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FTC’s Increase in Civil Penalties May Be Less than Meets the Eye
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

There has been a lot of press about the fact that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently increased the civil penalties from $16,000 to $40,000


Payment Services Getting Ready for PSD2
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • July 4 2016

The recast Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will have a dramatic effect on the EU's payment landscape, providing the framework for the evolution of


The Green Deal and consumers
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2011

The Government has recently proposed the Green Deal, a revolutionary programme to increase the energy efficiency of the UK’s building stock


SEC and CFTC jointly adopt Form PF
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) recently adopted new rules (the “Rules”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”), and the Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”) that will require registered investment advisers with at least $150 million in private fund assets under management to file Form PF with the SEC


CFTC publishes final rule on position limits
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 14 2011

On 18 October 2011, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a final rule on position limits under the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


FCPA regulators set sights on private equity
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

The private equity industry is the latest target of an unprecedented explosion in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement by U.S. regulators


Commodity Futures Trading Commission announces final rule on position limits for futures and swaps
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2011

On October 26, 2011, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released final rules (the “Final Rule”) which establish CFTC-administered speculative position limits for 28 physical delivery commodity futures and options contracts, as well as for swaps that are economically equivalent to such contracts


CFTC issues final regulations on position limits for futures and swaps
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

On October 18, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a Final Rule codifying regulations that establish limits on speculative positions in 28 physical commodity futures contracts traded pursuant to the rules of a Designated Contract Market and economically equivalent swaps


Spotlight on unclaimed property: is unclaimed property hidden in your M&A deal?
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • September 7 2011

During the first half of 2011, U.S. merger and acquisition activity robustly increased over 2010. The accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that 2011 M&A activity through May increased 39 over the same period in 2010


SEC replaces credit ratings with new wide market following test for shelf registration statement eligibility
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted amendments to its short-form registration statements on Forms S-3 and F-3 to replace credit ratings with new eligibility criteria focused on wide market following for the use of the registration statements in offerings of non-convertible securities (other than common equity