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|Review and Analysis of the US SEC’s Adopted Final Amendments to Regulation AB|
Amanda L. Baker, Nathan A. Herbert, Eric M. Reilly, Jan C. Stewart; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014After more than three years from the original proposal and several additional requests for comment, on August 27, 2014, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules that amend Regulation AB (“Final Reg AB II”). Final Reg AB II adopts new rules,...
|SEC Adopts Rule 15Ga-2 and Rule 17g-10 Regarding Disclosure of Third-Party Due Diligence Services Relating to Asset-Backed Securities|
Haukur Gudmundsson; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014 On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules applicable to nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (“NRSROs”), including new Rule 15Ga-2 and new Rule 17g-10. The new rules implement certain requirements of Section...
|Preparing for the 2015 US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season|
Robert E. Curley, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Michael L. Hermsen, Laura D. Richman, David A. Schuette; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014It is time for calendar year-end public companies to focus on the upcoming 2015 proxy and annual reporting season.
|What Financial Advisers and Accountants Should Know About Expanded IRS Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Taxpayers with Unreported Foreign Assets and Accounts|
Bruce M. Bettigole, Maia Cogen, Joseph M. DePew, Carol P. Tello, H. Karl Zeswitz; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced “major changes” to its offshore compliance programs, including the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (Streamlined Procedures), the delinquent international information return submission procedures (Delinquent Submission...
|Towards “A More Perfect Union”? - Details Of Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System Proposal Released|
Gregory McLean, Philippe Tardif; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014As part of a push for the harmonization of the current provincial capital markets legislation across Canada and the establishment of a single capital markets regulator, the federal government and the governments of Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick announced on September 8,...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Decreases Filing Fees|
Michael L. Hermsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a decrease in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers. Effective October 1, 2014, the first day of the SEC’s 2015 fiscal year, the filing fee rate will decrease to $116.20 per million from the current rate of...
|Breaking News: The COPPA Enforcement Actions are Here!|
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014As we predicted in prior blog posts, the Federal Trade Commission has begun its vigorous enforcement of the Amended COPPA Rule. And one of the players is not a child-related site, so read on. The Commission just announced that online review site Yelp, Inc. (“Yelp”) and mobile app...
|SEC Issues Warning to All Mid-Sized Companies|
Frantz Ward LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014In what may be a signal that the United States is not willing to turn a blind eye to what many may characterize as “petty” or small-scale bribery, Smith & Wesson, was recently fined $2 million for $11,000 in bribes which resulted in approximately $100,000 in profit. “This is a...
|NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise|
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple’s widely-anticipated...
|Federal Court Relaxes Requirements for Australian Class Actions|
John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014Ms Gray commenced two class actions related to the provision of consumer credit by Cash Converters franchises through "personal loan" and "cash advance" contracts. The respondents are alleged to have engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of s 12CB(1) of the...