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The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted new rules that require public companies to disclose substantial information about the material impacts of climate-related risks on their business, financial condition, and governance (the “Final Rules”).  The SEC says that “climate-related risks, their impacts, and a public company’s response to those risks can significantly affect

On July 27, 2023, the US banking regulators issued a proposal to significantly revise the risk-based capital requirements applicable to large banks and to banks with significant trading activity. The proposal, which is colloquially referred to as “Basel III Endgame” or “Basel IV,” includes important changes to the calculation of credit risk weights for securitization

On August 29, 2023, US federal banking regulators issued a proposal for long-term debt (“LTD”) requirements on certain midsize and larger US banking organizations (the “LTD Proposal”). The LTD Proposal is important because it would require many regional and larger banking organizations to issue significant amounts of LTD. In this Legal Update, we provide background

On July 27, 2023, US federal banking regulators issued proposals to significantly revise the risk-based regulatory capital requirements for certain midsize and larger US banking organizations (the “Capital Proposal”) and change the method for calculating the capital surcharge for global systemically important banking organizations (“G-SIBs”). These proposals are of critical importance because the amount of

On July 27, 2023, US federal banking regulators issued proposals to (i) significantly revise the risk-based regulatory capital requirements for certain midsize and larger US banking organizations (the “Capital Proposal”) and (ii) change the method for calculating the capital surcharge for globally systemically important banking organizations (“G-SIBs”) (the “G-SIB Surcharge Proposal”). These proposals are of

On 11 July 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a public statement on sustainability disclosure in prospectuses.

The statement is addressed to the National Competent Authorities (NCAs) to promote coordinated action regarding sustainability-related disclosure included in prospectuses under current legislation. While the statement is addressed to NCAs, ESMA have said that its

Recent failures of certain domestic and international banks and resulting government intervention, acquisitions and subsequent developments have resulted in significant disruption in the bank sector. Compliance with U.S. securities laws is important, especially in times of heightened uncertainty. This alert focuses on the impact the current volatility may have on disclosures that public companies make

Companies will be affected in a variety of ways by the receivership of Signature Bank, Silicon Valley Bank or any other similarly situated financial institution. Companies may face difficulty accessing bank facilities or the capital markets or limitations on money market or commercial paper facilities. Resulting liquidity constraints may entail difficult decisions, including prioritizing the

On December 16, 2022, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System adopted final rule 12 C.F.R. Part 253, “Regulation Implementing the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act (Regulation ZZ)” (“Rule 253” or the “Final Rule”). Rule 253 identifies SOFR-based benchmark rates that will replace U.S. dollar LIBOR in certain financial contracts after June 30

Lexis Practice Advisor

This practice note provides an overview of post-financial crisis market trends in the commercial paper market which went through significant restructuring and witnessed a reduction in the use of commercial paper to securitize assets. The note examines the market structure and evolution and legal and regulatory trends and discusses crisis programs established