Debevoise & Plimpton discusses JOBS Act General Solicitations

In a September 9 letter (“Letter”),[1] the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (“DSIO”) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) granted exemptive relief permitting general solicitation under certain circumstances by commodity pool operators (“CPOs”) that rely on CFTC … Read more

Sullivan & Cromwell discusses Second Circuit’s Application of Morrison v. National Australia Bank

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On August 15, 2014, in a case of first impression involving cross-border securities-based swap transactions, the Second Circuit held that the presumption against the extraterritorial application of Section 10(b), announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in Morrison v. National Read more

Cleary Gottlieb discusses Shortcomings in Financial Company Resolution Plans

On August 5, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “Agencies”) released a Joint Statement identifying common shortcomings and action steps for the 11 largest financial companies that initially filed … Read more

Debevoise & Plimpton discusses Treatment of Special Purposes Vehicles under the Advisers Act

The treatment of special purposes vehicles (“SPVs”) used to facilitate investments in portfolio companies has presented issues under Rule 206(4)-2 under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Custody Rule”) since the current version of the Custody Rule was … Read more

Katten discusses SEC’s Focus on Liquid Alternative Funds Market

Registered investment companies that pursue alternative investment strategies (also referred to as “liquid alts”) are a relatively new form of offering for investment managers accustomed to operating private investment funds. Unlike a private fund, which invests without restrictions, the Investment … Read more