Certain Principal Trading Firms, Private Funds, Investment Advisers and Other Market Participants May Become Subject to Registration

On February 5, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted new rules – SEC Rules 3a5-4 and 3a44-2 (collectively, the “Final Rules”) – to further define the phrase “as part of a regular business” used in

New Topics and Content Highlight FINRA’s Increased Focus on Cybersecurity, Crypto Assets, Artificial Intelligence, Market Integrity, Off-Channel Communications and Other Key Risk Areas

On January 9, 2024, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) published the 2024 FINRA Annual Regulatory Oversight Report (the “Report”), which builds on the structure and content of FINRA’s prior reports

In this MB Microtalk video, Mayer Brown’s Andrew Noreuil discusses the recent final amendments to certain beneficial ownership rules under the Exchange Act, and the impact of those changes on the reporting of beneficial ownership on Schedules 13D and 13G.

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On September 7, 2023, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (“Division”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a sample comment letter (“Letter”), containing sample comments that the Division may issue to companies relating to the disclosure of financial and other information using the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (“XBRL”) format.  The

On August 25, 2023, the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission posted five new compliance and disclosure interpretations (“C&DI’s”). Three of the new C&DIs related to the recent amendments to Rule 10b5-1 and two related to disclosure of insider trading arrangements.

C&DI 120.29 clarified that the filing date of a Form 10-Q or

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an open meeting to be held on July 26, 2023.  The agenda includes consideration of the final amendments to the rules relating to enhanced and standardized disclosures regarding cybersecurity for public companies.  The amendments were proposed in March 2022 (see our alert on the proposed rules) and were the

On June 7, 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) unanimously adopted final rules amending Regulation M (the “Final Rules”) to remove its references to credit ratings, replace them with alternative measures of creditworthiness and impose related record-keeping obligations on broker-dealers. The SEC had previously proposed amendments to Regulation M (the “Proposed Rules”)

Although the New Federal Exemption Is Generally Aligned with the SEC’s 2014 No-Action Relief, There Are Some Notable Differences. Moreover, State Law Registration Requirements for M&A Brokers Are Not Preempted.

The U.S. Congress recently enacted a conditional exemption (the “Exemption”) from registration under Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for qualifying brokers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued proposed Rule 192 pursuant to Section 27B of the Securities Act of 1933. Section 27B requires the SEC to issue rules for the purpose of implementing that section’s prohibition against a securitization participant’s entering into a transaction that would involve or result in a material conflict of