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SEC Expands Cybersecurity Compliance Requirements For 2016
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2016

On January 11, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the 2016 examination priorities list. For the third year in a row


PCAOB Adopts Audit Engagement Partner Disclosure
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

On December 15, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) continued its pursuit of providing investors with improved audit


Variable Annuities Are Retirement Investment Product of Interest in SEC’s 2016 Examination Priorities
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2016

As we discussed yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released its


SEC Provides Guidance on 2016 Examination Areas of Focus
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

On Monday, January 11, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations' (OCIE


Congress Passes New Tax Laws Affecting REITs Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

On December 18, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 (the "Act") into law. The Act provides for a number


SEC Enforcement Chief Andrew Ceresney Discusses CCO Liability
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2015

On November 4, 2015, Andrew Ceresney, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Enforcement (Enforcement Division


A Guide to Regulation A
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2015

Significant changes to Regulation A, generally referred to as Regulation A, went into effect on June 19, 2015. Regulation A is a previously existing


Quantum Dawn 3: SIFMA’s Cybergames
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

It reads like a movie script: First, the financial services industry experiences a bout of firm-specific attacks in the form of distributed denial of


Just admit it - SEC requiring admissions with increased frequency
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

As we previously reported, in 2012 and 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) changed its longstanding policy of permitting defendants to


CFTC’s proposed margin rules for uncleared swaps - cross-border matrix
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2015

This is the final article in a series on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC's) proposed margin rules for uncleared swaps (CFTC