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Financial services update vol. 10, issue 25
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

On July 20, the U. S. Department of the Treasury published a formal Notice and Request for Comment on the subject of expanding access to credit


Financial services update vol. 10, issue 24
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 20 2015

In April of this year, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed a rule which amends the definition of “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement


Three employees of Swift Technical Solutions Ltd have been acquitted of charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2015

Bharat Sodha (the former International Tax Manager), Nidhi Vyas (the former Financial Controller) and Trevor Bruce (the former Area Director for


Shell Oil Company and Shell International, E&P, Inc.’s (together “Shell”) internal investigation report ruled absolutely privileged by Texas Supreme Court.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2015

On 15 May 2015, the Texas Supreme Court overturned a Texas Court of Appeal's decision that Shell's internal investigation report to the United States


The DoJ announced on 15 June 2015 that it would not prosecute PetroTiger, after it cooperated in building a case against its former CEO
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2015

On 15 June 2015, Joseph Sigelman, PetroTiger's co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer, pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay bribes to an


Financial services update vol. 10, issue 21
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • June 15 2015

Daniel Sibears, Executive Vice President for Regulatory Operations at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), gave a speech at a


Financial services update vol. 10, issue 20
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2015

On May 22, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its statutorily mandated semi annual rulemaking agenda. This agenda contains


Update on antimoney laundering laws in Hong Kong
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 8 2015

In recent years, banks, multinationals and professional firms have faced increased pressure from regulators in Hong Kong to clamp down on money


FLIR Systems, Inc. (“FLIR”) has agreed to pay the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) US $9.5 million in settlement for violations of the FCPA
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

On 8 April 2015, FLIR entered a Cease-And-Desist Order (the "Order") which referred to the SEC's acceptance of FLIR's settlement offer. In the Order


Former Tullett Prebon Group Ltd employee, Noel Cryan, pleads not guilty before Southwark Crown Court
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 1 2015

On 17 April 2015, Mr Cryan appeared before the Court to enter his plea of not guilty against a charge of conspiracy to defraud in connection with the