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|Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in Challenge to CFTC Regulations Affecting Registered Investment Companies|
Abigail Bertumen, Joshua B. Sterling, Beau Yanoshik; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 8, 2013, previously published on May 7, 2013On May 6, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments in the case brought by the Investment Company Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Appellants”) that challenges amendments to CFTC Regulation 4.5.
|Cybersecurity Bill Stalls In Senate, Shifting Attention To Executive Order|
Matthew Flairty, Bree Hann, Edward F. Maluf, Manu Pradhan, Brian C. Rocca; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 1, 2013, previously published on April 29, 2013On the heels of the Obama administration’s veto threat, Senate staffers have disclosed that the Senate is unlikely to vote on the House-approved Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. As written, CISPA would have enabled greater information-sharing between government and...
|NFA Addresses Mandatory Quarterly Reporting by Registered CPOs and CTAs|
Akshay N. Belani, William R.B. Springer, Joshua B. Sterling; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 25, 2013On April 24, 2013, the National Futures Association announced that it has amended NFA Compliance Rule 2-46 to streamline its reporting requirements for commodity pool operators (“CPOs”) and commodity trading advisors (“CTAs”). The NFA explained that these amendments had been...
|FCC Grants Vonage Conditional Waiver of Numbering Rules; Opens Two Proceedings to Consider Revisions to Traditional Numbering Assignment Rules|
Ronald W. Del Sesto, Andrew D. Lipman; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 22, 2013During its April 2013 open meeting, the FCC adopted an Order, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), and a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) addressing historic telephone numbering assignment practices. The FCC issued an Order allowing Vonage to obtain a limited amount of numbers...
|Environmental Groups Continue Their Attacks on BLM Leases in an Ongoing Effort to Block Fracking in California|
Sarah M. Barker-Ball, Greg A. Christianson, Ella Foley Gannon, Camarin E.B. Madigan, Julia E. Stein; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 25, 2013On April 17, 2013, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club (together, “Plaintiffs”) filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) in the Northern District of California, alleging BLM violated the National Environmental Policy Act...
|South Coast Air Quality Management District Approves California’s First New Fracking Rule|
Rick R. Rothman, Julia E. Stein; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 23, 2013The focus on regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has increased in California during recent months. The Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) has been holding workshops for interested parties to discuss Governor...
|NML Pulls no Punches in its Response to Argentina’s Ratable Payment Proposal|
Bruce A. Wolfson; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 23, 2013On April 19, NML filed its response to Argentina’s March 29 letter proposing an alternative to the ratable payment scheme ordered by the Southern District of New York. Using unusually strong language, NML argues that Argentina “continues its long and consistent pattern of defaulting on...
|China Tightens Controls Over Repatriations by RQFIIs|
Brian D. Beglin, Jin Wang, Xiaowei Ye; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 19, 2013, previously published on April 16, 2013On March 1, 2013, Mainland China expanded the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (“RQFII”) regime to enable, among others, eligible Hong Kong institutions which are not subsidiaries of the Mainland Chinese institutions to participate in the RQFII program. On March 11,...
|BLM Violated NEPA in Failing to Analyze Fracking Before Granting Oil and Gas Leases in Monterey|
Sarah M. Barker-Ball, Greg A. Christianson, Ella Foley Gannon, Camarin E.B. Madigan; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 19, 2013, previously published on April 18, 2013In an Order issued March 13, 2013, U.S. District Judge Paul Grewal in San Jose ruled that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to conduct an environmental impact study and to consider the impacts of...
|Chinese Asset Management Industry Waits for the Amended Securities Investment Fund Law and Supporting Regulations to Come into Effect|
Rob Bond, Anne-Marie Godfrey, Jin Wang, Xiaowei Ye; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 16, 2013, previously published on April 14, 2013On December 28, 2012, the long anticipated amended Securities Investment Fund Law of the People’s Republic of China (“Amended Law”) was passed, to become effective on June 1, 2013. To support the implementation of the Amended Law, the regulators (primarily the China Securities...