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China Shuts Down ICO Market

Hong Kong, USA - September 7 2017 For the past few months, issuers of token sales or “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) have known that they were, to some extent, sailing in unchartered...

Peter X. Huang, Stuart D. Levi, Ryan J. Dzierniejko.

SEC Issues Guidance on Regulation of Initial Coin Offerings

USA - August 1 2017 Over the last 12 months, a growing number of start-ups, primarily those offering blockchain-based services, have raised capital utilizing so-called...

Stuart D. Levi, David J. Goldschmidt, Kevin T. Hardy, Ryan J. Dzierniejko, Andrew J. Brady.

SEC Charges Private Equity Fund Adviser as an Unregistered Broker

USA - June 16 2016 On June 1, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") accepted a settlement offer from a registered investment adviser of private...

Lauren P. Heller, Anastasia T. Rockas, Erich T. Schwartz.

"Labor Department Redefines ‘Fiduciary’ for ERISA and Internal Revenue Code Purposes"

USA - April 25 2016 On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a widely anticipated final regulation that redefines who is a “fiduciary” of certain employee...

Joseph M. Yaffe, Erica Schohn, Regina Olshan, Neil M. Leff, Anastasia T. Rockas.

Potential Regulatory and Litigation Risks Relating to Recent Fixed-Income Market Concerns

USA - February 25 2016 Recent events relating to the fixed-income markets including volatility in the high-yield markets and the high-profile closings of a number of funds...

Scott D. Musoff, Michael K. Hoffman, Alexander C. Drylewski, Jay B. Kasner, John K. Carroll.