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Paul Weiss | USA | 3 Jun 2011

SEC adopts whistleblower bounty rules

In a 3-2 vote split along party lines, the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved final rules to implement the whistleblower "bounty" provisions mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Paul Weiss | USA, Canada | 10 Jan 2011

2010 U.S. legal and regulatory developments affecting Canadian companies

The most significant U.S. legal and regulatory development of 2010 was the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), which was signed into law by President Obama on July 21, 2010.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 26 May 2010

Senate passes comprehensive financial reform bill

On May 20, 2010, the United States Senate passed, by a margin of 59 to 39, the Restoring Financial Stability Act of 2010 (the "Bill"), which is aimed at strengthening the US financial system and preventing future crises.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 25 May 2010

Reconciling the Senate and House versions of the Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act

On May 20, 2010, the United States Senate passed "The Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" (the "Senate Bill").

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Paul Weiss | USA | 21 Apr 2010

Proposed legislation affecting private funds

On January 21, 2010, President Obama, joined by Paul Volcker and others, proposed new measures calling for new restrictions on the size and scope of banks and other financial institutions to rein in excessive risk taking and to protect taxpayers.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 22 Mar 2010

Senator Dodd proposes comprehensive financial reform bill

On March 15, 2010, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., released a draft bill of the Restoring Financial Stability Act of 2010 (the “Bill”) aimed at strengthening the U.S. financial system and preventing future crises.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 16 Dec 2009

House passes bill requiring most private fund investment advisers to register

On December 11, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed “The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009” (H.R. 4173).

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Paul Weiss | USA | 9 Sep 2009

President Obama’s plans for the comprehensive regulation of OTC derivatives

On June 12, 2009, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released Prseident Obama's plan to overhaul the U.S. Financial regulatory system entitled "Financial Regulatory Reform - A New Foundation Rebuilding Financial Supervision and Regulation."

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Paul Weiss | USA | 9 Sep 2009

Regulation of OTC derivatives today and tomorrow

In the aftermath of the bankruptcy filings by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries and the ensuing market turmoil, credit default swaps ("CDS") have been cited as one of the main culprits for causing the current crisis.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 24 Jun 2009

Recently proposed regulatory reforms to over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives and securitization markets

On June 17, 2009, the U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”) submitted its report to Congress entitled “Financial Regulatory Reform A New Foundation: Rebuilding Financial Supervision and Regulation” (“Report”).

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