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FINRA Encourages Firms to Report Involvement in Activities Related to Digital Assets
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2018

In a Regulatory Notice published July 6, 2018, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) encourages its members to promptly notify FINRA if


CSA Reinforces Position that Securities Laws Apply to Cryptocurrency Offerings, Confirms Regulatory Scrutiny for Industry Participants
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 26 2018

Capital Markets Bulletin July 2018 CSA Reinforces Position that Securities Laws Apply to Cryptocurrency Offerings, Confirms Regulatory Scrutiny for


Securitisation of loans, exposures or receivables in Cyprus
  • Antoniou McCollum & Co LLC
  • Cyprus
  • July 20 2018

Securitisation involves transactions that enable a lender or a creditor - typically a credit institution or a corporation - to refinance a set of


FSB report on crypto-assets
  • DLA Piper
  • Global
  • July 19 2018

On 16 July 2018, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report on the work undertaken by the FSB as well as other standard-setting bodies on


SEC Proposes Rule to Allow Most ETFs to Operate without Exemptive Relief
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing to simplify and modernize the regulatory


Blaneys Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • July 15 2018

In Yip v HSBC Holdings plc, the Court of Appeal upheld the stay of a US$7 billion class action claim for secondary securities market misrepresentation


Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies jurisdictional limits of secondary market claims in Yip v. HSBC Holdings
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 13 2018

The recent judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Yip v. HSBC Holdings plc provides helpful guidance on the jurisdictional limits of secondary


Guidance on Direct Listings: NYSE Memo and FINRA Notice 18-11
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2018

On February 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved the New York Stock Exchange’s (the “NYSE”) proposal to permit qualifying


CSA Offers Tips for Token Offerings: Direction or Deterrence?
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • June 28 2018

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has published CSA Staff Notice 46-308 - Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens (2018 Notice


Top SEC Official Says Ethereum Not a Security, and Gives Long-Awaited Guidance to Coin Promoters
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2018

Yesterday, a senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official announced that Ethereum will not be regulated as a security - at least not