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|ISDA Publishes Variation Margin Protocol|
Brian Barrett, James M. Cain, Catherine M. Krupka, David T. McIndoe, Mark D. Sherrill; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 23, 2016On August 16, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2016 Variation Margin Protocol (VM Protocol). The VM Protocol is intended as a tool to help market participants that will be subject to regulatory variation margin requirements,1 and their...
|SEC Proposes Amendments to Smaller Reporting Company Definition|
Megan N. Gates, Sarita B. Malakar; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 16, 2016The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued proposed amendments to increase the financial thresholds in the definition of a “smaller reporting company” that, if adopted, will increase the number of issuers that qualify as smaller reporting companies and thereby would...
|New Medical Marihuana Regulations Send the MMPR Up in Smoke|
Linda Tu; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 15, 2016On August 11, 2016, Health Canada announced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), replacing the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) as the regulations governing Canada's medical cannabis program. The new regulations will come into force August 24, 2016 and...
|Venture Global LNG Closes Additional $15 Million Funding Deal|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 23, 2016Venture Global LNG, Inc., announced that it has closed a fifth round of equity investment, raising additional capital of $15 million and bringing the total capital raised to date to over $280 million. The proceeds will fund Venture Global LNG’s proposed 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA)...
|Significant Developments In Spoofing Cases: Coscia, 3Red and Sarao|
Jeffry M. Henderson, Harris L. Kay; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 18, 2016, previously published on August 10, 2016As we have noted in previous articles, “spoofing” - placing non-bona fide orders with the intent to cancel prior to execution - remains squarely in the cross-hairs of exchanges, regulatory agencies, and the United States Department of Justice. Significant developments have occurred in...
|Cayman Compliance and Transparency|
Chris Humphries, James Smith, Simon Yard; Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries;
August 15, 2016, previously published by Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries WebsiteThe Cayman Islands is a transparent International Financial Centre which complies with all global standards on tax transparency and information exchange.
|Brexit: Consequences for Capital Markets|
Dorothee Fischer-Appelt; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 29, 2016This note addresses the potential impact of Brexit on capital markets regulation and transactions. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK's referendum vote of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the...
|Y2K or Reverse Big Bang?|
Chris Ahern, Giles P. Elliott, Neil Ferguson, John Phillips, David A. Roberts; Jones Day;
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2016As the Millennium approached, concerns about computer systems malfunctions, and the possible impact of what became known as Y2K, grew to the point that nearly all large organisations had Y2K task forces and contingency plans. The history is well known. 1 January 2000 came and went, and the Y2K...
|What UK and US Fund Managers Need to Know About Accessing EU Post-Brexit|
David Guin, Alix Prentice; Withers Bergman LLP;
August 5, 2016, previously published on July 25, 2016Non-European managers looking to sell into Europe must look to the Alternative Investment Managers Directive ('AIFMD') and what it says about non-EU managers and non-EU alternative investment funds (hedge, PE, VC, etc.). The current position is that, while AIFMD allows EU managers and EU funds a...
|Whistleblower Policy Bulletin|
Maureen Doherty, Suzanne Kittell, Caitlin Sainsbury; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 4, 2016, previously published on July 15, 2016The Ontario Securities Commission's (the "Commission") highly publicized Whistleblower Policy (15-601) (the "Policy") came into effect July 14, 2016 after an extensive comment period running through much of 2015 and 2016.