The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (the “Basel Committee”) has published a second Consultative Document containing revised proposals for the Basel securitisation framework (the “Revised Proposals”). The Revised Proposals describe a revised set of approaches for determining the regulatory capital … Read more
On February 18th, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) voted unanimously to approve a final rule (Final Rule) implementing the enhanced prudential standards contained in Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act. This Client Alert discusses … Read more
The following post comes to us from Peter R. Reilly, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M School of Law and is based on his paper, “Ralph Lauren, Transnational Bribery, and Voluntary Disclosure Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: When is … Read more
The following comes to us from Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology, Cornell Law School.
American International Group (AIG), the very name of this company screams out its US origins. And … Read more
On January 16, 2014, Clifford Chance released a briefing, available here, on exemptions for inter-affiliate and intragroup transactions under the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”). Both impose obligations requiring the clearing and reporting of … Read more
The following comes to us from Latoya C. Brown, a practicing attorney in Florida and a former intern at the US Securities & Exchange Commission. The views expressed herein are those of the author and not necessarily those of the … Read more
The Volcker Rule imposes significant restrictions on “proprietary trading” by banking organizations and their affiliates. The purpose of this Memorandum is to discuss how these restrictions may impact broker-dealer affiliates of foreign banking organizations that conduct business in the United
The following comes to us from Prasad Krishnamurthy, Assistant Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley Law School.
The prudential regulation of banks by the federal banking agencies has traditionally been grounded in discretionary standards. Recent calls for cost-benefit analysis of agency … Read more
The new EU regulatory capital regime came into force on 1 January 2014 and with it a recasting of the securitisation risk retention rules. To accompany these new rules, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published final draft regulatory technical standards … Read more
The following remarks were delivered by Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. on January 15, 2014.
Thank you, Sarah [Kelsey, Exchequer Club Secretary], for that introduction. I’m very pleased to be here … Read more
The following comes to us from Peter Reilly, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M School of Law.
Wal-Mart is one of the wealthiest and most powerful companies in the world. And billionaire gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson is one of the … Read more
In the wake of the 2008 crisis, it soon became apparent that the fault lines of the global financial system extended far beyond the regulated banking sector to the less regulated “shadow banking” sector. Nonbank financial entities including (but not … Read more
The credit valuation adjustment charge in Basel III appears, at first glance, to be the preserve of quantitative analysts and the like. However, while complex, the CVA charge requires more widespread attention as it materially increases the required capital for
On Monday, December 16th, Morrison Foerster released what may be a first-of-its-kind regulatory reform glossary. The glossary, which is not comprehensive, is intended to serve as a helpful summary of neologisms and other acronyms (e.g., SIFI), nicknames (e.g., repo), and … Read more
The following comes to us from the Honorable Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Rakoff is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and will be … Read more
In my article, The Pension System and the Rise of Shareholder Primacy, which has recently appeared in the Seton Hall Law Review, I explore the influence of the pension system on corporate governance, particularly shareholder primacy and the relationship … Read more
Federal Reserve Issues Interim Final Rules Addressing Application of New Basel III-Based Capital Framework for Purposes of the 2013-2014 Capital Plan and Stress Test Cycle
The Federal Reserve recently issued two interim final rules that clarify how covered companies must
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BCBS”) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”) jointly issued a final policy framework (the “Policy Framework”) establishing minimum standards for margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives. The Policy Framework is a result … Read more