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A leading national bank (the "Bank") was sued by a large corporate client (the "Borrower") that had taken out several loan agreements and an interest rate swap ("IR Swap") to hedge the floating rate payment risk.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
US and global regulators are once again focused on having market participants design and implement business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans...
Jones Day
In this latest White Paper on our Bill analysis, we underscore headline proposals in the Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act (the "Bill") regarding consumer protection standards (Title V) and...
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Two natural persons who voted governance tokens issued by a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol were charged with being "personally liable" for alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act...
FTI Consulting
The U.S. stock markets experienced considerable volatility as inflation remained a concern for investors. In July 2022, the U.S. Federal Reserve enacted its second consecutive 75 basis point interest rate increase, following a similar increase in the previous month.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Once, many years ago, the Joint Audit Committee released a Regulatory Alert (RA 14-03) addressed to futures commission merchants that are clearing members of derivatives clearing...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Mainly, PredictIt's event contracts allowed participants to bet on the outcome of political elections...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The securitization market is currently very active in the United States. According to data published by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Creditors of distressed businesses are often frustrated by shareholder-controlled boards when directors pursue strategies that appear to be designed to benefit shareholders at the creditors' expense.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The jury, however, found in favor of the CFTC on three counts alleging non-fraud commodities violations.
Mayer Brown
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") has proposed new governance requirements ("Governance Proposal") for derivatives clearing organizations ("DCOs").
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On August 12, 2022, the CFTC issued a final rule modifying its clearing requirement for interest rate swaps ("IRS").
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In October 2021, San Francisco crypto currency exchange Coinbase made waves after releasing a proposed regulatory framework for digital assets entitled Digital Asset Policy Proposal:...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Consistent with prior guidance, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has further extended until 2025 certain transitional relief from full implementation of the U.S. withholding regime...
Jones Day
Jones Day's new Of Counsel Nathan Brownback and Partner Josh Sterling discuss recent developments in the U.S. legal landscape for fintech ..
Jones Day
The Stabenow-Boozman Bill's centerpiece is its command that the CFTC "shall have exclusive jurisdiction over, any account, agreement, contract, or transaction involving a digital...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On August 10, 2022, staff of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued No-Action Letter 22-09,1 which provides relief with respect to the position limit disaggregation...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On August 12, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a final rule amending its Regulation 50.4(a) clearing requirements for swaps.
Jones Day
On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the "Act") was signed into law, enacting a new nondeductible 1% excise tax on certain share repurchases (so-called "stock buybacks").
Jones Day
On August 26, 2022, the PCAOB signed a Statement of Protocol with the CSRC and the Ministry of Finance of the PRC, forging a pathway for the PCAOB to fully inspect and investigate...
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