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Benchmarking LIBOR: a controversial history, an uncertain future

  • Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • March 24 2014

As the primary global benchmark for short-term interest rates the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) serves as an indicator for many currencies

Business law update - Spring 2014

  • Thompson Hine LLP
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  • Canada, China, Germany, Japan, USA
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  • March 24 2014

With deals today being larger and more global than ever before, a merger between two U.S. companies may have far-reaching effects in countries around

Financial transaction tax

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • February 15 2012

The application of a financial transaction tax on bond, equity and derivatives transactions in Europe continues to be intensely debated

Agencies request for comment on market risk capital rules

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 12 2011

On December 7, the OCC, Fed, and FDIC released a notice of proposed rulemaking to seek comment on an amendment to a December 2010 notice of proposed rulemaking to modify the agencies' market risk capital rules for banks with significant trading activities

International regulatory update

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • Belgium, European Union, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA
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  • July 4 2011

The FSA has published a document setting out its initial thinking on how the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is expected to be established by end-2012, will approach the delivery of its objectives

Federal Reserve Board publishes swap agreements

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 17 2010

On May 11th, the Federal Reserve Board released the text of three agreements with foreign central banks to reestablish temporary dollar swap facilities and announced that, starting May 13, 2010, it would disclose information weekly on use of the swap lines by each of the counterparty central banks

FDIC and Treasury officials point to derivatives as an element of US financial regulatory reform

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 25 2008

In a recent public address, FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair announced that her agency will soon consider issuing a proposed rule to set recordkeeping requirements for troubled institutions regarding their qualified financial contracts (QFCs), and will seek comment on setting minimum QFC recordkeeping requirements for all FDIC-insured institutions

ERISA advisory - proposed regulation redefining fiduciary

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 5 2010

On October 21, 2010, the Department of Labor (Department) proposed a wholesale revision to its regulation that defines the term “fiduciary” under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code

NCUA seeks comment on whether credit unions should be allowed to hedge interest rate risk

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 27 2011

On June 24th, the National Credit Union Administration ("NCUA") published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requesting public comments on whether and how to modify its rule on investment and deposit activities to permit a natural person credit union to engage in the purchase and sale of financial derivatives for the purpose of offsetting interest rate risk

Private Fund Update

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 27 2014

Congratulations to the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors on a successful Winter Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Congressman David