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2020 Digital Asset Regulatory Lookback (US Edition)

USA - January 21 2021 Regulators once again offered piecemeal guidance, while focusing on risks and enforcement. Meanwhile, innovation and institutional adoption took off…

Adam Bruce Fovent, Deric M. Behar, Stephen P. Wink, Todd Beauchamp, Yvette D. Valdez.

FinCEN Looks to Rein In Cryptocurrency Transactions

Global, USA - January 14 2021 A new proposal would subject financial institutions and exchanges to onerous recordkeeping and reporting requirements for certain digital currency…

Benjamin A. Naftalis, Deric M. Behar, Margaret Allison Upshaw, Miles P. Jennings.

Second Circuit Affirms SEC’s Bank Secrecy Act Powers

USA - January 11 2021 The Second Circuit's recent decision gives the SEC the green light to continue enforcing broker-dealer compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act…

Benjamin A. Naftalis, Douglas K. Yatter, Douglas N. Greenburg, Hye Eun (Michelle) Cho, John J. Sikora Jr., Nabil Sabki, Timothy H. McCarten, William R. Baker III.

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020: 5 Key Takeaways

USA - January 5 2021 Expanded compliance obligations will have far-reaching implications for regulated financial institutions and most companies operating in the US…

Alice S. Fisher, Allison Hugi, Benjamin A. Naftalis, Douglas K. Yatter, Douglas N. Greenburg.

New UK Sanctions and Export Controls Rules - Top 10 Takeaways

European Union, Global, United Kingdom - December 23 2020 The new rules are set to go in effect when the UK leaves the European Union on 31 December at 11 p.m. GMT…

Andrew P. Galdes, Charles Claypoole, Elizabeth K. Annis, Les P. Carnegie, Robert Price, Thomas Lane, William M. McGlone.