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Are All Animals Equal?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Belgium, Netherlands
  • July 18 2017

“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”. This is probably the most famous sentence from George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Sixty-two

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

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, August 2017
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 9 2017

On June 29, 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") Division of Corporation Finance announced that, beginning on July 10, 2017, it

Funds Talk: August 2017
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

In the most recent example of federal regulatory Streamlining, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on July 10 that it will

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

Foreign Investment in the Philippines: Recent Developments
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Philippines
  • January 19 2017

Following the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the Philippines in Roy III v. Chairperson Teresita Herbosa (Roy) we take the opportunity to

Are Initial Coin Offerings the Offer of Securities?
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

The stratospheric rise in valuations of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and emerging applications for blockchain across the financial

$35 million in 30 seconds: Initial Coin Offerings explained
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

Blockchain project Tezos raised $232 million-worth of bitcoin and ether in mid-July 2017, breaking the record for crowdfunding through an 'initial

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,”

Expect the unexpected: The year ahead for the Financial Institutions Sector
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 13 2017

There’s nothing new about change in the financial institutions sector. As in previous years, change for firms will be driven largely by regulation and