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Congress exempts non-financial end-users, their agents and certain cooperatives from non-cleared swap margin requirements in reauthorization of terrorism insurance bill
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

On January 8, 2015, the U.S. Senate approved legislation, by a 93-4 vote, to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act ("TRIA"). The legislation


Insurance safe harbor affords little certainty for non-US insurers
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2013

As market participants are aware, the definition of "swap" that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) added


Financial services legislative and regulatory update - December 3, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 3 2012

There must have been something in the turkey, because all of the optimism surrounding a positive resolution to the fiscal cliff seemed to have evaporated this week


Federal rules effective dates - September 2013 - November 2013
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2013

Enhanced Risk Management Standards for Systemically Important Derivatives Clearing Organizations. 78 FR 49663. September 23, 2013 Clearing


IRS releases final regulations on the comparable effectiveness fee
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2012

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") recently released final regulations regarding the "comparable effectiveness fee" applicable to certain health


House Financial Services Subcommittee holds hearing on systemic risk
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing yesterday regarding perspectives on systemic risk in the financial system


Safe harbors for derivatives transactions in New York insurance insolvency proceedings
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2011

The New York Insurance Law (Insurance Law) was amended to create a safe harbor for closing out certain derivatives transactions entered into with New York insurers that are placed into insolvency proceedings


Financial services legislative and regulatory update - December 19, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

In what now accounts for standard operating procedure, the past week saw a flurry of last minute activity, as the threat of having to stay in Washington, DC for the week before Christmas appeared to provide the leverage necessary for Congress to finish up much of its end of the year business


Financial services regulatory reform update - August 6, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 6 2012

Members of Congress left town at the end of the week, fleeing the stifling heat of Washington, but not before providing a clear road map for the fall, lame duck and likely, the 2013 agenda


Financial services legislative and regulatory update - June 18, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 18 2012

The theme of this past week once again, was crisis