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Three Bills Proposing Amendments to the Federal Securities Laws Gain Traction in Congress


Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities The U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills on February 1, 2016 that propose changes to the federal securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933 (’33 Act) and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (’34 Act). The Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act (H.R. 2187) passed the House by a vote of 347 to […] Read more →

by   |   February 3, 2016


House to (Again) Consider Bill to Exempt M&A Brokers from Exchange Act Registration

Broker-Dealer, M&A A bill that would provide a federal statutory exemption from the broker-dealer registration requirements under Section 15(a) of the Exchange Act for certain so called “M&A... Read more →

by   |   February 1, 2016

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DTCC Explores Blockchain Technology

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, or DTCC, is integrally involved with settlement of trades in public company stocks. It has issued a white paper examining the use... Read more →

by   |   January 30, 2016

transition to Sell Securities Using Bitcoin Blockchain Technology

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives, Public Companies and Securities has filed this Form S-3 which proposes to sell securities using Bitcoin blockchain technology.  The S-3 has not yet been declared effective. First question: What... Read more →

by   |   December 8, 2015