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Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Nov 23

    As Bitcoin Gains Momentum, Focus on Regulation Increase

    As Bitcoin Gains Momentum, Focus on Regulation Increase
    The virtual currency market has emerged in the United Arab Emirates with Dubai’s first Bitcoin ATM introduced in April 2014. Middle East entrepreneurs have begun launching Bitcoin payment products and SMEs are beginning to realise the…
  • Nov 17

    Is Green Sukuk a Viable Option for Clean Energy Initiatives in the GCC?

    Is Green Sukuk a Viable Option for Clean Energy Initiatives in the GCC?
    A number of GCC governments, including those in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, have set ambitious clean energy and energy efficiency targets. As the fastest growing region in the world, the GCC’s population is expected to grow more than 53…
  • Nov 12

    Why International Investors are Watching the Tadawul

    Why International Investors are Watching the Tadawul
    The MSCI upgrade of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to “emerging market’ status marked the beginning of increasingly liberalised GCC stock exchanges. Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, the Tadawul, is by far the largest…
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Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?
    The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make…
Rank this Week: 1238

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Features a skeptical lawyer's take on financial reform, Wall Street and white collar crime.

http://attyrtamaradesilva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain
  • Aug 19

    Market Transparency

    Market Transparency
    Market Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 Misses the Mark R. Tamara de Silva February 22, 2009
  • Aug 19

    Proposed Regulation

    Proposed Regulation
    Proposed Regulations, If Needed, Ought to Value Assets Better R. Tamara de Silva August 19, 2009 Are the United States Treasury, along with the Executive and Legislative branches looking everywhere but at the causes of the financial crisis…
Rank this Week: 4592

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 789

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3771

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Nov 25

    Issac: Time To Allow Small and Medium Bank M&A

    Issac: Time To Allow Small and Medium Bank M&A
    Former FDIC Chairman William Issac claims that it's long past time to cut small and medium size banks regulatory relief and to take away roadblocks to mergers and acquisitions for the same institutions. He and Professor Robert Kaplan also…
  • Nov 23

    State Nullification: Inhale Deeply

    State Nullification: Inhale Deeply
    When we asked a couple of months ago whether the Cannabis Co-operative Credit Unions that have been authorized by Colorado law were "dead on arrival," we thought that the answer was "yes." Yet, there appears to be a…
  • Nov 19

    Rant Me A River

    Rant Me A River
    When credit union consultant Marvin Umholtz gets worked up, it makes my blogging life a breeze. All I have to do is cut and paste. While a number of bankers would rather drink Drano rather than follow a newsletter dedicated...
Rank this Week: 420

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 26

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach
    The high-profile data breach at Target made international news. But small and midsized businesses face the majority of cyber attacks and are even more likely to have employees mishandle data than large enterprises.
  • Aug 25

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie
    On August 11, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a Consumer Advisory about virtual currencies.  The Advisory followed a directive by the U.S. Government Accountability Office for the CFPB to conduct a close…
  • Aug 8

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule
    Maine’s Truth-in-Savings and Funds Availability Rule is getting an overhaul.  On August 6, 2014, Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions announced that changes to Chapter 118, Funds Availability and Truth-in-Savings had…
Rank this Week: 3389

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • May 17

    Branding first starts with your team

    Branding first starts with your team
    External branding starts with developing a consistent, internal message first. When you think of branding and positioning, remember that your first line of offense and the most important representation of your company comes from your…
Rank this Week: 3085

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1233

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Nov 26

    Evita el chantaje: finanzas en pareja

    Evita el chantaje: finanzas en pareja
    Aquí una forma útil de darle la vuelta al chantaje emocional por el dinero entre parejas. Sobre todo entre novios que todavía no establecen un lazo de unión más fuerte como vivir juntos o casarse. Por favor,…
  • Nov 24

    Cliente chatarra vs cliente nutritivo

    Cliente chatarra vs cliente nutritivo
    Como freelance no tienes opción: para sobrevivir debes aprender a distinguir entre clientes chatarra y clientes nutritivos. De otra forma tu negocio podría estancarse (o peor, morir) a manos de los clientes chatarra sin que lo…
  • Nov 21

    Oveja financiera al desnudo: Sesión preguntas y respuestas 2

    Oveja financiera al desnudo: Sesión preguntas y respuestas 2
    Continuamente recibo preguntas similares en mi correo, así que pensé que una buena forma de contestarlas y sobre todo, compartirlas para que todo el rebaño ovejuno pueda acceder a ellas es organizar una sesión de…
Rank this Week: 1113

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Nov 19

    I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living And Go Shopping At Schwab Instead

    I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living And Go Shopping At Schwab Instead
    It's the day before Thanksgiving and two days before Black Friday, that mother of all shopping days.  In the spirit of that warm and fuzzy day when we all surge through the small door at the mall and proceed to elbow, punch, and maim…
  • Nov 19

    Power of Attorney, Beneficiary, and Executrix Roles Slam Stockbroker

    Power of Attorney, Beneficiary, and Executrix Roles Slam Stockbroker
    Power of Attorney. Executor. Beneficiary. Those are all terms that should set off alarms for any registered representative asked to accept such a role for a customer. And even if the lights aren't flashing and the bells are ringing in your…
  • Nov 18

    FINRA Sanctions UBS Employees For Altered Records Part 3

    FINRA Sanctions UBS Employees For Altered Records Part 3
    This is Part 3 of a three part BrokeAndBroker Blog commentary. If you've started here, you need to go back and first read Part 1 and then Part 2, where you will be advised to get a cup of coffee and find yourself a nice donut. Okay . . . now,…
Rank this Week: 2312

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Nov 24

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?
    By Matthew Cumming, Shane C. D'Souza and Matthew Griffin This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders. This article…
  • Nov 18

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break this past proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Third Point LLC proposed so-called “golden leash”…
  • Nov 17

    SCC Delivers Ground-Breaking Decision in Canadian Contract Law

    SCC Delivers Ground-Breaking Decision in Canadian Contract Law
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP The following Canadian Appeals Monitor blog post by Brandon Kain and Neil Finkelstein may be of interest to readers of this blog: SCC Delivers Ground-Breaking Decision in Canadian Contract Law The Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 4056

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 6

    New FINRA Rule Limits usage of Expungement Requests in Arbitration

    New FINRA Rule Limits usage of Expungement Requests in Arbitration
    The SEC has approved FINRA Rule 2081 that would disallow brokers from conditioning settlement of a customer dispute on a customer’s consent to the broker’s request for expungment from the Central Registration Depository…
  • Aug 12

    Does your Investment Adviser Firm Have a Social Media Policy?

    Does your Investment Adviser Firm Have a Social Media Policy?
    Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or blogs have become popular mechanisms for companies to communicate with the public. Social media allows companies to communicate with clients and prospective clients, market their services,…
  • Aug 1

    Who has the Right to Enforce Your Promissory Note?

    Who has the Right to Enforce Your Promissory Note?
    A customary practice in the securities industry is for financial advisors to receive a transition bonus above and beyond an advisor’s standard commission compensation upon joining to a new firm. The bonus amount is usually determined…
Rank this Week: 1547

Current Issues in Credit Unions

Current Issues in Credit Unions

Covers credit unions and the issues they face daily. Hosted by Brian Witt, Guy Messick, Gwen Baker and Robert Rutkowski.

http://ciicu.libsyn.com
Rank this Week: 3265

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 1883

Financial Industry Resource Center

Financial Industry Resource Center

Covers the financial crisis. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonfinancialindustryresourcecenter.com/
  • May 7

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule
    As reported on our Privacy and Information Security Law Blog, on May 6, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a new proposed rule impacting privacy notices that financial institutions are required to…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal
    On December 18, 2013, the SEC proposed rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act to amend Regulation A (Rules 251-263 under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act")). The proposed rules, which have been referred to informally as…
  • Nov 27

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker
    A recent court order in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) and new rules issued by CFTC establish a standard of liability for depository institutions that fail to fulfill their customer funds protection obligations…
Rank this Week: 4220

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 2208

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Covers issues such as usury, form compliance for federal and state consumer transactions, UCC and securitization issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.financialinstitutionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 777

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

Covers financial services regulation, compliance, enforcement and litigation. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
  • Nov 10

    FCC Confirms that Even Solicited Fax Ads Must Contain Opt-Out Language, and Sets Six-Month Deadline for Companies to Seek a Retroactive Waiver

    FCC Confirms that Even Solicited Fax Ads Must Contain Opt-Out Language, and Sets Six-Month Deadline for Companies to Seek a Retroactive Waiver
    Recently, our Global Regulatory Enforcement colleagues wrote about an FCC ruling, which resolves several petitions seeking clarification of the opt-out notice requirement regarding advertisements faxed to consumers as contained in the…
  • Nov 4

    Mobile Banking and Payments - FCA Industry Review

    Mobile Banking and Payments - FCA Industry Review
    This post was written by Travis Nelson. Recently, our colleagues in London wrote about the Financial Conduct Authority’s review of market participants’ ability to achieve positive outcomes for consumers when delivering mobile…
  • Sep 12

    Mobile Payments - The Future is NOW

    Mobile Payments - The Future is NOW
    This post was written by Angela Angelovska-Wilson and Christopher Fatherley. At this week’s highly anticipated new product launch, Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO) introduced Apple Pay, Apple’s new payment platform driven by the…
Rank this Week: 4017

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Operation Choke Point

    Operation Choke Point
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersAs part of a coordinated, multi-agency initiative known as “Operation Choke Point,” the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has warned financial institutions that they might be…
  • Nov 18

    Judgment Debtor in Garnishment Action Has No Vested Right to Compel Strict Compliance With Service of Process Requirements on Garnishee

    Judgment Debtor in Garnishment Action Has No Vested Right to Compel Strict Compliance With Service of Process Requirements on Garnishee
    Authored by Armando Nozzolillo and Michael S. Waskiewiczand Armando Nozzolillo and Michael S. Waskiewicz of Rogers TowersGarnishments are one of the most effective tools at a creditor’s disposal for collection purposes.  The rules…
  • Nov 13

    Usury in Florida: Exceptions to Civil Penaltie

    Usury in Florida: Exceptions to Civil Penaltie
    Authored by Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens and Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens of Rogers TowersWhen a lender “willfully” charges interest in excess of statutory limits, civil usury penalties may apply. …
Rank this Week: 3888

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 160

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Servicing Rule

    CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Servicing Rule
    On November 20, the CFPB announced the issuance of a proposed rule to amend RESPA (Reg. X) and TILA (Reg.Z). The proposed rule changes primarily focus on clarifying, revising or amending (i) Regulation X’s servicing provisions regarding…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Issues Guidance to Help Lenders Avoid Fair Lending Risk

    CFPB Issues Guidance to Help Lenders Avoid Fair Lending Risk
    On November 19, the CFPB issued a press release highlighting the publication of its compliance bulletin, “Social Security Disability Income Verification.” The compliance bulletin reminds lenders that requiring consumers receiving…
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Announces Arrests and Charges Against Debt Collection Company

    DOJ Announces Arrests and Charges Against Debt Collection Company
    On November 19, the DOJ issued a press release announcing charges against six employees of a Georgia-based debt collection company for allegedly running a $4.1 million dollar debt collection scam. According to the press release, from…
Rank this Week: 949

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 663

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Reminder: 2015 IARD Account Renewal Obligations For Investment Adviser

    Reminder: 2015 IARD Account Renewal Obligations For Investment Adviser
    This is a reminder that the 2015 IARD account renewal obligation for investment advisers (including exempt reporting advisers) starts this November.  An investment adviser must ensure that its IARD account is adequately funded to cover…
  • Oct 29

    SEC Brings Custody Rule Enforcement

    SEC Brings Custody Rule Enforcement
    On October 29, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an administrative enforcement action against an investment advisory firm and three top officials for violating rule 206(4)-2 under the Investment…
  • Oct 13

    China’s New Foreign Exchange Control Rule on Outbound and Round-Trip Investment

    China’s New Foreign Exchange Control Rule on Outbound and Round-Trip Investment
    Replacing Circular 75, Circular 37 simplifies the SAFE registration process for Chinese residents seeking offshore investments and financings, and it liberalizes cross-border capital outflow by Chinese residents. In addition, Circular 37 also…
Rank this Week: 1609

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    IASB Strongly Defends IFRS as Essential to E.U. Capital Markets Union

    IASB Strongly Defends IFRS as Essential to E.U. Capital Markets Union
    The IASB strongly defended IFRS on many fronts in response to an European Commission consultation seeking to determine the impact of IFRS on the E.U.  In a letter to Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, the IASB said that the…
  • Nov 26

    Dold and Schweikert Will Join Financial Services Committee for 114th Congre

    Dold and Schweikert Will Join Financial Services Committee for 114th Congre
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chair of  the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL) and Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), two House members with a strong interest in federal securities legislation, will be…
  • Nov 26

    ESMA Chair Calls for Resolution Authority for Derivatives Central Counterpartie

    ESMA Chair Calls for Resolution Authority for Derivatives Central Counterpartie
    Crafting  an appropriate recovery and resolution framework for derivatives central counterparties is now the main challenge facing the European Union, said Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). In…
Rank this Week: 500

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
Rank this Week: 4810

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

Covers business and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. By Winstead PC.

http://www.lenders360blog.com
Rank this Week: 4036

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 379

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Nov 20

    BofA Underwater Mortgage Cases Hit Supreme Court

    BofA Underwater Mortgage Cases Hit Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases brought by Bank of America regarding whether a second mortgage on an underwater property can be voided during Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Both cases involve Florida homeowners who sued to void second…
  • Nov 3

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement
    According to Freddie Mac, things are looking up for the South Florida housing market. The August Multi-Indicator Market Index (MIMI) ratings, released last Friday, awarded the Miami Metro Area a score of 69.2. While Miami is still 11 points…
  • Oct 17

    Connect at the 2014 MBA Annual Convention & Expo

    Connect at the 2014 MBA Annual Convention & Expo
    The 2014 MBA Annual Convention & Expo will be held in Las Vegas, NV from October 19-22. My colleague Robert M. Siegel and I will be attending the conference. As many of you know, we lead the mortgage industry team here at Bilzin Sumberg.…
Rank this Week: 2352

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Evelyn Brigget Sanchez, 32, and Darling Arlette Montalvo, 33, both of Bakersfield, California, were convicted by a federal jury for their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from October 2005 to May…
  • Nov 25

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Minerva Sanchez, 48, Fremont, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Sanchez admitted that she advised a seller to submit false and fraudulent short-sale applications to Tri Counties Bank and…
  • Nov 25

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Su Chu Chou “Terry” Cheng, Walnut Creek, California, and Chung Li “George” Cheng, Walnut Creek, both Northern California real estate investors, have agreed to plead guilty for their role in…
Rank this Week: 3

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Nov 15

    Yet Another Reason to Handle Consumer Electronic Consents Correctly

    Yet Another Reason to Handle Consumer Electronic Consents Correctly
    From time to time, clients balk when I describe the components of an effective consumer consent to an electronic transaction.  They say "I've seen lots of other websites, and they don't require this."  They are correct, in…
  • Nov 6

    Combatting Financial Exploitation: A New Tool

    Combatting Financial Exploitation: A New Tool
    This week, I had the privilege to join a distinguished panel of experts for a series of training webinars on combatting financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled.  The webinar was coordinated by the NC Administrative Office of…
  • Nov 6

    A Message to New North Carolina Lawyer

    A Message to New North Carolina Lawyer
    The following article was published by the NC Bar Association in The Advocate earlier this month.  If you know any newly-licensed lawyers in North Carolina, I encourage you to share it with them:Welcome to the YLDby Matt Cordell,…
Rank this Week: 3499

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1531

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 444

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Nov 25

    Sixteen State Attorneys General Urge CFPB to Limit Pre-dispute Arbitration

    Sixteen State Attorneys General Urge CFPB to Limit Pre-dispute Arbitration
    State attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington sent a letter to Consumer Financial…
  • Nov 18

    Operation Chokepoint and the Brave New World of Criminal Liability

    Operation Chokepoint and the Brave New World of Criminal Liability
    The U.S. Department of Justice and banking regulators have stepped up the pace of criminal, civil and administrative actions against banks, payment processors, money transmitters, and other financial institutions, for violations of the Bank…
  • Nov 17

    PLA Announces the Launch of UDAAP Database

    PLA Announces the Launch of UDAAP Database
    The PLA editors have created a database of enforcement actions that include allegations of unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) in connection with consumer financial products.  The database focuses on enforcement…
Rank this Week: 2810

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Nov 18

    ERISA Whistle Blower

    ERISA Whistle Blower
    In the aftermath of the November 17, 2014 Strafford CLE webinar entitled ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance, I asked several attorneys for their thoughts about whistle blower protection. Attorney Stephen…
  • Nov 17

    ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance

    ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance
    In case you missed "ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims" with Dr. Susan Mangiero (Fiduciary Leadership, LLC), Ms. Rhonda Prussack (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance) and Attorney…
  • Nov 5

    Susan Mangiero of Fiduciary Leadership, LLC Earns the "Professional Plan Consultant" (PPC) Credential

    Susan Mangiero of Fiduciary Leadership, LLC Earns the "Professional Plan Consultant" (PPC) Credential
    Trumbull, CT (November 6, 2014) – Dr. Susan Mangiero is pleased to announce her designation by Financial Service Standards, a division of fi360, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) in the area of retirement plan consulting.  She is the…
Rank this Week: 1618

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 1638

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

Covers private funds and alternative investments. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Nov 10

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM
    This post was authored by Winston Penhall, Editor of this blog and partner in the Investment Funds practice of Reed Smith LLP, London and Paul Moran, Reed Smith trainee, London.  Application The Alternative Investment Fund Managers…
  • Jun 20

    AFIMD update for US managers of non-EU alternative investment fund

    AFIMD update for US managers of non-EU alternative investment fund
    This post was authored by Winston Penhall, Editor of this blog and partner in the Investment Funds practice of Reed Smith LLP, London. We are frequently asked by non-EU managers broadly what their options are in relation to AIFMD compliance…
  • Oct 8

    What should UK and non EU AIFMs be doing now?

    What should UK and non EU AIFMs be doing now?
    This post was authored by Jacqui Hatfield, regulatory partner at Reed Smith LLP, London. The AIFMD trigger date occurred on 22 July this year, with a 12-month transitional period (TP) in place in the UK for (i) existing UK managers of AIFs…
Rank this Week: 4026

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

http://redeye.firstround.com/
  • Sep 24

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too
    Seven years ago, First Round Partner Josh Kopelman wrote a seminal blog post on the importance of free services in consumer-facing business models. He argued that most entrepreneurs misunderstand how subscription pricing works and…
  • Sep 22

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor
    It happens all the time. A founder surrounds him or herself with a skilled group of advisors — maybe one or two from investors, a trusted mentor from their past, perhaps someone influential who can open doors. But as the company…
  • Sep 15

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program
    At just three years old, Sift Science has accomplished a surprising amount. Its product, which combats fraud using machine learning, is an important tool for companies like Kickstarter, Airbnb, Uber and Opentable. But with just over 30…
Rank this Week: 2139

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Oct 31

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"
    October Research has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST in which Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group; Charles Cain who is the Senior Vice President Midwest Agency Manager of WFG National Title…
  • Sep 30

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today, September 30, 2014, that they had entered into a Consent Order with Lighthouse Title, a Michigan title insurance agency, for entering into Marketing Service Agreements (MSAs)…
  • Sep 29

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan
    Wells Fargo announced that effective August 1, 2015 it will control the generation and delivery of the borrower's Closing Disclosure form in anticipation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The new Closing Disclosure is a mix of…
Rank this Week: 1795

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    SEC Concerns Regarding Wrap Fee Program

    SEC Concerns Regarding Wrap Fee Program
    Earlier this year, the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") sent a letter to registered investment advisers requesting information about their wrap fee programs and how their suitability for clients was determined. …
  • Nov 17

    SEC Enforcement Action Against Former Wells Fargo Advisor for Altering Requested Document

    SEC Enforcement Action Against Former Wells Fargo Advisor for Altering Requested Document
    In a case that underscores the importance of maintaining thorough and contemporaneous records of compliance reviews of trading records of firm personnel for both broker-dealers and registered investment advisers, on October 15th, 2014, the…
  • Nov 3

    SEC INSTITUTES CHARGES AGAINST FUND MANAGER FOR CUSTODY RULE VIOLATIONS

    SEC INSTITUTES CHARGES AGAINST FUND MANAGER FOR CUSTODY RULE VIOLATIONS
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced last week that it has charged Sands Brothers Asset Management, LLC and three of its officers with violating the custody rule as it relates to firms who manage funds in which their clients…
Rank this Week: 2189

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse
    Puerto Rico bond funds have been suffering massive losses recently and regulators have already taken action. According to the SEC, UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico Inc. (“UBS”) misled thousands of its retail investors in 23…
  • Dec 9

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup
    Below is a piece by Bloomberg on our firm's $383 million claim against Citigroup. There's more on this case on the firm's website at http://www.riklawfirm.com/ Citigroup’s Mathur Said to Depart With Hybrid Traders as Pandit Cuts Jobs By…
  • Dec 1

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case
    Below is an American Lawyer piece which explains our clients' pending $383 million FINRA arbitration against Citigroup. It goes on to talk about how there are more and more large and complex cases at FINRA. It's true. As partner John Rich…
Rank this Week: 1786

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Advisors Have Leverage

    Advisors Have Leverage
    Executive Recruiter Mindy Diamond finds that compliant advisors, with $100 million in assets under management, are in the driver's seat in the recruiting scene. We represent advisors across the country, insuring that they are in fact…
  • Nov 25

    Citigroup Global Markets Fined for Equity Research Supervision Failure

    Citigroup Global Markets Fined for Equity Research Supervision Failure
    FINRA fined Citigroup Global Markets, finding that from January 2005 to February 2014, Citigroup failed to meet its supervisory obligations regarding the potential selective dissemination of non-public research to clients and sales and…
  • Nov 24

    SEC Press Release

    SEC Press Release
    Three Penny Stock Promoters Behind Pump-and-Dump SchemesThree penny stock promoters have been charged with conducting pump-and-dump schemes involving stocks they were touting in their supposedly independent newsletters.Two Former Defense…
Rank this Week: 628

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Oct 7

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill
    Last June, shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) doubled in the space of a week, spurred on by a mysterious network of social-media touters who later deleted their posts or shut down their accounts…
  • Jun 17

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable
    Recently released letters between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Telestone Technologies Corp. (Pink Sheets: TSTC) show that regulators have significant concerns about the Chinese wireless communication company’s reported…
  • Jun 3

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection
    A Chinese businessman who figures into a fraud case involving Guanwei Recycling Corp. (Nasdaq: GPRC) also has an intriguing connection to Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI), whose shares were allegedly manipulated by the same group.…
Rank this Week: 425

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Nov 20

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP
    We invited some local tech founders over to our office Wednesday night to meet Scott Kupor Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We have been close with Scott since before he joined Andreessen Horowitz. We thought this would be a good...
  • Sep 9

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email
    I referenced WedPics' CEO/founder Justin Miller in my last blog post. He sends a monthly email to us. His emails serve 2 purposes: 1) Keeps Justin and WedPics top of mind 2) Shows off his continued success as he thinks...
  • Sep 9

    Fundraising Tip

    Fundraising Tip
    Raising capital from investors can be a long, tough and often an incredibly frustrating process. Entrepreneurs often ask us for help (even when we're not in their company). I thought I would share my email I just sent in response...
Rank this Week: 893

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2062