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UK Financial Conduct Authority Releases Guidance on Initial Coin Offerings
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2017

On September 12, 2017 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) released brief guidance (“FCA Guidance”) on initial coin offerings (“ICOs”). This

ICO Whitepaper
  • Barnea & Co
  • Global, Israel, USA
  • September 19 2017

It is nearly impossible to keep track of the developments in the cryptocurrency and ICO arena, with new digital currencies being launched and new ICOs

Replacing familiar benchmarks: preparations to phase out the IBORs
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 31 2017

Long a mainstay of the financial world, the floating "IBOR" rates, based on the rates of actual or purported interbank offered loans, are now being

Despite Growing Regulatory Scrutiny, Initial Coin Offerings Remain Popular
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Canada, Global, Singapore, USA
  • August 29 2017

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have become a hot new way to raise funds in 2017, with more than $1 billion raised so far this year. In an ICO, a

10 Things a General Counsel Needs to Know about Blockchain
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Global
  • August 17 2017

You’ve likely heard about bitcoin by now, especially given its ballooning value from US$500 to US$3,000 - all within one year - and similar

Daily financial services roundup including IOSCO consultation on reporting requirements in secondary corporate bonds markets
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Global
  • August 16 2017

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has published issue 141 of Ombudsman News. Items of interest include:

LIBOR Replacement Plans Bring Regulatory Considerations for Derivatives
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Global, USA
  • August 15 2017

Plans to end the long reign of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as one of the world's most often-used interest rate benchmarks have recently

Derivatives Quarterly Newsletter: 2nd Quarter 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Global, Hong Kong, USA
  • August 10 2017

On May 3, 2017, the CFTC voted to propose amendments (Proposed Amendment) to certain CFTC regulations (Existing CCO Rules) governing the duties and

Daily financial services roundup including publication of Solvency II Regulation in OJEU
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • August 9 2017

The Bank for International Settlement (BIS) has published working paper no 655 on the Fintech Opportunity by Thomas Phillippon, a member of the

Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • August 4 2017

The Government has approved the legal drafting of an Investment Limited Partnership (Amendment) Bill to support development of the private equity fund