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Financial services legislative and regulatory update - 14 May 2012
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • May 14 2012

What was heading to be a rather routine week of hearings and the continued implementation of Dodd-Frank was shaken by the end of the week news that JP Morgan had a $2 billion dollar trading lost

Safe harbors for derivatives transactions in New York insurance insolvency proceedings
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2011

The New York Insurance Law (Insurance Law) was amended to create a safe harbor for closing out certain derivatives transactions entered into with New York insurers that are placed into insolvency proceedings

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - December 19, 2011
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

In what now accounts for standard operating procedure, the past week saw a flurry of last minute activity, as the threat of having to stay in Washington, DC for the week before Christmas appeared to provide the leverage necessary for Congress to finish up much of its end of the year business

Republicans circulate substitute summary of Financial Regulatory Reform Bill; cloture motion on Senate bill fails for third time
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

Yesterday, Senate Republicans circulated a brief summary of the Financial Regulatory Improvement and Taxpayer Protection Act, a Republican substitute to the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S.3217) previously passed by the Senate Banking Committee along party lines, and which has failed to reach the Senate floor for debate following three failed cloture motions by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), including today's 56-42 rejection of the motion

Additional states enact NAIC model qualified financial contracts law
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2011

Several states have recently added provisions to their insurance rehabilitation and liquidation acts which address the rights of parties to certain derivatives transactions with an insurance company in the event that an order of rehabilitation or liquidation is entered against the insurer

Treatment of swap agreements under insurance insolvencies state developments
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

The treatment of derivatives, or "qualified financial contracts", under state insurance insolvency laws has received increased attention since the financial crisis

The Financial Report, 22 June 2017, News from Europe
  • DLA Piper
  • European Union, USA
  • June 22 2017

ESMA consults on draft standards for trading obligation for derivatives under MiFIR. ESMA announced that it has published a consultation paper

MF Global and Individual Defendants Finalize Settlement With Customers and Other Creditors
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2016

The infamous history of MF Global is closer to ending after the administrator for the bankrupt holding company filed a proposed notice of settlement