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|UCITS - ESMA Developing a Common Understanding on Share Classes|
Kurt Hyzler; CSB Advocates;
August 3, 2015, previously published by http://www.csb-advocates.com/ucits-esma-common-understanding-share-classesOn the 23rd of December 2014 the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published a discussion paper on share classes of UCITS Funds with a view to developing a common understanding of what constitutes a share class of a UCITS Fund.
|Lenders: Be Aware of Potentially Shorter Limitation Periods for Enforcing Demand Loans|
David A. Crerar, Parisa Gerami, Mark V. Lewis, Cherie Mah; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015Are you a lender of a demand loan? The time limit you have to enforce payment of the loan may be shorter than expected pursuant to British Columbia’s current Limitation Act1 which came into effect June 1, 2013 (the “Current Act”).
|Bankruptcy Hijackings: Improper Use of the Automatic Stay in Consumer Bankruptcy Proceedings|
Joshua L. Scheer, Spencer P. Scheer; Scheer Law Group, LLP;
July 30, 2015, previously published by California State Bar Real Property Journal, Vo. 32, No.3 (2014) on Spring 2014.Review of History of the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Matters and Abuse and Reform Issues.
|The FASB to Hold First Meeting of Loan Impairment Advisory Panel in Private|
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
July 23, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015The Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") plans to convene a Transition Resource Group ("TRG") for its forthcoming standard on recognizing credit losses. Unlike a similar panel formed for the board's revenue recognition standard, this credit losses group will meet in...
|Volcker Agencies Provide Seeding Period Guidance for BDCs, RICs and FPFs in New FAQ|
Brian Barrett, Steven B. Boehm, Harry S. Pangas, John Allen Zumpetta; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 22, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015On July 16, 2015, the agencies responsible for implementing the Volcker rule (Agencies) issued FAQ 16, which provides guidance on the circumstances under which a seed investment would not cause (i) a registered investment company (RIC), (ii) a business development company (BDC) that has elected to...
|ISDA Publishes EMIR Classification Letter|
Brian Barrett, Daphne G. Frydman, Catherine M. Krupka, David T. McIndoe, Mark D. Sherrill; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 21, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015On July 13, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA EMIR Classification Letter (the Classification Letter), a form of letter that may be used by market participants managing their regulatory obligations under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation...
|CFC Requests Waiver Under FCC's Financing Rules|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 20, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant it an exception to allow the CFC to issue letters of credit to its members that are selected for projects under the FCC Rural Broadband Experiment program. The letters of...
|The U.S. and Other Nations Reach Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran|
Cheryl I. Aaron, Mark D. Herlach, Beverly J. Rudy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On July 14, the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany) reached a historic nuclear agreement with Iran, following almost two years of negotiations. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA or the Plan of Action), Iran will scale back its...
|CFPB Releases Spring 2015 Rulemaking Agenda|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015The CFPB recently released its spring 2015 rulemaking agenda as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act. It described the following upcoming rulemakings:
|OSFI Issues Updated Incorporation Guidance For Bank And Trust Company Applicants|
Jeffrey S. Graham; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 8, 2015The Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) assesses applications for incorporation and makes recommendations to the Canadian Minister of Finance (Minister), who has the ultimate responsibility for approving the incorporation of a federally regulated financial...