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|Increased Disclosure in Sales and Business Practices and Cancellation of Contracts without Penalty|
Rachael Belanger, Stephen J. Redican; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016This guidance was originally effective on November 12, 2013. It required clear disclosure of key elements of merchant-acquirer agreements on a cover page at the beginning of the agreement and strongly encouraged the adoption of an information summary box.
|Mexico Introduces the First Single-Member Corporation: The Simplified Stock Corporation|
Antonio Franck C., Blanca Luévano Garcia, Fernando de Leo; Jones Day;
April 15, 2016, previously published on April 2016On March 14, 2016, the decree creating the Simplified Stock Corporation (Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada, or "SAS"), the first single-member corporation in Mexico, was published in the Federal Official Gazette.
|Proposed Indian Bankruptcy Reforms|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
April 15, 2016, previously published on March/April 2016In December 2015, the Indian government introduced a long-awaited bill—the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill 2015—to overhaul India’s outdated and burdensome bankruptcy process. According to recent World Bank data, India ranks 136th out of the 189 countries surveyed in terms of fast...
|Proposed Swiss International Insolvency Law Reforms|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
April 15, 2016, previously published on March/April 2016In October 2015, the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police (Eidgenössisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartement) published a preliminary draft of reforms to title 11 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (“SPILA”), which governs insolvency proceedings and compensation...
|The Final Version of Guideline E-22 — Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives — What’s New?|
Arthur Nahas, Stephen J. Redican; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016On February 29, 2016, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) published the final version of Guideline E-22 — Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives. The purpose of the Guideline is to provide clear and comprehensive guidance to all...
|Madden 2016: U.S. Supreme Court Calls for the Views of the Solicitor General in Case with Significant Implications for the Consumer Debt Market|
Traci L. Lovitt, Matthew A. Martel, Anthony M. (Tony) Masero, Joseph B. Sconyers; Jones Day;
April 12, 2016, previously published on March 2016On March 21, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has called for the views of the Solicitor General in connection with the certiorari petition in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC, 786 F.3d 246 (2d Cir. 2015), a decision restricting non-bank loan purchasers from benefitting from the National...
|UK Payment Systems Regulator Issues Guidance Setting Credit and Debit Interchange Caps|
Brian M. Murphy, Robert J. Pile, Marc A. Rawls; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
April 1, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016On March 24th, the United Kingdom’s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) issued final guidance establishing interchange fee caps on credit and debit card transactions where the point of sale is located in the United Kingdom. The guidance was issued pursuant to European Union legislation adopted in...
|Interagency Guidance: CIP Requirements Apply to Certain Prepaid Cards|
Brian Barrett, Brian M. Murphy, Robert J. Pile, John Allen Zumpetta; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016On March 21, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (collectively, the...
|Proposed FBAR Changes: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
March 28, 2016, previously published on March 25, 2016On March 10, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a division of the U.S. Department of Treasury, proposed significant changes to the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) regulations. Under current law, a “U.S. person,”...
|Legal Liability of Banks as Trustworthy Institutions|
Eda Uludere; Erdem Erdem Law Office;
March 24, 2016, previously published on March 10, 2016A bank is an institution of trust whose fields of activity, foundation, management, internal auditing systems, financial reporting, equity, capital sufficiency ratios and auditing is determined by Banking Law numbered 5411 (“Banking Law” or “BL”). The legal liability of...