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Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Dec 2010

Treasury publishes responses to its consultation on reforming the financial regulatory system

In the wake of the worldwide financial crisis and election of the UK's coalition govrnment, HM Treasury proposed a wholesale overhaul of the financial regulatory system in the UK in a consultation document issued in July 2010 entitled "A new approach to financial regulation: judgement, focus and stability".


Locke Lord LLP | European Union | 4 Oct 2010

European Parliament approves overhaul of financial supervision in Europe

On 22 September 2010, the European Parliament approved a sweeping overhaul of financial supervision in Europe, including the creation of a new supervisory authority for insurance and reinsurance - the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) - and a European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) which will monitor threats to the EU economy as a whole.


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2010

HM Treasury launches financial services reforms consultation

HM Treasury has today (26 July 2010) launched its consultation on the implementation of financial regulation reforms, originally announced by the Chancellor on 16 June 2010.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 25 Jun 2010

Financial reform conferees complete work on overhaul legislation

In the early morning hours of June 25, House and Senate conferees completed action on financial regulatory reform legislation (H.R. 4173) by approving a final conference report by a vote of 20-11 among House conferees and a vote of 7-5 among Senate conferees.


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Jun 2010

UK Chancellor sets out proposals for reform of financial services regulation

In the annual Mansion House Speech on 16 June 2010, the UK Chancellor announced his intention to abolish the tri-partite system of financial regulation established by the former Labour government.


Locke Lord LLP | China | 14 May 2010

Chinese consider revising plan for a super regulator

China is considering reviving its plan to set up a super regulator in order to make the government's oversight of the financial sector more efficient and expedient and improve the lack of integration and co-ordination between existing regulators.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 25 Mar 2010

Senate tees up financial regulatory reform following healthcare victory

Top lawmakers met with President Obama Wednesday in order to regain momentum on financial regulatory reform legislation in Congress.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2010

Senate financial reform bill to be unveiled Monday; bipartisan negotiations fall apart

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) announced Thursday morning that he will release his updated financial regulatory reform bill on Monday.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 2 Mar 2010

Senate financial regulatory reform

As efforts to produce a bipartisan deal on sweeping financial regulatory reform legislation inch forward, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) offered an alternative proposal that aims to end the impasse over one of the legislation's most controversial issues - consumer financial protection.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 21 Jan 2010

President Obama announces new proposal on bank limits

On Thursday morning, President Obama unveiled a proposal that takes aim at the size of the nation’s major financial institutions and seeks to limit the proprietary trading and other risks taken by such institutions.

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