The following post is based on an article by Professor Steven Schwarcz of Duke Law School entitled Intrinsic Imbalance: The Impact of Income Disparity on Financial Regulation, which documents and examines the consequences of the extraordinary two-to-one income disparity … Read more
The following post comes to us from Charles Korsmo, Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western University School of Law and is based on his recent article, “Venture Capital and Preferred Stock,” 78 Brook. L. Rev. 1163 (2013). The full paper … 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 post comes to us from Marcelo M. Prates, an Attorney at the Central Bank of Brazil. The full article, which is now published as the Central Bank of Brazil Working Paper no. 335 and has been recently noted … 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
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Division of Market Oversight (the “Division”) announced yesterday that Javelin SEF, LLC’s (“Javelin”) self-certification of available-to-trade determinations (“MAT Determinations”) for certain benchmark interest rate swap contracts is deemed certified. Under CFTC regulations, the swaps … Read more
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act” or “the Act”) was signed into law in the spring of 2012, amidst the ongoing fallout from the 2008 financial crisis as well as a hotly-contested presidential election. Having received uncharacteristic … Read more
Now that the final rule implementing Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly known as the “Volcker Rule,” has been implemented, banking entities engaged in swaps activities must plan how they will navigate the two different and overlapping regulatory regimes
New York State Attorney General and BlackRock Settle Investigation into BlackRock’s Analyst Survey Program, Signaling Potential Expansion of Martin Act Liability Under “Insider Trading 2.0” Theory
On January 8, 2014, the New York State Attorney General and BlackRock, Inc.
On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D (“Reg D”) under the
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 following post is based on a memo released by Pepper Hamilton LLP on September 4, 2013.
A recent post-trial decision by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery puts directors serving as designees of preferred … 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