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U.K. Insurance Industry Working Group publishes report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2009

Yesterday, the U.K.’s Insurance Industry Working Group, which is co-chaired by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling and Aviva's Group Chief Executive Andrew Moss, published its report on the challenges currently facing the insurance industry.


European Commission formally requests Council to provide medium-term assistance to Romania
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Romania, European Union
  • April 21 2009

Today, the European Commission (EC) formally requested the European Council "to provide medium-term financial assistance to Romania of up to 5 billion."


TCF Financial files suit challenging constitutionality of Durbin amendment
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2010

On Tuesday, TCF National Bank, one of the nation's largest debit card issuers, announced that it had filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the so-called "Durbin amendment" to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) "on three separate grounds: the regulations take our property without just compensation and without Due Process of Law; and they also deny us Equal Protection under the law."


European Commission provides 5 billion in medium-term assistance to Romania
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Romania, European Union
  • March 30 2009

Last week, the Ecofin Council and the European Commission (EC) issued a joint statement regarding its grant of 5 billion in medium-term assistance to Romania.


Investors urge Senate to act on climate change
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2008

Yesterday, in a letter addressed to leaders of the U.S. Senate, more than 50 institutional investors, financial service firms and the controllers and treasurers from at least a dozen states urged the government to pass “strong national climate change legislation” in the coming weeks that would require a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.


Latvia’s Prime Minister resigns amidst reforms to financial system
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Latvia
  • February 25 2009

Last Friday, Latvia’s Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis announced his resignation amidst the country’s economic financial crisis.


Prioritized examination enacted by the America Invents Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

On September 16, 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the “Act”) was signed into law.


EU task force holds first meeting on joint economic governance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • May 23 2010

European Union finance ministers and treasury officials gathered in Brussels on Friday to discuss "measures needed to reach the objectives of improved crisis resolution framework and better budgetary discipline" in the wake of the Greek debt crisis.


Key European financial market players issue joint statement calling for improved financial supervision
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • July 21 2009

On Friday, some of Europe’s key financial market players, including the European Banking Federation (EBF), the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP), the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA), the Federation of European Accountants (FEE), the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and BUSINESSEUROPE issued a joint statement expressing their support for "a reinforced European Financial Supervision system, broadly supporting the European Council recent Conclusions."


CFTC global markets advisory committee holds meeting regarding OTC derivatives reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2010

Yesterday, the Global Markets Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") held an open meeting to address four topics.