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Initial coin offerings - The regulatory response
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

The Financial Times ran a story last month analysing demand from investors for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Under the headline ‘No one is killing


Sweetening The “Gig” - Tech Companies May Soon Offer Stock Options To Contractors
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

Stock options, in large part, make some of the biggest public tech companies tick; a means of attracting top talent with the promise of big payouts


SEC Issues Proposed Rule Permitting Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts to Use Layered Disclosure
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on October 30, 2018 that it had voted to issue a proposed rule and form amendments that would


SEC and CFTC continue efforts to regulate cryptocurrency
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2018

Two important events occurred in the cryptocurrency space last week. The Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) gave a speech


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Rules to Enhance Order Handling Information Available to Investors
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2018

On November 2, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt amendments requiring broker-dealers to provide investors with new and


Vexed over Brexit disclosure
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • November 13 2018

The WSJ is reporting that, in a speech to the FEI Current Financial Reporting Issues Conference in New York, SEC Chair Jay Clayton advised the


SASB issues sustainability accounting standards for 77 industries
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2018

Way back in 2016, the SEC issued a Concept Release requesting comment on an enormous variety of potential changes to Reg S-K, including sustainability


Cyber Risk and Internal Accounting Controls: How Should Boards Respond?
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2018

The SEC warns public companies that lax cybersecurity practices could violate rules governing internal accounting controls, and offer nine scams as


CFTC Proposes to Simplify, Modernize Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor Regulations
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2018

On October 18, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a proposal in the Federal Register (Proposed Rule) to amend several


Proposed FINRA Corporate Financing Rule Change
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • November 12 2018

On October 30, 2018, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA") filed a proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rule 5110 (Corporate