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"In areas where both innovation and deep knowledge matter, Cadwalader is proving the firm of choice for international banks. The firm's broker-dealer regulatory group remains one of the best in the U.S." – IFLR Americas

Honored with the 2014 IFLR Americas award for Financial Regulation Team of the Year, Cadwalader's financial regulatory group has experience in virtually all financial law-related statutory and regulatory requirements, including those governing broker-dealers, securities and futures exchanges, clearing corporations, banks, insurance, investment advisers, and funds and pension plans. We provide advice across the full range of transactions and compliance, including prime brokerage, clearing, financing, capital, compliance, examinations and enforcement, registration (both employee and firm), M&A, sales and trading across the spectrum of products, OATs and other trade reporting issues.

In light of this range of proficiency, our Chambers-, Legal 500-, and IFLR-ranked attorneys are increasingly called upon by businesses who need help navigating current and future regulatory challenges stemming from the global financial crisis. We help our clients understand the issues that will affect their industries, entities and transactions, including the impact of regulations and requirements of The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and a wide variety of European Union Regulatory Reforms targeting investment business and market structures (MiFID II); alternative investment fund managers (AIFMD, the scope of which includes hedge funds, private equity and others operating outside the UCITS); central clearing and exchange-trading of derivatives (EMIR and MiFID II); market abuse and insider dealing (MAD II); capital regimes (CRD IV); and commodity derivatives traders (REMIT, MAD II and MiFID II).


 
 
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CRA3 - Final Draft Regulatory Technical Standards in relation to Disclosure Requirements for Structured Finance Instruments
, September 11, 2014
On 24 June 2014, ESMA published its Final Report on the draft regulatory technical standards under CRA3 (as defined below) (the “Final Report”). With respect to structured finance instruments, the Final Report sets out draft standards for the information to be disclosed, the frequency...

Finally Certainty About Licensing SPVs Under the FCA Consumer Credit Regime
Bruce C. Bloomingdale,Stephen Day,Angus Duncan,Daniel Marcus,Jeremiah M. Wagner, August 28, 2014
From 1 April 2014, responsibility for the regulation of consumer credit in the UK was transferred from the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") to the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), drawing certain activities relating to consumer credit within the authorisation and regulated...

Cross-Border RTS Starts Countdown for EMIR Obligations for Non-EU Counterparties
Assia Damianova,Doron F. Ezickson,Nick Shiren,Adam Topping, April 21, 2014
OTC derivative contracts which have a counterparty located outside of the European Union (“EU”) may now be subject to the requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”).