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Dechert LLP | USA | 23 Aug 2017

Fun With GAAP: CMBS at Risk

Here’s a headline for you: We don’t know if a conventional CMBS securitization where risk retention bonds are retained by a B-buyer under an industry


Dechert LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2016

Charitable Donation Results in FCPA Enforcement Action by SEC

A recent enforcement action by the U.S. Government serves as a reminder that charitable donations can raise anti-bribery compliance risks


Dechert LLP | USA | 28 Oct 2016

FCPA Enforcement Action Highlights Risks for the Financial Services Industry and Individual Executives

New York-based hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (the “Hedge Fund”) agreed to pay approximately $412 million to resolve charges brought by


Dechert LLP | USA | 28 Mar 2016

SEC Imposes Penalties on Company and Officers for Inadequate Staffing in Accounting Department

The SEC settled charges against Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and two of its officers for deficient oversight of the company’s internal


Dechert LLP | USA | 3 Mar 2016

Big Changes in Lease Accounting: FASB Releases Final Standards

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") released the long-anticipated final standards, Leases (Topic 842) (the "Final Standards" or


Dechert LLP | USA | 12 Feb 2016

SEC Staff Publishes its Views on Oversight of Certain Payments to Financial Intermediaries

The staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management (Staff) published a Guidance Update on January 6


Dechert LLP | USA | 16 Jul 2015

The claws are out SEC proposes clawback regulations under Dodd-Frank

Five years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange


Dechert LLP | China | 18 Jun 2014

China’s state secret laws: avoiding liability in cross border litigation and investigations

When complying with discovery obligations in cross border litigation or responding to document production requests from overseas regulators


Dechert LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Feb 2012

New accounting rules for UK limited partnerships

Under the Partnership (Accounts) Regulations 2008, a limited partnership established under the law of any part of the United Kingdom must prepare and file accounts as if it were a company if each of its partners is either a limited company, an unlimited company, or a Scottish partnership each of whose members is a limited company (a “qualifying partner”).


Dechert LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2011

More reasons to discount adverse event reports

A topic of repeated interest for us is how courts treat evidence of adverse event reports.

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