG") from paying "residual" credit card fee payments to one of its competitors, CardFlex.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On December 2, 2014, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry urged public and industry participation in the federal banking regulators’ decennial review to recognize regulations that are outdated and unnecessary.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On December 4, 2014, the CFTC announced the agenda for the upcoming Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at its headquarters in Washington, DC.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On December 1, 2014, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that it will reopen the comment period for 45 days on its Position Limit Rulemaking.
Morgan Lewis
The respective proposals would require disclosure of price differentials in certain same-day fixed-income transactions that involve retail customers and go beyond existing price differential disclosure requirements in equity transactions.
Mayer Brown
The Federal Reserve Board ("Board") announced earlier today that it is extending the Volcker Rule conformance period for certain fund investments and relationships from July 21, 2015, until July 21, 2016, ..
WilmerHale
WilmerHale Partner Dan Berkovitz appeared on Platts Energy Week TV to discuss the recent Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ (PSI) hearing, "Wall Street Bank Involvement with Physical Commodities," held November 20–21.
Reed Smith
Under a law enacted this month, a small bank exemption to acquisition debt limits will cover a far broader group of banks.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On December 3, 2014, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced the formation of the Integrated Policy Analysis Group.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On December 1, 2014, the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System issued changes to part II of the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest.
WilmerHale
Several federal and state regulators have now begun creating regulations governing Bitcoin and other virtual currency.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On December 5, 2014, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a report assessing US implementation of the Basel capital framework.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Financial Stability Board launched a consultation on the adequacy of the loss-absorbing capacity of global systemically important banks in resolution.
Jones Day
The notice initiates a 60-day nomination period for fiscal year 2015 and describes the procedures and criteria by which regions may nominate veterinary shortage situations.
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Butler Snow LLP
Among the amendments to the ability-to-repay/qualified mortgage rule issued by the CFPB on July 10 were changes to the detailed requirements in new Appendix Q.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The credit valuation adjustment charge in Basel III appears, at first glance, to be the preserve of quantitative analysts and the like.
Reed Smith
Overseas Shipping Group ("Overseas") recently sued its former attorneys, a prominent New York-based law firm, for legal malpractice in drafting credit agreements that resulted in the company incurring an estimated $463 million in tax liability.
Jones Day
As in 2012, banking and financial services companies were conspicuously absent from the Top 10 List of public-company bankruptcy filings for 2013.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
The SEC has adopted amendments to Rule 506 under the Securities Act of 1933 that permit general solicitation and general advertising in securities offerings under this exemption from securities registration provided all purchasers are accredited investors.
Butler Snow LLP
On May 29, 2013, the CFPB amended the Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z to finalize a rule aimed at assisting small creditors in originating Qualified Mortgages with the highest level of protection for compliance with the Ability To Repay Rule.
Mayer Brown
On July 2, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System approved a final rule to establish a new comprehensive regulatory capital framework for all US banking organizations.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Since our last update regarding the D.C. Circuit’s vacatur of FERC Order No. 745, several developments have occurred in EPSA and related proceedings.
McDermott Will & Emery
As the now-lame-duck U.S. Congress convenes for its final legislative session of 2014, the 114th U.S. Congress is gearing up for action.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Institutions regulated by the CFPB and subject to its enforcement authority are dealing with of the agency’s sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices.
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