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This client update focuses on the examination priorities that are most relevant to investment advisers to private equity and hedge funds.
Debevoise & Plimption has published its FCPA Update for January 2013. The lead article concerns anti-corruption compliance in 2013.
The NYSE has updated its Section 303A written affirmation form to reflect the recent modifications to the NYSE listing standards for compensation committees of equity issuers.
The SEC recently published Form SD, the disclosure form to be filed by all SEC reporting companies that are subject to the SEC’s conflict minerals rule.
Court rules that Garlock’s settlement history does not accurately represent its actual asbestos liability
Garlock Sealing Technologies is only liable for a fraction of the asbestos liability alleged against it by current and future mesothelioma claimants.
Handling state AG parens patriae actions after the Supreme Court’s rejection of federal court removal
State attorney-general lawsuits seeking restitution for damaged consumers cannot be removed to federal court as ‘mass actions’ under the Class Action Fairness Act.
The publication of the Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was followed by a mixed year in terms of the number of resolutions and size of recoveries.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 imposed additional new requirements on commodity trading advisers.
CFTC no-action relief and request for comment for the transaction-level requirements of non-US swap dealers
On 14 November 2013, the DSIO of the CFTC issued Advisory 13-69 in response to inquiries from swap market participants.
This update presents a more in-depth analysis of the proprietary trading aspects of the Final Rule and their implications for affected institutions.
This update presents an in-depth analysis of the covered funds aspects of the final regulations and their implications for affected institutions.
‘New Year’s resolutions’ for New York non-profits: the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013
Debevoise & Plimpton offers four New Year’s resolutions to help you plan and prepare for the coming changes for New York non-profit organisations.
The Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office has published How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States.
This client update highlights some of the developments from the Fall National Meeting held by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Private equity funds (and their managers/advisers) are subject to various types of regulation under US federal law, in particular under the Dodd-Frank Act, and non-US law.
CFTC comparability determinations and no-action relief for certain foreign swap dealers and major swap participants
The CFTC has approved a series of broad comparability determinations permitting substituted compliance for non-US swap dealers and major swap participants.
Welcome to the fourth edition of Debevoise & Plimpton’s Arbitration Quarterly, a collection of interesting and significant current developments in international arbitration.
Foreign entities seeking recognition under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code must have a residence, domicile, place of business or assets in the US.
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’.
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’.