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|Change is Coming to the Way Americans Pay with Credit/Debit Cards: Is Your Business Ready for the Liability Shift?|
Jeffrey Leventhal; Holland Hart LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014Beginning in October of 2015, merchants, card issuers, and payment processors must comply with new technical requirements (known as the EMV standard) for debit and credit cards and the accompanying point of sale (POS) infrastructure, or risk being held responsible for the cost of fraudulent...
|The Landmark Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision: What it Means for Project Developers in Canada|
Laura Easton, Heather L. Treacy; Davis LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) issued a landmark ruling in the area of aboriginal law with its decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (the “Decision”). The Court declared that the Tsilhqot’in Nation, a...
|Bank Capital Plans and Stress Tests: Federal Reserve Proposes New Submission Deadlines and Other Revisions to Its Capital Plan Rule; Federal Banking Agencies Propose New Submission Deadlines for Dodd-Frank Act Company-Run Stress Tests|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “FRB”) recently released a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “FRB NPR”, and the rules set forth therein, the “FRB Proposed Rules”) that would amend the FRB’s capital plan rule (the “Capital...
|Eleventh Circuit Rules Post-Confirmation Settlement Proceeds are Property of Chapter 13 Estate|
Armando Nozzolillo, Michael S. Waskiewicz; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014A recent case out of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (the “Court”) concluded that proceeds stemming from a post-confirmation settlement agreement between a chapter 13 debtor and its mortgagor related to a violation of the automatic stay become property of the bankruptcy estate. In...
|Permanent Municipal Advisor Registration Rules Effective July 1, 2014|
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Following a five-month temporary stay, the Securities and Exchange Commission's permanent municipal advisor registration rules will take effect July 1, 2014. A number of banks (or separately identifiable departments or divisions) providing municipal advice may be required to register as municipal...
|Documenting a Borrower’s Intent to Apply for Joint Credit under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act|
Samantha Alves Orender; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”) was signed into law by Congress in 1974. This law makes it unlawful for a creditor to discriminate against an applicant in any aspect of a credit transaction on the basis of, inter alia, the applicant’s marital status, religion, sex, race,...
|Export-Import Bank Reauthorization in Trouble|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014The Export-Import Bank's reauthorization is in trouble despite support from powerful business interests, the Obama administration, and a bipartisan group of Republicans and Democrats.
|Latest Swiss Cross-Border Tax Investigation Reflects Wider US Enforcement Agenda|
Ryan Dennis Junck, Sean P. Shecter; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Authorities in the U.S. continue to crack down on foreign financial institutions that have allegedly aided U.S. taxpayers in evading their tax obligations. On May 19, 2014, Credit Suisse AG pled guilty to conspiracy to aid and assist U.S. taxpayers in filing false income tax returns and other...
|SEC Begins to Finalize Cross-Border Security-Based Swaps Rules|
Maureen A. Donley, Daniel S. Konar, II, W. Graham McCall, Mark D. Young; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the first of a series of rules and guidance that will establish how security-based (SB) swap requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 will apply to cross-border transactions.
|New “Anti-Crises” Measures by National Bank of Ukraine|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014The Resolution prolongs the effect of many temporary restrictions on currency exchange transactions and other transactions in the currency market, already introduced earlier by the NBU, as well as introduces several new restrictions.