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On 13 August 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new guidance on ownership/control for determining blocked parties.
The importance of careful drafting was recently reiterated by the New York Court of Appeals in Quadrant Structured Products Co v Vertin.
Plaintiffs in securities fraud class actions may satisfy the reliance element by showing that they traded on an ‘efficient market’ presumed to reflect all public material information.
The US District Court for the Western District of Washington found that certain distressed debt funds were not ‘financial institutions’ under the definition of ‘eligible assignee’.
The US, Canada and the EU have designated a number of additional officials and companies as the unrest continues in eastern Ukraine.
In this video, Greg Laughlin discusses the legislative steps being taken to prevent future large-scale government bailouts of distressed financial institutions.
In this video, Jay Gould, partner at Pillsbury, discusses operational and capital raising considerations for hedge funds in 2014.
The US Supreme Court’s decision in a campaign finance case frees individual political donors to contribute to an unlimited number of federal campaigns and committees.
The Obama administration has threatened to impose additional sanctions on Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis but so far has only blocked the assets of 32 individuals and one bank.
Sanctions have escalated at a rapid pace as western powers responded to the crisis in Ukraine and Russian’s annexation of Crimea.
The amended California custody rule will come into effect on 1 April 2014.
This alert describes the final regulations issued by the FRB that modify the former requirements applicable to foreign banking organisations pursuant to the FRB’s Regulation K.
Video: Pillsbury 2013 highlight reel — achievements in the energy, financial services, real estate and technology sectors download
Pillsbury has produced a three-minute video update featuring its most noteworthy engagements and achievements from 2013.
In these video briefings, Pillbury partner Mike Sullivan takes on four key issues that entrepreneurs commonly contend with in the early days of their start-up efforts.
The US government has taken another important step in helping to reintegrate Myanmar (referred to as Burma for official purposes) into the global economy.
OMB publishes final uniform guidance governing grants, co-operative and other funding agreements with federal agencies
The OMB has published a series of significant reforms to the government’s policies relating to grants and co-operative agreements.
The Volcker Rule — a suggested approach for banking entities when analysing its impact on business models, activities and transactions
This alert provides an overview of the principal elements of the Volcker Rule and identifies concerns that have already been raised by industry participants.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published its ‘Arbitration Study Preliminary Results’, mandated by section 1028(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act.
This alert focuses on several major measures that are related to outbound investment by Chinese persons and inbound investment in China by foreign investors.