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SEC Warns Initial Coin Offerings May Be Subject to US Federal Securities Laws
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2017

In 2017, over $1.3 billion has been raised by start-ups through Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs"), a relatively new form of financing technique in which


The Rise of ICOs, Digital Tokens and Virtual Currencies - Do Securities Regulations Apply?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

On 10 August 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") and Commercial Affairs Department ("CAD") issued a joint statement, advising consumers


Québec regulator takes aggressive enforcement steps against initial coin offering promoters
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

In recent weeks, Québec’s financial sector regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), has taken aggressive enforcement


At-The-Market Offerings In The Canadian Capital Markets: Flexibility At A Lower Cost
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • August 15 2017

When seeking to access capital in the public markets in an uncertain economy, traditional follow-on financing methods might not be the right choice


Securities regulators provide enhanced guidance on material conflict of interest transactions
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • August 14 2017

On July 27, 2017, staff of securities regulatory authorities in each of Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba, and New Brunswick (together, Staff


ESMA Agrees to First Position Limits Under MiFID II for Three Contracts
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • European Union
  • August 13 2017

The European Securities and Markets Authority consented to the first three proposed position limits under the Markets in Financial Instruments


Tax Talk - Volume 10, No. 2 August 2017
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 11 2017

With the failure of health care legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, eyes in Washington, D.C. are now turning to tax reform


The Equity Margin Project: IIROC Withdraws Phase II of the Main Proposal for the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securities
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2017

On July 13, 2017, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada published IIROC Notice 17-0144 Withdrawal of the New Methodology for


SEC announces whistleblower award for government employee
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • August 11 2017

On July 25, the SEC announced that it would grant $2.5 million “to an employee of a domestic government agency whose tip helped launch an SEC


Is the Token Booth Closed? Initial Coin Offerings and the Federal Securities Laws
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

Initial coin offerings (ICOs or "Token Sales") typically involve the offer and sale of digital assets utilizing distributed ledger or blockchain