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  • Second Circuit limits availability of Chapter 15 weblink

    Briefings | 23 December 2013

    Foreign entities seeking recognition under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code must have a residence, domicile, place of business or assets in the US.

  • FCPA update: December 2013 — Vol. 5, No. 5 weblink

    Briefings | 20 December 2013

    Debevoise & Plimpton has published its FCPA Update for December 2013. The lead article is ‘Weatherford International enters the FCPA top 10 list with $152.5m in fines and penalties’.

  • The Volcker Rule — an overview weblink

    Briefings | 16 December 2013

    Federal banking agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have adopted final regulations to implement section 13 of the ‘Volcker Rule’.

  • Mandatory exchange trading for swaps weblink

    Briefings | 13 December 2013

    Next year, market participants may be required to execute certain interest rate swaps and credit default swaps on a DCM or SEF, rather than entering into such swaps over the counter.

  • The US Federal Rerserve's proposal and the foreign banking community weblink

    Briefings | 21 December 2012

    On 14 December 2012, the Federal Reserve Board issued proposed rules implementing the enhanced prudential standards and early remediation requirements of Sections 165 and 166 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

  • Fund directors charged in recent SEC enforcement case targeting valuation weblink

    Briefings | 14 December 2012

    For the past year, top officials of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have repeatedly identified the valuation of illiquid assets held by registered funds and private equity and hedge funds as one of the regulatory agency’s top five areas of enforcement focus. And, true to its word, the SEC has been actively pursuing such investigations.

  • FCPA update — December 2012 weblink

    Briefings | 11 December 2012

    An update on issues arising from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index DOJ and SEC discussions on FCPA guidance and current enforcement issues, and news from the BRICs.

  • FCPA update — May 2012 weblink

    Briefings | 7 December 2012

    An update on cases related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including the DOJ’s case against Morgan Stanley, the British government’s proposals concerning deferred prosecution agreements, and developments in Russia’s fight against corruption.

  • NAIC 2012 Fall national meeting weblink

    Briefings | 7 December 2012

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners held its 2012 Fall National Meeting from 29 November to 2 December 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland.

  • Insider trading plans in spotlight again weblink

    Briefings | 3 December 2012

    The spotlight is shining once again on the use (and possible abuse) of Rule 10b5-1 trading plans by corporate executives.