Topic: Derivatives

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Protecting Whistleblowers, Advertising Offerings, Reviewing Mergers, Sharing Audits

The new math: (coffee + JD Supra Corporate Brief) / Monday = Ahhh. Enjoy: An appeals court just ruled that Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply even when there are no shareholders to defraud… (Sherman & Howard) The SEC has revised its rules to allow entrepreneurs and startups to market stock offerings via advertisements and mass communications… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Patents, China Investments, Employment Visas, FCPA Violations

Happy birthday, Atticus Finch: On this day in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was first published. Read it again to celebrate! What’s new in the world of software patents? Plenty! (K&L Gates) The Basel Committee wonders if international financial regulatory systems have become too complex. Really. (Shipkevich) Want to challenge a patent? Here… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

From online privacy, to revised labor laws, to health care considerations, and more … here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories covering a broad range of issues on doing business in the People’s Republic of China. For your reference: Privacy in China: New Rule to Protect Personal Information (Dechert LLP): “The Standing Committee of the… Read more »

[Video] Talking Derivatives Reform

From Bloomberg Law, a discussion with Tangent Capital Partners’ Chris Whalen and Fusion IQ’s Barry Ritholtz – “two of the brightest guys in the business” according to host Lee Pacchia – on the subject of reform in the multi-trillion dollar derivatives market. The money quotes (and there are many): “[The derivatives market] is not just… Read more »

US Treasury Exempts Foreign Exchange Swaps & Forwards from Dodd-Frank Rules

“Foreign exchange (FX) swaps, the second largest derivatives trading market, [have] been exempted from Dodd-Frank regulation by the U.S. Treasury. Though some Democratic legislators criticized the move, the Treasury went forward with the exemption citing the high-levels of risk management inherent in FX trading. ‘Unlike other derivatives, FX swaps and forwards already trade in a… Read more »

CFTC Pushes Ahead with Dodd-Frank Act Revisions

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) continues to move forward with regulatory changes mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent rules and revisions from the CFTC: Final Rules Defining Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants CFTC and SEC Define “Swap Dealer” and “Major… Read more »