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European Commission proposes Financial Transactions Tax
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union
  • October 6 2011

The European Commission has just released details of its proposal to introduce a Financial Transactions Tax (“FTT”

Mezzanine lenders fight for new protections
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • November 15 2011

As the high-yield bond markets remain closed in Europe, mezzanine finance is likely to make a return to the capital structure in leveraged finance transactions

Financial transactions and VAT: assignment of receivables at a discount to face value
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 19 2012

The ECJ provides some comfort to assignors and assignees of financial assets at a discount to face value

Are regulators waking up to the need to encourage securitisation?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • November 20 2012

Quite apart from its economic merits, the attractiveness of ABS for investors has become something of a hostage to financial regulation

FMLC seeks clarification on risk retention rules
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • November 16 2012

FMLC has written to the Commission warning about uncertainty around the application to collateralised loan obligations (CLO) of CRD2 risk retention requirements

Loan-level data implications
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 17 2012

European Central Bank and Bank of England liquidity schemes require that loan-level data be disclosed on a regular basis (no less than quarterly) with respect to asset-backed securities which are to be used as collateral

European financial stability measures: recent developments and U.S. exposure
  • Venable LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • August 9 2011

As recently as July 2011, a number of financial measures have been implemented by institutions and member states of the European Union (the “EU”) to address the current sovereign debt crisis and ensure financial stability in the EU

CLOs face consequences of Article 122a risk retention rules
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • European Union
  • March 21 2011

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors released its final guidelines on Article 122a of the European Union (EU) Capital Requirements Directive on December 31, 2010

International regulatory update 7 - 11 March 2011
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, Belgium, European Union, Global, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 14 2011

IOSCO and the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) have published a consultative report setting out a new set of principles designed to apply to all systemically important payment systems, central securities depositories, securities settlement systems, central counterparties and trade repositories

MEPs want less reliance on big CRAs
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • January 6 2012

MEPs, debating changes to the Credit Rating Agencies (CRA) legislation in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), have called for less reliance on the "big three" CRAs