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An Australian Court's Blockchain Breakthrough 1

An Australian Court’s Blockchain Breakthrough

Proskauer – Blockchain advocates have been awaiting the final decision by ASX Ltd, the Australian Securities Exchange, as to whether ASX will replace its existing and aged CHESS registry, settlement and clearing system with a …

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No Early Return to Form For NZ Equity Capital Markets - Chapman Tripp ECM Report 3

No Early Return to Form For NZ Equity Capital Markets – Chapman Tripp ECM Report

Chapman Tripp – 13 February 2018 More vibrant equity capital markets may be on the horizon for New Zealand – but not this year, Chapman Tripp says. The firm today released its annual Equity Capital …

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Initial coin offerings – asking the right regulatory questions 6

Initial coin offerings – asking the right regulatory questions

Clifford Chance – Initial coin offerings or ICOs are growing rapidly. Essentially a method of crowdfunding facilitated through blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, ICOs are reported to have raised almost $1.3 billion globally from the start …

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Legislation Proposes Sweeping New Foreign Investment Review Authorities 12

Legislation Proposes Sweeping New Foreign Investment Review Authorities

Skadden – On November 8, 2017, a bipartisan group of legislators led by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., alongside co-sponsors including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced parallel legislation …

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Commentary: Discretionary Investment Management Services: A viable contender

MinterEllisonRuddWatts The significant and continuing development of New Zealand’s financial services legislation (generally after the 2008 global financial crisis, although not solely as a consequence of the crisis), has engendered an increased interest by both …

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"Recent Bills to Amend Dodd-Frank Preview Coming Attractions in Post-Election Congress" 13

“Recent Bills to Amend Dodd-Frank Preview Coming Attractions in Post-Election Congress”

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  Recently introduced legislation suggests that Republicans and Democrats in post-election Congress will be looking in very different directions on how to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and …

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FTC Commissioners Divided on Scope of Investment-Only Exemption to HSR Rules 14

FTC Commissioners Divided on Scope of Investment-Only Exemption to HSR Rules

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