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  • Financial Regulatory Developments Focus

    13 Dec 2017

    In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and corporates.

  • Coty Case: Luxury Brands Can Restrict Online Sale via Marketplaces Such as Amazon

    7 Dec 2017

    On December 6, 2017, the European Court of Justice (“the Court”) handed down its preliminary ruling in the Coty case confirming that a manufacturer operating a selective distribution system of luxury goods is allowed to prohibit online sales via third-party platforms such as Amazon under certain conditions.[1] The judgment was delivered in the context of a dispute between Coty Germany GmbH, a supplier of luxury cosmetics established in Germany, and Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, an authorized distributor of those goods, concerning the prohibition, under a selective distribution contract between Coty Germany and its authorized distributors, of the use by the latter, in a discernible manner, of third-party undertakings for internet sales of the contract goods. Coty brought an action before the German courts, which on appeal referred the question to the Court.

  • 2018 Proxy Season – Quick Reference Guide

    7 Dec 2017

    Death, taxes and proxy season. Although it may seem like you just filed your 2017 proxy, the 2018 proxy season is on the horizon. This quick reference guide identifies considerations based on themes from 2017, offers recommendations and resources for the upcoming season and discusses expected future changes in disclosure rules that public companies will want to keep on their radar as proxy preparations begin.

  • Gabriella Griggs Co-Authors Article on Cross-Border Access to Pay-TV

    7 Dec 2017

    Associate Gabriella Griggs(London-Antitrust) has co-authored an article titled “Case AT.40023 Cross-Border Access to Pay-TV: Paramount's Commitments—The Bigger Picture” that was published in the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (Jeclap) (November 2017).

  • The Art of the No Deal: How Best to Navigate Brexit for Financial Services

    6 Dec 2017
    It is hoped that, with Brexit on the horizon, the EU and UK will reach a new deal which preserves the ability of customers and financial institutions to continue their existing access rights. However, there is no certainty that this will be achieved. Financial services firms have been preparing for the fallback of a “no deal” alternative. It is important for firms and customers to take steps now to ensure that they are in a position best to continue providing and receiving financial business between the EU and London, whatever happens. Action taken now can avoid the need and expense of moving significant operations out of the UK. Various legal techniques can be used to minimise the need for such moves. With the following 10 steps[1] as a framework, UK businesses can prepare for different contingencies and provide their customers with the benefits of the most efficient possible access to capital from the global financial centre in this timezone, whatever the Brexit outcome.
  • Second Treasury Report Issued: Implications for Derivatives Market

    6 Dec 2017

    On October 6 2017 the US Department of the Treasury released its second in a series of four reports (Capital Markets Report) evaluating the U.S. financial regulatory system. This report follows on the heels of Treasury's first report on the U.S. banking system and addresses the U.S. capital markets, including debt, equity, commodities and derivatives markets, central clearing and supervision of financial market utilities

  • Barney Reynolds authors The Art of the No Deal – How Best to Navigate Brexit for Financial Services

    30 Nov 2017

    Partner Barnabas Reynolds, head of the global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group, has published his third book on Brexit with Politeia, The Art of the No Deal - How Best to Navigate Brexit for Financial Services, which sets out how financial services firms can prepare for the fallback of an attractive no deal alternative outcome to ensure that they are in a position to continue profitably servicing financial business across the EU from London whatever happens.

  • Financial Regulatory Developments Focus

    29 Nov 2017

    In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and corporates.

  • ESMA Sounds a Death Knell for Cross-Border Exchange Access, in Conflict With UK Legislation and MiFIR

    28 Nov 2017
    Guidance of questionable legal accuracy from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) casts doubt on the ability of non-EU members of EU exchanges to provide client access to such exchanges through a technique referred to as “direct electronic access” (DEA). 
  • Shearman & Sterling Partners Author Article on Structuring Foreign Investments to Maximize Protection and Minimize Risk

    27 Nov 2017

    Partners Christopher Ryan, Jonathan Greenblatt (both Washington, DC-International Arbitration) and Henry Weisburg (New York-International Arbitration) wrote an article, titled “Structuring Foreign Investments to Maximize Protection and Minimize Risk,” that was published by the New York Law Journal on November 27.

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