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2016 Mid-Year Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 14 2016

The U.S. government has continued its aggressive enforcement of U.S. securities laws against individuals and entities located outside the U.S. for


Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report September 2016
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Ireland, USA
  • September 2 2016

August is typically a slow month in Washington. When Congress is out of session, there is an exodus from the hot and humid Capital. However, with


Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and


Hedge fund report - summary of key developments - spring 2015
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2015

This continues to be a time of rapid change for the hedge fund industry, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), the Commodity Futures


Hedging activities result in sales factor distortion
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2010

Last week, Judge A. James Robertson II of the San Francisco Superior Court yet again ruled against General Mills in the ongoing saga over whether (and how) hedging transactions are included in the sales factor


The Brave New Fiduciary World Has Arrived - The DOL Tries to Find a More Ideal Balance in the Final “Investment Advice” Rules
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") on April 6, 2016 released the final version of its "investment advice" regulation and accompanying


Colorado District Court reaches taxpayer-favorable result in recent tax shelter case
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2008

In Sala v. United States (decided April 22, 2008), Judge Lewis Babcock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado upheld an individual taxpayer’s claimed loss of over $60 million in connection with a series of complex transactions involving foreign currency option contracts


CFTC sues Royal Bank of Canada for years long wash sale scheme
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 4 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed an enforcement action against the Royal Bank of Canada alleging a years long, riskless wash sale scheme conducted by a small group of RBC personnel to generate certain lucrative Canadian tax benefits


Financial services legislative and regulatory update - October 10, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 10 2011

The theme of this past week is anger, primarily espoused by the Occupy Wall Street protests who continue to garner attention for their disenchantment with the financial services industry, corporate America and government


Tax court finds a particular “variable prepaid forward” arrangement to be a current sale
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

In 2000, the Anschutz Company (the “Taxpayer”) held appreciated publicly traded stock (through a qualified subchapter S subsidiary) that it wanted to monetize without triggering taxable gain, while simultaneously protecting itself from any future declines in the price of such stock