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|FINRA Again Presses for Expungement Limits Outside of Formal Rulemaking Process|
Andy Clark, Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 27, 2013, previously published on December 24, 2013Although FINRA has not announced any proposed changes to the rules governing expungement of broker information from the Central Registration Depository (CRD), let alone has the SEC approved such rulemaking, FINRA is taking informal steps to limit arbitrators’ recommendations of expungement.
|Energy Reform Approved by the Mexican Congress|
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013This GT Alert describes the most important aspects of the Energy Reform approved on December 12, 2013 by the Mexican Congress amending Articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Mexican Constitution (the "2013 Energy Reform").
|Second Circuit Adds Eligibility Requirement for Chapter 15 Cases|
Mark D. Bloom, Paul J. Keenan, G. Ray Warner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013A recent decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has added an additional eligibility requirement for the filing of Chapter 15 cases. In Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund LP v. Barnet (In re Barnet), --- F.3d ---, 2013 WL 6482499 (2d Cir. 12/11/2013), the Court applied the section 109...
|CFPB Study Points to Rules that May Restrict or Ban Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Contracts for Consumer Financial Products|
Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013On December 12, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) published a preliminary version of its long-awaited research report on the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in contracts for consumer financial products and services.
|CFPB Releases Initial Arbitration Study Findings|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013On December 12th, the CFPB released a preliminary report on its study of the use of arbitration clauses in connection with consumer financial products and services. The CFPB has been conducting this study of arbitration agreements as required by section 1028 of the Dodd-Frank Act. After conducting...
|The Volcker Rule . . . Finally.|
Genna Garver, Shannon M. Thompson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013On December 10, 2013, five federal agencies issued the long-awaited final rules implementing Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (codified as Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended) (the “Volcker Rule”). Scott Alvarez,...
|CFPB Focuses on Student Loan Servicing|
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013On December 3rd, the CFPB issued a rule that allows the Bureau to supervise certain non-bank student loan servicers for the first time. Currently, the CFPB supervises student loan servicing at the largest banks. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB was also granted the authority to supervise certain...
|Another U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Protects U.S. Creditors from the Effects of Foreign Bankruptcy Law|
Paul J. Keenan, Ari Newman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013One of the effects of commercial globalization is that the bankruptcy filing of a debtor with transnational business relationships will sometimes result in a clash between the substantive bankruptcy laws of different countries. A frequent question is whether the bankruptcy laws of a foreign country...
|FTB Unable to Assess Enhanced Promoter Penalties Prior to 2004|
Jeremiah Coder, G. Michelle Ferreira, Bradley R. Marsh; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 6, 2013In a sharp rebuke, the California Court of Appeals recently rejected an interpretation by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) that it could apply a 2003 law that increased the penalty for promoting an abusive tax shelter to periods prior to the effective date of the law. The decision involved California...
|New Provisions of the Mexican Federal Tax Code|
Diana S. Davis, Felipe Garcia Estrada; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013This GT Alert provides a general overview of the recently enacted provisions of the Tax Code which will become effective as of January 1, 2014. The impact of these obligations on Mexican taxpayers’ compliance is summarized below.