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CFTC to Hold Open Meeting October 1 on First Proposed Rules

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance, Uncategorized The CFTC has announced that it will hold an open meeting on Friday, October 1, 2010 to consider issuance of the following first proposed rules under the Dodd-Frank Act: • the interim final rule regarding the time frame for reporting unexpired pre-enactment swaps to a swap data repository or the CFTC; • proposed rules that […] Read more →

by   |   September 23, 2010

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Schapiro on Security-Based Swaps

Banking, Public Companies and Securities SEC Chair Mary Schapiro gave her thoughts on some of the implications of the Dodd-Frank Act for security based swaps in remarks given to the Security Traders Association.  Ms.... Read more →

by   |   September 23, 2010

Chairman Sheds Light on CFTC Rulemakings in Remarks to Chamber of Commerce

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance In remarks before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday, CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler discussed several aspects of the Commission’s implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.... Read more →

by   |   September 22, 2010

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Panel Predicts Limited Use of the New Shareholder Proxy Access Rules

Public Companies and Securities Back on September 10, 2010, we summarized new Exchange Act Rule 14a-11 relating to shareholder proxy access.  Last week, in a panel discussion organized by the Practising Law... Read more →

by   |   September 20, 2010

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SEC Rulemaking Schedule Addresses Derivatives Trading

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance, Uncategorized The SEC’s recently released rulemaking schedule for implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act includes a schedule for implementing the derivatives trading provisions of the Act.... Read more →

by   |   September 19, 2010

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More 14a-11 Examples

Public Companies and Securities Filings by public companies continue to include references to Rule 14a-11, which permits shareholders to nominate a director and include the nomination in the registrant’s proxy... Read more →

by   |   September 19, 2010

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SEC Releases Rulemaking Schedule

Executive Compensation, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has released its planned rulemaking schedule through July 2011.  As was expected, the agency is going to be busy adopting numerous new regulations and amending existing... Read more →

by   |   September 18, 2010

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SEC Proposes Rules on Window Dressing

Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued proposed rules on short-term borrowing disclosures.  Separately, the SEC issued an interpretive release on the presentation of liquidity and capital resource... Read more →

by   |   September 17, 2010

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SEC Adopts Rules Related to Section 404 Reports for Non-Accelerated Filers

Public Companies and Securities The SEC adopted amendments to its rules and forms to conform them to new Section 404(c) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as added by Section 989G of the Dodd-Frank Act.   Section... Read more →

by   |   September 15, 2010