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Initial coin offerings - something new under the regulatory sun?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

In our financial services updates at the beginning of the year (see here), we outlined a few regulatory pointers for FinTech coming out of a speech

Securities and Exchange Commission Addresses Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2017

On July 25, 2017, the SEC issued a Report of Investigation under Section 21(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) describing an

PDVSA's Peculiar Oct. '22 Bond May Carry Elevated Risks
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

In late May 2017, it was reported that Goldman Sachs (GS), on behalf of clients of its asset management unit, had bought US$2.8 billion in face value

Drive for connectivity fuels manufacturing and industrials M&A
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2017

The US manufacturing sector saw US$8 billion spent across 76 deals in H1, representing a 21.2 percent uptick in value compared to the first half of

Second Circuit: Fifth Amendment Bars Testimony Compelled by Foreign Governments
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 31 2017

The court vacates LIBOR convictions with significant implications for US criminal cases involving cross-border investigations. Key Points: â

SEC Concludes that Slock.It’s DAO Digital Currency Tokens are Securities
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

On July 25, 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a report of investigation (Report) concluding that the digital

SEC Issues Landmark Report on Blockchain Fundraising
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Australia, Canada, USA
  • July 28 2017

This week the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published an investigative report1 confirming what many in the blockchain industry had

Howey Got Here: SEC Issues Guidance on Token Offerings
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2017

The Howey test lives onnow in a lesson in what not to do when it comes to token offerings. Token offerings, also known as “initial token offerings,”

U.S. Tax Court Exempts Gain on Sale of Interests in ECI-Generating Partnerships
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

The Tax Court in Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA (149 TC No. 3 (2017)) (Grecian Magnesite) has determined that gain from a

Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2017

Basic to any acquisition and its financing are the projections of the target's future performance. These play a key role in setting the price for the