On 28 November 2023, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority published its “Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (“SDR“) and investment labels” policy statement (PS23/16) (the “Policy Statement”). The Policy Statement introduces a set of new rules aimed at tackling greenwashing, including investment product sustainability labels and restrictions on how terms like “ESG”, “green” and “sustainable”

This practice note discusses conducting due diligence interviews for a securities offering, which are meetings or calls among the underwriters, their counsel, the issuer, and other parties to discuss the issuer’s business, operations, and financial results. The purpose of these interviews is to help the underwriters perform a reasonable investigation, ensure the accuracy and completeness

Webinar: November 6, 2023
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
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The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has finalized its cybersecurity regulation for banks, branches and agencies of foreign banks, insurance companies, mortgage loan originators, mortgage loan servicers, mortgage brokers, licensed lenders, sales finance companies, money transmitters and other financial services

Webinar: November 9, 2023

1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

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During this webinar, Mayer Brown and Houlihan Lokey panelists will present a clear picture of business, legal, regulatory and tax considerations for monetizing external managers of mortgage real estate investment trusts (“mREITs”). Topics to discuss include:

  • Manager terminations coupled with mREIT
  • On October 16, 2023, the Division of Examinations (the “Division”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced its examination priorities for 2024. While the Division typically announces its examination priorities near the start of the calendar year, this is the first time that the Division has published its examination priorities this early, to align

    October 4, 2023 Intelligize Webinar

    1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

    During this session focusing on recent developments and trends with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), panelists Ryan Castillo and Anna Pinedo, partners at Mayer Brown, joined by Polia Nair, Assurance Partner at CohnReznick, will cover the following topics:

  • Amendments to Rule 10b5-1:
  • Keynote Address: FDIC Director McKernan

    Please join Mayer Brown and the New York State Bar Association for two panels discussing Basel Endgame and Long-Term Debt Proposals. Director of the FDIC Board of Directors, Jonathan McKernan will give a keynote address.
    These events will take place at Mayer Brown’s New York office with an option to

    Webinar: September 18, 2023

    1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

    Join Mayer Brown and the Mortgage Bankers Association for brief discussions and updates on market developments, the M&A environment, the effect of the Basel III Endgame Proposals on the mortgage market, insurance sector interest in mortgage assets, FHLB reform, and more.

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    Guest Speakers

    • Michael Fratantoni

    September 19, 2023 Webinar
    12:30pm – 1:30pm ET
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    On September 19, 2023, Mayer Brown partners, Anna Pinedo and Matthew Bisanz, will speak at the Fordham University Corporate Law Center on the new US Basel Endgame proposal.

    As the Federal Reserve proposes stricter banking rules in line with the Basel Endgame capital requirements

    On August 23, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments (the “Amendments”) to Rule 15b9-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that generally eliminate the exemption from the requirement to become a member of a national securities association – effectively, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) – for SEC-registered broker-dealers